I am 20 years old and have been experiencing female pattern hair loss during the last two years. Most of my blood work is fine other than I was on the lower end of the normal range for iron levels and my TSH was at 5.7 so now I am on synthroid and my TSH levels are normal. The only other thing is that I sometimes emotional over eat but otherwise I eat a very healthy diet. Could emotional over eating cause hair loss?
It seems that the hair loss process was kicked off with thyroid problems and some anemia. To answer your question, stress (something you may handle with over eating) can cause hair loss as well.