As a kid I remember pretty severe hair shedding, to the point where my Mom became concerned enough to take me to the doctor. I remember the doctor gave my Mom basically a diet plan for me to follow, but I really don't remember what it was, and I don't think I followed it at all (loose parenting).
For most of my childhood I basically got to eat whatever I wanted (my go to meal sandwich consisting of Dorito's and american cheese smashed between two white peices of white bread with a side of some kind of sugar water). Even though I had an awful diet I was a very thin kid, maybe too thin, due to picky eating probably.
So my question is what could cause hair shedding like that in a child? I'm just wondering, this memory came to me out of nowhere the other day. Would it be something like a lack of iron? Protein? Vitamins and minerals? Calories in general?