I've been having unexplained diffuse hairloss for the past 6-7 years. My blood panels are fine, I am considered a generally happy individual with no major stressors, no family history of male pattern balding, yet I started losing my hair since the beginning of high school and I reckon my scalp now has 40-50% of the hair count it originally had. There was a period of massive loss in excess of 300 hairs per day (estimated). I suffer from both dandruff and oily hair, as well as an itchy scalp. The MD said the hairs falling out were broken hairs, and what looked like an oil glob could be seen at the base of the broken hair. Explanations have ranged from stress to thyroid imbalances to fungus but nothing has been conclusive. MedHelp offered no support. My usual diet consists of Orange Juice / Raisin Bran or Total cereal in the morning, Subway-style sandwich or Naked Juice at lunch + protein bar, and homemade dinner that may include a variety of food such as salmon, mixed vegetables, pasta, salads, etc.
What can the scientific community tell me about the possible nature of my problem?
Unexplained Hair Loss