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Health Tip: Losing Your Hair?
Cause may not be in your genes
-- Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- Shedding hair can be a genetic trait, but it can also be a sign of physical or mental distress.

The American Academy of Dermatology mentions these potential reasons for hair shedding:

  • Losing at least 20 pounds quickly.
  • Having recently given birth.
  • Suffering a great deal of emotional stress, such as from a family problem or loss of a job.
  • Having a high fever or a serious illness, or having recently had an operation.
  • Having recently stopped taking birth control pills.
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