Hair loss or thinning

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder and mental health condition that can be life-threatening.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Hide eating habits
  • Intentional weight loss
  • Obsessed with weight or appearance
  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Missing periods

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Anorexia.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Polycystic ovaries

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Hair loss or thinning
  • Excess hair growth
  • Gaining weight unintentionally
  • Acne
  • Missing periods

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Polycystic ovaries.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.