Hair Problems

Overview

Hair problems are common and can hinder a person’s efforts to maintain a healthy, attractive appearance. Whether they affect men or women, hair problems can diminish self-esteem and self-confidence. Many forms of hair problems, including baldness and excessive hairiness, require clinical care by a health care professional.

Ethnic background, hair type, illness and age are all factors that may impact a person’s susceptibility to hair problems. For example, as people, age, their rate of hair growth decreases.

Physicians use a variety of diagnostic and treatment strategies to manage hair problems.

Basics