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Hair Loss in Women

A receding hairline and bald spot on the crown are typical of male-pattern baldness. Women who develop this pattern of hair loss may have a hormone problem, and a medical evaluation should be performed. Call your doctor's office to arrange an evaluation.

If no specific cause for your hair loss can be found, you may still respond to certain types of hormonal treatment. In addition, non-prescription medicated shampoos that contain minoxidil can help to prevent or even reverse this type of hair loss.

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