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‘Why is Female Pattern Hair Loss Sometimes Called AGA?’

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Why Genetic Hair Loss is Also Known as AGAName: Jilian

Question: I have seen female pattern hair loss referred to as AGA in writing. Why is it called this and what does it mean?

Answer: Hi, Jilian. Although hereditary hair loss in women is most commonly referred to as Female Pattern Hair Loss, that is actually more of a colloquial term.

‘AGA’ is shorthand for Androgenetic Alopecia which is the medical term for genetic hair loss in general, whether it affects women or men (Male Pattern Baldness).

There are a few variations on these terms that may also be used but essentially refer to the same hair loss condition. These include hereditary or genetic hair loss, female pattern alopecia and Androgenic Alopecia.


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