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What to do about thinning hair

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Losing your hair? Ask your doctor about minoxidil (Rogaine) and other treatments that can slow hair loss.

Why you're losing your hair—and how to treat it.

Your hair is an important part of your self-image, and if you start to lose it—as up to 60% of us eventually do—the loss can be devastating. Throughout our lives we regularly shed 50 to 100 strands a day, but that process accelerates as we get older. Our hair also regrows at a slower pace than it once did, so we can't fill in thinning spots as easily.

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