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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. 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.

  2. Hair Loss: Tips for Buying a Hairpiece

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

  3. Hair Loss in Children: Introduction

    Like adults, children suffer from hair loss. It accounts for a number of pediatrician visits each year. WebMD takes a look at children's hair loss.

  4. Surgical Hair Restoration: What to Look for in a Surgeon

    Looking for a reputable hair restoration surgeon? Here are questions to ask, considerations to keep in mind, and the type of surgeon or clinic to seek.

  5. Male Pattern Baldness Causes

    Male pattern hair loss stems from hair follicles on the scalp that are genetically sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a by-product of testosterone. DHT harms the follicle so that hair does not grow.

  6. 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.

  7. Hair Loss Causes

    Hair loss - the medical term is alopecia - is a number of diseases caused by several factors. This introduction opens WebMD's guide, Help for Hair Loss.

  8. Hair Loss: Glossary

    Find definitions of common terms related to hair loss here.

  9. Causes of Hair Loss in Women

    Women's hair loss shares many of the same causes as men's hair loss, in addition to such conditions as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.

  10. Hair Loss in Children With Cancer

    Learn how to help your child deal with hair loss that often comes with cancer treatment.

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