Is hair loss a result of aging?

Sometimes. Aging related hair loss is called androgenetic alopecia. This is due to gradual minaturization of the follicles over time. Over-the-counter rogaine (generic=minoxidil) stops this process for as long as you use it. However, if you stop, the minaturization process begins again and hair loss restarts as though you've never used it before. So, for rogaine to work, you must use it for life.
No. Depends on the type of hair loss. Male pattern hair loss is more common as one grws loder. It is an occurrence more common with age but is not caused by age.

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I am 23 now, I am suffering from hair loss from my 18th age. I ve consulted so many doctors, they prescribed with biotin -E, vitamin, iron tablets. But no positive result. Even though my hairs shed it regrows, thanks that keeps me from balding. I am diag

Genetic cause? The medical problems that need to be excluded are an under active thyroid gland or autoimmune disease. Blood tests will help diagnose. Pregnancy, weight loss, stress/trauma, too much vitamin A are other causes. Because of your age, I suspect androgenetic alopecia, a genetic tendency to lose hair as the follicles themselves shrink. Continue working with a good dermatologist with an interest in hair. Read more...

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Telogen effluvium? Is that what they called it? If that's what it is, basically it's not treatable and generally it remits after a while. Eat sensibly, trusting you've had your thyroid checked, an economical multivitamin with minerals appropriate to your being a young woman and with regard to your diet. In the meantime, a baseball cap looks great. Read more...