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  1. Hair Loss - Home Treatment

    Home treatment for hair loss includes hair care and hairstyling techniques that may help you cover thinning or bald spots on the scalp. This may be easier for women.

  2. Hair Loss - What Happens

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

  3. Hair Loss - Other Treatment

    Learn about treatments for hair loss, including hairpieces or weaves.

  4. 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.

  5. Causes of Hair Loss: Medicines and Medical Treatments - Topic Overview

    Medicines and medical treatments can cause hair loss. Medicines Many medicines that can cause hair loss include: Medicines used to treat cancer ( chemotherapy ). Birth control pills. Women who lose hair while taking birth control pills usually have an inherited tendency toward hair thinning. If hair thinning occurs,a woman can consult her doctor about switching to another birth control pill ...

  6. 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

  7. Types of Hair Loss - Topic Overview

    There are many types of hair loss. It is often categorized according to when it takes place during the hair growth cycle: anagen,catagen,and telogen. The anagen phase is when your hair grows-your hair follicle forms a new hair shaft. Most (90%) of the hair on your scalp is in a growing phase that lasts from 2 to 6 years. The catagen phase follows the anagen stage. This is a 1- to 2-week ...

  8. 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). ...

  9. Hair Loss - Topic Overview

    Is hair loss normal? Get the facts.

  10. Hair Loss - When To Call a Doctor

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

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