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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. 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 ...

  2. Alopecia Areata - 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.

  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. Alopecia Areata - Other Treatment

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

  5. Alopecia Areata - Health Tools

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

  6. Alopecia Areata - 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.

  7. Hair Loss - Exams and Tests

    Your health professional will ask you questions about your hair loss and what's causing it.

  8. Alopecia Areata - 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 ...

  9. Hair Loss - Topic Overview

    Is hair loss normal? Get the facts.

  10. Alopecia Areata - What Happens

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

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