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Pandemic stress boosts hair loss among women and men

Losing your hair? You are not alone. In addition to the usual number of people who suffer from hair loss, many more women and men are losing their hair as a result of the stress created by COVID-19, medical experts say.

Take heart, however. New advanced treatments are available that can reverse hair loss and even detect it in advance. In normal times, hair thinning and hair loss affect about 50 million men and about 30 million women in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Forty percent of women and 85 percent of men will have marked hair thinning by age 50, The American Hair Loss Association says. Hair loss can start as early age 35 for women.

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