Hair Loss - What Increases Your Risk

Factors that increase the risk of hair loss include:

If you have alopecia areata, you are more likely to have permanent hair loss if:

  • You have a family history of the condition.
  • You have the condition at a young age.
  • You have an autoimmune disease.
  • You have allergies (atopy).
  • You have a lot of hair loss.
  • You have abnormal color, shape, texture, or thickness of the fingernails or toenails.
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