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Age, medications, sex, family history, and illness are all risk factors for alopecia. Androgenetic alopecia is more common in males and prevalence increases with age. People with a family history of hair loss are at a greater predisposition to developing alopecia compared to individuals who do not have a family history. Psychosocial stress, hormonal imbalance, and illness also increase the risk of alopecia.

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