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  1. Hair Loss - Other Treatment

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

  2. 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). ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Hair Loss - Health Tools

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

  5. 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

  6. Hair Loss - Cause

    Excessive hair loss (more than 100 hairs a day) can be caused by inherited factors, disease, stress, medications, injury, aging, or hair care.

  7. Hair Loss - Exams and Tests

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. Hair Analysis

    Hair analysis uses samples of hair for DNA analysis or to detect illegal drug use (such as the use of cocaine). Hair samples are tested using various chemicals and analyzed under a microscope.

  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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