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Diffuse alopecia

Diffuse alopecia is a type of hair loss that does not result in complete baldness. Generally, with diffuse alopecia, hair become dull and scattered, thus giving the hair a sparse looks. Diffuse alopecia can be caused by many factors including: hormones, such as hyperthyroidism during or after childbirth; drugs, such as during chemotherapy, nutritional deficiencies, a poor diet or poor absorption of nutrients, stress or nervous shock. In general, diffuse alopecia is more frequent in the elderly.

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