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23 Feb 2004

Hair loss
Someone told me that the cause of my hair loss is genetic?
How do i know if this is true? Can you do tests, and where?
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Geneticist
geneticist

01 Jan 0001

Dear Janine

There are many causes of hair loss, including the aging process. The normal pattern of baldness, with onset in middle age, sometimes runs in families. In these circumstances, males are more severely affected than females. If your hair loss is patchy or atypical, it might be worthwhile to consult a skin specialist.

Regards, Maritha
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