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How do hair disorders affect the body?

Hair disorders can affect the body in a variety of ways. Depending on the hair disorder, you could experience physical feelings or emotional distress. Because some hair disorders are caused by an underlying disease process, you might experience some physical distress. If your hair disorder is hereditary, emotional, as well as physical, distress may be felt. Living with excessive hairiness or premature baldness can be emotionally traumatic. Additionally, removal of unwanted hair can be painful using certain methods.

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