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Telogen effluvium is a scalp disorder characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the telogen phase (the resting phase of the hair follicle). It is mainly characterized by a diffuse thinning of the hair on the scalp and can occur in both men and women.
Telogen effluvium can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical or emotional stress, hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or menopause), nutritional deficiencies, certain medications, and medical conditions such as thyroid disease or autoimmune disorders. Treatment involves reducing stressors, improving diet, and addressing any underlying condition that might have been the cause.
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