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When should you see a doctor about hair loss?

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If you lose hair suddenly, see your doctor. It may be caused by illnesses, medicine, or your diet.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair Loss: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome," "Hair loss: Who gets and causes."

Avram, M. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, March 2007.

FDA: "Questions and Answers: Finasteride Label Changes."

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery: "Low Level Laser Therapy."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Biotin."

MedLine Plus: "Minoxidil Topical."

Messenger, A. British Journal of Dermatology, 2004.

Adam Penstein, MD, chief of dermatology, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Lake Success, NY.

Trueb, R. Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, June 2006.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 5, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Hair Loss: Diagnosis, treatment and outcome," "Hair loss: Who gets and causes."

Avram, M. Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, March 2007.

FDA: "Questions and Answers: Finasteride Label Changes."

International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery: "Low Level Laser Therapy."

Linus Pauling Institute: "Biotin."

MedLine Plus: "Minoxidil Topical."

Messenger, A. British Journal of Dermatology, 2004.

Adam Penstein, MD, chief of dermatology, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Lake Success, NY.

Trueb, R. Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging, June 2006.

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on September 5, 2019

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