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    Medical Reference Related to Hair Loss

    1. 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.

    2. Hair Loss: Hairpiece Basics

      This article covers the basics of hairpieces: materials used, how they are attached, options available.

    3. Hair Loss: Resources

      Looking for more information about hair loss? These nonprofit and consumer organizations offer plenty of resources.

    4. 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.

    5. Surgical Hair Restoration: What to Avoid in a Surgeon

      Hair restoration surgery is not regulated in the U.S. and legally anyone with an MD can do hair restoration procedures. It's best to seek an experienced surgeon if you're considering hair restoration surgery. Here's what to stay away from.

    6. Women’s Hair Loss and Hair Restoration

      Some women with hair loss make good candidates for hair restoration surgery. Learn more here.

    7. Hair Loss and Oral Contraceptives

      Many forms of contraception, including the pill, hormone injections, and implants, may trigger hair loss.

    8. 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.

    9. Male Pattern Baldness Diagnosis

      Male pattern hair loss is diagnosed based on the appearance and pattern of the hair loss. The Norwood Scale is a common tool for determining the type and extent of hair loss.

    10. 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.

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