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Obesity , hair loss , and female pattern baldness

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As soon as I started puberty, my hair got thinner and I gained weight. What could be the cause of my hair loss and weight gain? I have been checked for hypothyroidism and PCOS and my iron levels are also fine. I have been to see a dermatologist who couldn't help me either. Is there any medical condition which may be causing this or is it female pattern baldness? None of my female relatives have had this condition.

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replied July 28th, 2008
Hair Loss, Hair Disorders Answer A4455
It is true that there are certain medical conditions (diabetes, hypothyroidism, PCOS, depression, etc.) that can cause obesity, but whatever condition you have, the concrete reason for obesity is excessive eating and low physical activity.

A direct reason for obesity is always the fact that you ingest more calories than you burn. You may want to consult an endocrinologist about the obesity problem.

I am not sure about the hair loss. It could be female pattern baldness. You request to have your testosterone and DHEA levels in the blood checked.

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