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What are causes of hair disorders?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Because of so many different hair disorders there are a variety of different causes. For instance, excessive hair growth can be caused by heredity, certain medications, hormones, or an underlying disease such as cancer. Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors as well. These would include, stress, heredity, aging, an underlying disease, or medications and treatments, such as chemotherapy.

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