Hair loss is a common problem in both men and women, yet many
women go untreated due to the social stigma associated with
losing their hair, and because most therapies are targeted to
men. In women, hair loss may be genetic or caused by conditions
such as a thyroid problem or anemia. Once a medical problem has
been ruled out, treatments for female-pattern baldness include
topical minoxidil (Rogaine) and hair transplants. Camouflaging
techniques such as wigs and hair styling can also help.
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