TLDR Obstetrician/gynecologists can diagnose and manage female hair loss with careful history taking and examination.
This document from 8 years ago provides information on the diagnosis and management of hair loss in women, specifically focusing on nonscarring diffuse alopecias. The article suggests that obstetrician/gynecologists can often diagnose and manage female pattern hair loss (FPHL) and telogen effluvium (TE) with careful attention to history taking and a brief examination. The article also provides a list of references for further reading on the topic, including information on the psychology of hair loss, nutritional deficiencies and supplements, hormonal changes in menopause, and various treatments such as minoxidil, ketoconazole shampoo, and spironolactone.View this study on journals.lww.com →
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