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Hair Loss / Baldness / Alopecia

Introduction

Names:

Hair loss, baldness, alopecia

Medical category:

Dermatology

Communicability:

Not contagious

Common among:

Men, older adults

Medical diagnosis:

Depends

Heritability:

Heritable

Medical treatment:

Available

Chronic:

Depends

Permanent cure:

Depends

What is hair loss?

Hair loss (also known as baldness and alopecia) refers to the loss of hair from the scalp or other body parts. While hair loss is more likely to affect males, elder people, and highly stressed individuals, it can affect anyone.

What are the signs and symptoms of hair loss?

The signs and symptoms of hair loss include excessive shedding, hair thinning, receding hairline, patchy bald spots, and excessively oily/dry scalp.

What causes hair loss?

Hair loss can be induced by various causes, such as aging, heredity (family history), malnutrition, the use of certain medications/drugs, various medical conditions, psychological distress etc.

What are the treatments for hair loss?

Treatments available for hair loss include medications, hair transplant surgeries, laser therapy, PRP therapy, injections and mesotherapy etc.

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