I’m almost 20 and I’m a male. In the past 6 months, I’ve lost about 30 pounds, and had no sign of hair loss, most recently (January) I moved to Ohio and shortly after settling in I started noticing hairs in the sink, and that when I run my fingers through my hair about 5 or 6 hairs come out every time. It’s probably nothing to worry about but it’s never happened before either. I’m thinking its either the stress of moving and starting a new job or the drastic change of temperature (I moved from southern California). I don’t really feel stressed anymore since I was able to find a job and I’m financially stable, but I’m still losing hair. I don’t have any bald spots or receding hairlines. Is this something I should see a doctor about? Thanks in advance.
You should not assume that the cause is one thing or another. Starvation diets or poor nutrition can cause hair loss. For men in your age group, you should have your hair mapped out for miniaturization first to see if you are genetically balding. You really need a diagnosis first.
Most people with controlled, good diets and weight loss will not experience hair loss.