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  1. Finasteride for Male Hair Loss

    Drug details for Finasteride for male hair loss.

  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 - Topic Overview

    What is alopecia areata?Alopecia areata is a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles, which is where hair growth begins. Experts do not know why the immune system attacks the follicles. Alopecia areata is most common in people younger than 20, but children and adults of any age may be affected. What happens in alopecia areata?Alopecia areata usually

  4. 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 ...

  5. Contact Immunotherapy for Hair Loss - 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 ...

  6. 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). ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. Hair Loss in Women

    Hair loss is not just a problem for men. Many women are afflicted by the condition as well.

  10. Male Pattern Baldness

    An overview of male hair loss, which affects most men at some point in their life.

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