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“If you are los­ing more than 100 strands of hair a day for one or two weeks, it may be nec­es­sary to con­sult a der­ma­tol­o­gist,” sug­gests Dr Tan. A blood and/or hair di­ag­nos­tic test can be done to de­ter­mine the cause of the con­di­tion so it can be treated ac­cord­ingly. The most com­mon form of hair loss is known as an­dro­ge­netic alope­cia, or male or fe­male pat­tern hair loss, where hair loss oc­curs due to ge­netic or hor­monal fac­tors. In men, the hair­line re­cedes, with hair loss more sig­nif­i­cant in the front and crown ar­eas. In women, how­ever, the hair thin­ning typ­i­cally hap­pens be­hind the hair­line. Other con­di­tions in­clude alope­cia areata (pos­si­bly due to med­i­ca­tion) and tel­o­gen ef­flu­vium (pos­si­bly due to stress).

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