Hair loss can occur as a result of aging, heredity, medications or an underlying medical condition, and can affect men and women of all ages. It may leave you with pattern baldness, patchy spots or thinned hair. Some patients may also experience excessive hair shedding, a condition known as telogen effluvium. Most people are troubled by this undesired change to their appearance.
The best treatment option for hair loss depends on the location and extent of the hair loss, but may include hair growth medications, wigs and hairpieces, and hair transplant or scalp reduction surgery.