L64.8: Other androgenic alopecia

You are losing more hair on your head than is growing back.

Hair loss often occurs in old age. The sex hormones in the body change. This also affects the hair on the head. Your hair is getting thinner and falling out more quickly.

The tendency to lose hair is usually congenital, which means you were born with it. This is the most common reason for hair loss. Sometimes certain medications cause hair loss. For example, medications taken for deposits in the blood vessels, or for pain.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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