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Hair loss can run in families. It can also be caused by things like an illness, stress and cancer treatment.

A doctor may be able to diagnose the cause of hair loss by looking at your hair.

Most hair loss does not need treatment. There are medicines that can sometimes help and some people may choose to wear a wig.

You may be able to get counselling if hair loss is causing you distress. Joining a hair loss support group or online forum may also help.

Hair loss can happen naturally or be caused by a medical condition. There are treatments that may help if your hair loss is upsetting you.

Page last reviewed: 24/01/2024
Next review due: 24/01/2027