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Is it possible for a female to suffer from baldness?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
FEMALE BALDNESS: When women lose scalp hair it is called "hairloss", not "baldness."! many medications are responsible for women's hairloss. Anemia, homone imbalance, crash dieting, stress, deficiencies in certain supplements & vitamins. See a dermatologist who might be able to figure out the "whys" of your problem and recommend accordingly. Do not worry!
Answered on Jan 14, 2019
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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Copper shampoo sometimes helps with continued hairloss
Aug 5, 2012

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Copper: You can try copper containing shampoos to prevent hair loss.
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