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Letters Non-hormone treatment of menopause symptoms

Hair loss is an important symptom of the menopause

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 24 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k245
  1. Amr Salam, dermatology registrar,
  2. Christos Tziotzios, dermatology registrar,
  3. David A Fenton, consultant dermatologist
  1. St John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, Guy's Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK
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Hickey and colleagues provide a comprehensive overview of non-hormonal treatments for menopausal symptoms.1 But they do not discuss female pattern hair loss (FPHL), also referred to as androgenetic alopecia, which many women experience around menopause.

FPHL is the most common cause of hair loss in women. It is a non-scarring alopecia that …

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