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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. 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.

  2. Hair Loss - Prevention

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

  3. Alopecia Areata - What Increases Your Risk

    Learn about factors that increase the risk of hair loss.

  4. 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.

  5. Female Pattern Baldness

    Mistakenly thought to be a strictly male disease, women make up a significant percentage of American hair loss sufferers. Forty percent of women have visible hair loss by the time they are age 40, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

  6. Alopecia Areata

    Alopecia areata, nails. Pitting in organized transverse rows giving the nail a "hammered brass" appearance.

  7. Telogen Effluvium

    TE appears as a diffuse thinning of hair on the scalp, which may not be even all over. It can be a bit more severe in some areas of the scalp than others.

  8. 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. The damage to the follicle is usually not permanent.

  9. Male Pattern Baldness

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

  10. Hair Loss in Women

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

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