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What is androgenetic alopecia?

Androgenetic alopecia is a common condition in both men and women. It is genetic, or inherited. It is caused by a shortened "growth phase" of the hair's life cycle, which normally lasts 2-3 years. The hair is slowly replaced by thinner hair. Hormones regulate the replacement of the thick hairs by the thinner finer hairs.

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