Hair Loss in Women: Treatments
Hair loss in women is often treated with a topical solution (Rogaine), some oral contraceptives, a medicated shampoo, and other drugs.
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.
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.
Hair Loss and Oral Contraceptives
Many forms of contraception, including the pill, hormone injections, and implants, may trigger hair loss.
Types of Hair Loss in Women
Women's hair loss, like men's hair loss, takes the form of various types of alopecia and effluviums.
This condition indicates not hair loss, but no hair growth at all. It seems to be a genetic disease, and can happen at birth.
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.
Hair Loss in Children With Cancer
Learn how to help your child deal with hair loss that often comes with cancer treatment.
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.
Hair Loss: Hair Shaft Defects
Damage to the hair fiber can lead to hair loss. This article describes some hair shaft defects that cause hair loss.