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A condition of abnormal hair loss, alopecia areata occurs when odd bald patches appear suddenly, sometimes disappear, and may return again from time to time. Many factors can cause this condition, including cancer treatments, hormonal changes (Pregnancy and Menopause), Infections (notably ringworm), poisoning (arsenic or cadmium), Stress, or deficiencies in the diet.
Nutritional changes may significantly improve scalp and hair condition. Only one medication has shown to benefit this condition - the Hypertension drug minoxidil.
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