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Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

  1. Male Pattern Baldness Treatments

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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: Introduction

    Hair restoration includes surgical and nonsurgical techniques to replace lost hair, including hair transplantation, and other techniques.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Hair Loss: Glossary

    Find definitions of common terms related to hair loss here.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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