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How do hair disorders affect women differently than men?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some hair disorders, such as hirsutism, can have a more profound affect on a woman's emotional well being, than that of a man's. This is because women will grow excessive hair in areas such as beard, mustache, chest, back and inner thighs. By the same token, men may typically deal with baldness better than women. Women will probably utilize all the therapies offered, including wigs, whereas men may just let the baldness be, do the comb over, or just shave it all off.

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