I am getting bald in the top of my head and also on the left side of my head. Not sure what the problem. I was told that if you took a lot of diet pills in your younger days (of which I did) that would cause it. Please help me on this matter. It is very embrassing to go bald at the age of 42. Not that is matters but I am a black female.
Actually, race and sex do matter since certain backgrounds tend to produce certain types of hair loss. In your case, diet pills taken many years ago are not high on my list of causes for hair loss, although extreme diets and conditions such as anorexia and bulimia definitely do weaken hair and cause loss. For a final and accurate answer, you would really have to be examined and tested by a hair doctor (get your scalp mapped out for miniaturization) or a dermatologist, but I suspect you might want to review the many previous blog entries about Female Hair Loss to understand the various causes of hair loss that must be considered.
On a more positive note, hair loss in certain hair types (for example African-American hair or kinky/curly hair types) gets better results from replacement surgery and/or other treatments. Depending on what type of hair loss you have, you may still have many options for treatment, so don’t despair!