Common causes of hair loss

Common causes of hair loss

different types of hair loss

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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