What you need to know about hair loss and the treatment
The condition is often referred to as “hair loss”, but it’s actually a result of a genetic disorder.
Researchers at the University of Ottawa say that it is an “over-allised and relatively simple” condition that is caused by a defect in a gene called SLC16A2, which makes hair follicles.
It is common in women who have a mutation in the gene and it has also been found in men.
In the first study, the researchers found that in women with SLC20A2 mutations, hair loss was caused by an increase in melanin in the hair follicle.
The researchers say that in men, the increase in pigment is more easily explained by a decrease in hair growth.
“If you’re a man with SLS20A3 mutations, there is no change in the melanin levels in your hair,” said Dr. Michael Munk.
Munk said there is a “good relationship” between SLC19A2 and SLC17A2.
If one gene is responsible for hair loss, it’s not likely that other genes will have an effect, Munk said.
There are many reasons why women may develop hair loss but one of the most common is the lack of the hair hormone melatonin.
Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland and is released by the brain and body when it’s tired.
It helps to regulate moods and sleep patterns.
When women are diagnosed with SLE, their hair loss tends to be less severe.
They may not have any noticeable symptoms and there is generally no risk of developing cancer, according to the University.
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