From this pharmacy CPD module on the common causes of hair loss you will learn about:
- The hair growth cycle
- The different types of alopecia (hair loss) and their causes, symptoms and treatment
- Advice pharmacists can give to patients suffering from alopecia
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Hair is formed of three layers – the medulla, cortex and outer cuticle – all made from a hard protein called keratin. There are two types of human hair:
- vellus hair – the short, fine, light-coloured hair mainly found on the body
- terminal hair – this tends to be darker and longer, and includes scalp hair.
On average, adults have about 100,000 hairs on their head, which grow at a rate of around 0.3-0.4mm a day. In
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