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Hair loss

The thinning of hair on the scalp and associated prevention and treatment.

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Hair loss

Propecia

Health care; Hair loss

Generically referred to as finasteride, Propecia is an anti-androgen used for the treatment of male pattern hair loss or the gradual thinning of the hair on the scalp, leading to a receding hairline ...

zinc

Health care; Hair loss

A mineral essential to the body, zinc is a constituent of many enzymes that permit chemical reactions to proceed at normal rates. It is involved in the manufacture of protein (protein synthesis) and ...

weight loss

Health care; Hair loss

Weight loss is a decrease in body weight resulting from either voluntary (diet, exercise) or involuntary (illness) circumstances. Most instances of weight loss arise due to the loss of body fat, but ...

vitamins

Health care; Hair loss

The word "vitamin" was coined in 1911 by the Warsaw-born biochemist Casimir Funk (1884-1967). At the Lister Institute in London, Funk isolated a substance that prevented nerve inflammation (neuritis) ...

vitamin D

Health care; Hair loss

A steroid vitamin which promotes the intestinal absorption and metabolism of calcium and phosphorus. Under normal conditions of sunlight exposure, no dietary supplementation is necessary because ...

vitamin B12

Health care; Hair loss

A vitamin important for the normal formation of red blood cells and the health of the nerve tissues. Undetected and untreated vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to anemia and permanent nerve and brain ...

trichotillomania

Health care; Hair loss

Compulsive hair pulling. A disorder characterized by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, eyebrows or other body hair. It is believed to be related to obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...

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