Morning Rounds: A look at hair loss

Posted at 10:53 AM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 12:53:24-05

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Dr. Blair Davison with St. Patrick Hospital takes a look at the issue of hair loss during the February 6, 2019 edition of Morning Rounds.

The American Academy of Dermatology has more information about hair loss on their website, including the following:

Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.

There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. People under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases and medical treatments can cause hair loss.

The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss. About 80 million men and women in the United States have this type of hair loss. Other names for this type of hair loss are:

Male-pattern baldness.
Female-pattern baldness.
Androgenetic alopecia.