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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

    Alopecia areata is hair loss caused when the immune system attacks hair follicles,where hair growth begins. Contact immunotherapy is an experimental therapy that may be the most effective treatment for severe alopecia areata. 1 A common medicine used is diphenylcyclopropenone (DPCP). DPCP,a liquid,is "painted" on the scalp once a week. The concentration of the solution is increased at ...

  2. 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.

  3. Alopecia Areata - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about factors that increase the risk of hair loss.

  4. Alopecia Areata - Other Treatment

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

  5. Alopecia Areata - Exams and Tests

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

  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. Alopecia Areata - 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.

  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. Alopecia Areata - Topic Overview

    Is hair loss normal? Get the facts.

  10. Alopecia Areata - Prevention

    Hair loss that is caused by medications, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented.

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