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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. Hair Loss: Glossary

    Find definitions of common terms related to hair loss here.

  2. Women's Hair Loss: Diagnosis

    A number of tests can determine the extent of a woman's hair loss. The Savin Scale is another useful tool that shows types and patterns of hair loss.

  3. History of Surgical Hair Restoration

    Modern hair restoration procedures date from Japan in the 1930s. Learn more about hair restoration history in this article.

  4. Alopecia Areata

    Alopecia areata is a common hair loss condition that seems to be related to immune system dysfunction. It appears as well-defined circular bald patches on the scalp, and can affect men, women, and children.

  5. Hair Loss: Tips for Buying a Hairpiece

    What to look for, what to avoid when buying a hairpiece.

  6. Hair Loss: The Science of Hair

    What is hair, how does it grow, and how does hair loss happen? Some science behind hair is explained here.

  7. Congenital Hypotrichosis

    This condition indicates not hair loss, but no hair growth at all. It seems to be a genetic disease, and can happen at birth.

  8. Male Pattern Baldness Treatments

    Two medications are approved for hair loss, and can be effective, especially if hair loss is caught and treated early.

  9. Telogen Effluvium and Other Effluviums

    Effluviums are a certain type of hair loss condition. They affect different phases of the hair growth cycle. This article describes the definition, the cause, and treatments.

  10. Surgical Hair Restoration: Are You a Candidate?

    Not everyone or every hair loss condition lends itself to hair restoration surgery. Who are the best candidates? Find out here.

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