hi, i am 17 years old and have been experiencing hair loss for the last 2 years. it is general thinning all over, especially on the sides, and have been told its due to Male pattern baldness (even though parents and grandparents still have full head of hair). i am willing to accept it as i understand these things happen, but i have also lately noticed, that my pubic hair has been thinning reasonably at same rate as hair loss on head. is there possibly any connection? and if there is, any cures? i would also like to add that i have Coeliac Disease, and have constantly recorded low iron levels, though over the last year i have take iron supplements. i would be really delighted to hear that it could be something else other than male pattern baldness
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. All forms of coeliac disease involve IgA antibodies and intolerance to the gliadin fraction of gluten found in wheat. Thus, your hair loss could be due to coeliac disease as your antibodies can attack the hair follicle, leading to generalized hair loss on your scalp and body. Taking a multivitamin may help with hair loss, because people with coeliac disease tend to lack certain minerals and vitamins due to intestinal mal-absorption (which can cause hair loss by missing dietary elements critical to hair growth). However, ultimately, you may need an immune suppression medication to control the antibody produced in your body from attacking your hair. More in depth evaluation of your hair may be a good place to start before considering any treatment. Clearly, the doctor who is in charge of your coeliac problem should be â€˜in-charge’ of your medications for any such suppressive immunological treatment.