Dr. Theo Friedman is Chairman of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Molecular Medicine at Charles Drew University in Los Angeles, and on the faculty at UCLA. As an endocrinologist, he has chosen to focus on particularly difficult endocrine problems faced by women.
Hair loss is one of those tough ones, at least the women certainly see it that way. Having their hair fall out, to most women, would be a very upsetting prospect. Fortunately Dr. Friedman is quite knowledgeable about such things.
There are a number of endocrine irregularities that can contribute to hair loss, and Dr. Friedman shares many of them here, along with possible treatments for this condition.
"The most common endocrine cause of hair loss is hypothyroidism. And patients with hypothyroid are known to have thinning of their hair, losing their hair in the shower, and especially for example their hair on the outer portion of their eyebrows is very commonly lost."