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Why am I losing all of my body hair?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If you are losing all of your body hair, you need to consult your doctor. Loss of body hair can signal a serious underlying medical condition. For example, the autoimmune disease lupus sometimes causes loss of hair from the head, face, and/or body. You could also have alopecia universalis, an autoimmune condition that causes total loss of body hair. Hormone problems and use of certain medications can also cause body hair loss in some people. For an accurate diagnosis, make an appointment with your doctor.

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