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Hair Loss - Prevention

Hair loss that is caused by medicines, stress, lack of protein or iron, or hair care may be prevented.

Avoiding certain medicines, reducing stress, getting adequate protein and iron in your diet, and using hairstyles that don't damage your hair may reduce or prevent hair loss.

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Understanding Hair Loss Signs & Symptoms

Signs of hair loss and hair loss conditions vary between men, women and children. However, people of any age or sex may notice more hair collecting in their hairbrush or in the shower drain. The signs of hair loss and hair conditions in men may include: Thinning hair on the scalp A receding hairline A horseshoe-shaped pattern that leaves the crown of the head exposed Signs of hair loss and hair conditions in women may include: General hair thinning, especially at the crown o...

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Inherited hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) cannot be prevented.

    This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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    Last Updated: March 12, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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