Can Obesity Cause Hair Loss


Can Obesity Cause Hair Loss?

  • 13 September 2019
  • Hair Experts @ AHS
  • 4 min. read

There have been research examining the relation between obesity and hair loss. Most of the conclusion till date says that there is no direct connection between being overweight and losing hair. However, there are reasons why you are losing hair if you are putting on weight and finding it difficult to lose weight with your hair problems.

Here are some possible things to check:

1. Stress

Stress is one of the major reasons of both weight gain and hair loss. Chronic stress can be caused by mental health disorders. Dealing with stress may involve therapy, treatments, lifestyle changes and stress management methods. We often know, at least subconsciously, if we’re too stressed out.



2. Poor nutrition

If you do not eat a balanced diet or are eating a lot of junk food, then there are high chances that you will put on weight which also results in malnutrition. Deficiency in Vitamin E can affect both skin and hair, and few vitamins, like biotin, are also needed for healthy hair.

3. Underactive thyroid

The two most common symptoms of an underactive thyroid are hair loss and weight gain. If you are in your thirties, and are experiencing tiredness, hair loss or dry skin, you should get your thyroid levels checked.



4. Diabetes

If you do not eat a balanced diet or are eating a lot of junk food, then there are high chances that you will put on weight which also results in malnutrition. Deficiency in Vitamin E can affect both skin and hair, and few vitamins, like biotin, are also needed for healthy hair.

5. Menopause

Menopause can start as early as 40 years old and causes all kinds of imbalances in the body. Declines in progesterone, estrogen and testosterone cause extremely dry hair which then becomes fragile and breaks, which causes thinning. And this also causes weight gain for many women.



6. Excess Estrogen

Excess estrogen, in both men and women, causes both weight gain and hair loss. In the case of women, this can be a symptom of problems with the reproductive system. It can also be caused by overexposure to estrogen-like compounds.

7. Testosterone Decline

Just like excess estrogen, Testosterone decline can also be caused by obesity. This is the real reason why many people think obesity is the reason behind male pattern baldness. The truth is that it doesn’t cause baldness, but it does fasten the baldness process.



To sum up, obesity does not cause hair loss. But many other things which results in obesity, or are caused by obesity, do have an impact on your hair. The combination can be alarming that something serious is going on with your health and you should talk to your doctor. For a hair loss analysis and to get the most appropriate hair treatment or hair fall treatment, contact Advanced Hair Studio today.

Our trained experts will help find out the root cause of your hair loss and the best hair loss treatment to regain a healthy scalp and hair.

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