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  1. Causes of Hair Loss: Diseases - Topic Overview

    Diseases that can cause hair loss,thinning,or breakage include: Lupus,in which hair tends to become brittle and may fall out in patches. Short,broken hairs ("lupus hairs") commonly appear above the forehead. Hair loss is usually not permanent. Some people with lupus also develop a form of lupus called discoid or cutaneous lupus that affects only the skin ("cutaneous" refers to skin). ...

  2. Hair Loss - Medications

    Medications for hair loss can slow thinning of hair and increase coverage of the scalp by growing new hair and enlarging existing hairs. However, they need to be taken continuously.

  3. Hair Loss - Treatment Overview

    Some people choose to treat hair loss with medications or surgery, such as hair transplantation. Others choose to wear hairpieces (wigs or toupees) or use different methods of hair styling (dyeing or combing). The approach you use depends on the cause of

  4. Hair Loss - Symptoms

    Hair loss can occur as thinning, in which you may not notice hair falling out, or as shedding, in which clumps of hair fall out.

  5. Hair Loss Caused by Lack of Protein - Topic Overview

    Hair loss may occasionally be caused by lack of protein in the diet. Some people who go on crash diets that exclude protein or who have abnormal eating habits may develop protein malnutrition. When this happens,the body will help save protein by shifting growing hairs into the resting phase. Increased hair shedding can occur 2 to 3 months later. This condition can be reversed and prevented ...

  6. Hair Loss - What Happens

    What happens in hair loss depends on its cause -- whether it is inherited or not.

  7. Hair Loss - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding hair loss medications.

  8. Hair Loss - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your health professional if your hair loss is sudden, rather than gradual.

  9. Hair Loss - Surgery

    Surgery to cover bald areas of the scalp may be used to treat hair loss. If successful, surgery may be a permanent treatment for hair loss.

  10. Hair Transplant Surgery

    Hair transplantation surgery involves moving scalp hair and hair follicles from an area with a lot of hair to an area with thinning hair or baldness.

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