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Hair Loss in Men and Women (Alopecia) (cont.)

What is generalized (diffuse) hair loss?

This is an overall hair thinning without specific bald spots or patterns. While this type of hair loss may not be noticeable to others, often the individual will feel their hair is not as thick or full as it previously was. Common conditions in this category are

  • telogen effluvium (rapid shedding after childbirth, fever, or sudden weight loss);
  • androgenetic or androgenic hair loss ("male-pattern baldness," "female-pattern baldness").

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