Underlying Health Issues
10. Underactive Thyroid
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, can cause hair loss. You will need bloodwork to see if you really suffer from hypothyroidism. Other symptoms include fatigue and weight gain. If you are diagnosed with hypothyroidism, your doctor will prescribe medication and this should stop the hair loss as well as the other symptoms.
11. Autoimmune Disorders
Those who suffer from autoimmune system disorders, such as celiac disease, can experience hair loss. There are medications that can help, and your doctor may even suggest steroid injections to help stimulate hair growth.
Lupus is another autoimmune disease that may cause severe hair loss. However, the hair does not grow back after having Lupus. Those who have been diagnosed with Lupus can either adapt to a shorter hairstyle or opt for wigs, hats and/or scarves to hide their bald patches.
A lot of women between their twenties and early fifties have anemia due to irony deficiencies. This will contribute to hair loss and cause other symptoms such as fatigue, headache and vertigo. Once a doctor diagnoses you with anemia, after bloodwork, he/she will prescribe medication and this should stop the thinning of your hair.
14. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Many women suffer from PCOS, or polycystic ovary syndrome. This can cause weight gain, menstrual issues, ovarian cysts, infertility and hair loss. PCOS can be treated with medication, diet and exercise and usually the hair will grow back with time.
15. Other factors
There are many other factors that can lead to hair loss. These include chemotherapy for cancer patients, side effects of certain medications, over styling (excessive blow drying, hair products, shampooing, curling and flat irons, etc) and other factors. Those who take athletic steroids to increase their muscle tone may experience hair loss. If you are starting to notice severe hair loss, you should contact your primary physician to determine the cause.