What Kind of Doctor Treats Hair Loss?

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Because different conditions can cause hair loss, a person may need to see a doctor that is a dermatologist or an endocrinologist for treatment. There are many endocrine disorders that can cause hair loss, including thyroiditis, hypopituitarism, congenital adrenal hyperplasia and polycystic ovarian syndrome. An endocrinologist can diagnose and treat hair loss symptoms associated with these types of medical conditions.

A dermatologist also is able to treat hair loss, especially if it is hereditary hair loss. Some other names for this condition are androgenetic alopecia and male- or female-pattern baldness. Although hair loss can be due to genetic or endocrine disorders, there are many other causes like stress, an illness and an iron deficiency. Some people may need to see both a dermatologist and endocrinologist to be properly diagnosed and treated.