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How do other illnesses affect hair loss?

Hair loss can be caused by several illnesses. If you receive chemotherapy for cancer, you might lose your hair. Thyroid problems, lupus, and skin infections can also cause hair loss. Mental problems such as extreme stress can result in hair loss.

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