Hair loss (Alopecia)
Hair loss can occur at any age. Men, women and children can experience hair loss for many reasons. Although hair loss is not usually damaging to your health it can impact your quality of life and self-confidence.
Baldness or thinning of the hair at the crown can be a result of a genetic trait (passed down to you by your parents) or just a part of the ageing process. Stress or a change in diet can also cause hair loss as can hormonal changes in pregnancy or menopause. Stress can also be a factor.
Treatment varies depending on the severity of hair loss. Your GP will refer you to a consultant dermatologist for further diagnosis and treatment.
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