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How does hair loss affect the body?

Healthy hair cycles through growing, transition, and resting phases. After the resting phase, a healthy hair falls out and a new one grows in its place. Hair loss affects the body when hair falls out and is not replaced with new growth. Hair loss can cause embarrassment or be a symptom of a more serious condition.

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