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My wife is beginning to experience hair loss and is only 25, what can she do to reverse this process?
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Samyukta Mullangi
Dermatology
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In brief: Hair loss
The most common type of hair loss is a condition called androgenetic alopecia [1].
This type of hair loss can affect both men and women. Other terms for androgenetic alopecia include “male pattern balding” and “female pattern hair loss.” treatments to discuss with her doctor include estrogen containing birth control pills, minoxydil, propecia, (finasteride) spironolactone etc.

In brief: Hair loss
The most common type of hair loss is a condition called androgenetic alopecia [1].
This type of hair loss can affect both men and women. Other terms for androgenetic alopecia include “male pattern balding” and “female pattern hair loss.” treatments to discuss with her doctor include estrogen containing birth control pills, minoxydil, propecia, (finasteride) spironolactone etc.
Samyukta Mullangi
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Dr. Christopher Powers
Did she just have a baby, start a birth control pill or enter a stressful period in her life? All will cause a temporary shift in the percentage of hair in the "telogen" phase, a phase which ends with the loss of hair. This is telogen effluvium and will almost always correct itself with resolution of the underlying event. Can be scary though.
Dr. Claude Parola
Internal Medicine
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In brief: What can be done
Hair loss can be from many causes; anxiety/stress, thyroid problems, autoimmune diseases, syphylis among other things can cause hair loss, she should check with her doctor to see she she has any of these problems, alopecia areata ( areas of baldness) sometimes can be cured with steroid injections to the affected area of the head.

In brief: What can be done
Hair loss can be from many causes; anxiety/stress, thyroid problems, autoimmune diseases, syphylis among other things can cause hair loss, she should check with her doctor to see she she has any of these problems, alopecia areata ( areas of baldness) sometimes can be cured with steroid injections to the affected area of the head.
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