Also called: Alopecia

Did you know that the average person has 5 million hairs? Hair grows all over your body except on your lips, palms and the soles of your feet. It takes about four months for healthy hair to grow an inch. Most hairs grow for up to six years and then fall out. New hairs grow in their place. Men - and some women - lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are a low protein diet, a family history or poor nutrition.

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  1. link Sudha
    what is the treatment for alopecia universalis
    Sudha- over a year ago - in Hair Diseases and Hair Loss
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    Want to know what is causing it
    I have been on bp med. Toprol for 5 or 6 years and I am 55 . I also take low dose of lexapro. I have thyroid desease and just had blood tested for tha - 55% more...
    Wantmyhairback- over a year ago - 1 Reply - in Hair Diseases and Hair Loss
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