What can cause a mild receding hairline in a healthy, young (26) year old woman?
September 18, 2010 4:25 PM Subscribe
What can cause a mild receding hairline in a young (26) year old woman,who had normal hormone and vitamin testing? Anyone experiencing this? (more inside)
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am 26, female, pretty healthy, healthy weight. I was feeling really run-down and had some lab testing because I was always tired and have a spot about the size of a nickel right in the middle of my forehead where my hair is receding. Two hair stylists have also told me I was losing lots of hair overall. Labs came back with normal hormone/testosterone levels, slightly high cholesterol, and low vitamin d. I have started taking vitamins and am feeling better, but my hairline is very slowly getting worse. The spot looks like a man's bald head, where the scalp is gone and it's just shiny skin. I do always wear my hair in a ponytail, so I thought it could just be breakage, but it's getting worse. I did start a high-stress job about 2 years ago, and I am not on the pill and never have been. Is this just part of getting older? I know hormones continue to change, but I don't want to watch my hairline recede, even though now it is barely noticeable. I have been depressed in the past, but was never on medication (and am not on any prescriptions now). I would appreciate hearing from someone with a similar experience and any advice. Thanks.