I regularly receive inquiries about teenage hair loss. Anxious parents often tell me that their children are suffering from hair loss and ask me if puberty is causing hair loss.
The answer to this question is not simple. No, puberty is not directly related to a hair loss condition. Although the change in hormones for boys and girls could trigger a certain type of hereditary hair loss. Male and female pattern hair loss which contrary to belief can, in most cases be treated.
Some teenagers choose to express themselves in what they eat, for example following certain diet trends of excluding food groups. If a child decides to suddenly drop or reduce animal proteins or red meat, in particular, he or she can experience hair loss. Especially it can happen menstruating age.
When this occurs, in consultation I would be able to determine in examination how the hair is growing and whether the above-mentioned condition is present.
There are other teenage hair loss conditions, please check out Knowledge Base section for more information.