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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   actucally i have problem of hair loss
User :   in small patches
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i have know it called alopecia areata
Doctor :   Correct

User :   wat shld i do to get the hair back
Doctor :  
Ok
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It includes wise choice of shampoos, diet and medications if necessary
User :   k
User :   does it relate to my food habits
Doctor :   No, it does not

Doctor :  
but for hair growth a good protein diet is recommended
Doctor :  
it cannot be the sole cause
User :   i mean ..i have consulted a doctor ...she has recommended me to go for an injection in that part ..do i go for it
User :   why does this occur ..alopecia areata can u eloborate
Doctor :   Sure, it is a successful and a safe treatment when taken from a Dermatologist

User :   k
Doctor :  
it could be idiopathic
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meaning unknown cause in many cases
User :   means
User :   k.k
Doctor :   Use a mild shampoo

User :   is there any case that hair vll not return permanantly in this case
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and do not change the shampoo often
User :   k
Doctor :  
Hair growth cannot be guaranteed fully
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but there shall be improvement with treatment
User :   mild ..in the sense wat kind
Doctor :  
Without lemon, with moisturisers
User :   i use head and shoulders
User :   is it mild
Doctor :  
not to use everyday
User :   k
Doctor :  
there are many subvarities in each brand
User :   k
Doctor :  
pick the one appropriate for you with moisturizers
User :   k
User :   r u a specialist...r an mbbs doctor
Doctor :   I have done MBBS

User :   k good
User :   and one more thing i have some itching seensaation wen i shave
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i mean does the shaving to be done in only on direction
Doctor :   No specific rule for that

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though some professionals do recommend to do it with the inclination of the hair
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but do what is comfortable and practical for you
User :   k
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   can recommend me on my diet
User :   i am bit stuot
Doctor :   Take good amount of protein like dal, pulses, vegetables, fruits
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which are good for both cases
Doctor :  
for better results you require a personalized diet chart
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which shall be done if you order for the same
User :   3-4 hrs post lunch i feel the belly to be tight ..can recomend somthing on this
User :   i mean any gastric problem
Doctor :   take smaller and frequent meals

Doctor :  
Yes, that is one reason
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and use raw onion in your diet
User :   inpite of that i am having a problem
Doctor :  
avoid foods that you find difficult to digest
User :   like...
Doctor :  
that differs with individuals
User :   k
Doctor :  
could be Upma for me
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Dosa for you
Doctor :  
like that
Doctor :  
and do good amount of any exercise for 40 minutes a day
User :   how acidity develops ..in the sense does it realte to irregular diet r adding to much masalas
Doctor :   both

User :   k
Doctor :  
but at certain times inevitably such things happen
User :   k
Doctor :  
so increase the digestive power with good exercise
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Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   and for eyes wat shld i eat
User :   wat kind of fruits
User :   anything specific
Doctor :   it is not a factor

Doctor :  
it is important only in children
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adults get the required nutrients in their diet
User :   k
Doctor :  
only children require extra supplementation of vitamin A
User :   k
User :   and relating to sexuall feeling.....i do mastrubate twice a day...and i am not marrieed yet...does it any way decrease my sperm count ....r any problem in future
Doctor :  
No it does not have any bad effects on your sexual life
Doctor :  
route out such thoughts right now
User :   k
User :   then i vll do it 4-5 times a day..aha
User :   jst kidding doc
Doctor :  
anything too much is bad, meaning addictive point of view
User :   and one more thing...my father has a problem
Doctor :  
try control it and indulge it less frequently and you shall enjoy it more
User :   ya sure i vll follow
User :   actually it has become a stressbuster for me
User :   my father used to be alocholic ....and he has an edema feet now
Doctor :   ok

User :   though he has avoided driking ..wat shld be the extra care to taken
Doctor :   He should get certain blood tests done

User :   k
User :   and i have heard abt liver cirosis wat does this mean ..and can u eloborate on its implications
User :   r u there sir
Doctor :  
cirrhosis is a terminal condition
Doctor :  
with the blood tests, one shall come to know about it
User :   k
Doctor :   do not think of such extreme conditions

User :   k
User :   i wld like to know wat next after that ...do we need to go for liver transplantation
Doctor :   Yes that is the final curative treatment

User :   how much it costs generally
Doctor :  
Upto 30 lacs
User :   k
User :   regarding pregency..my cousin is 5th month carrying now..and doc said there is small problem that the baby may have problem in the spine...go for some test...wat is the chance of miscarriage at this point
Doctor :  
We have a long queue of patients waiting to get medical advice. Please restrict your medical queries
User :   k sure
User :   can plzz tell me on this
Doctor :   The chances of miscarrige at this time is less
Doctor :  
Were some tests done yet?
User :   k
Doctor :  
Were the triple screening done?
User :   ultra sonic test is yet to be done
Doctor :   If so please tell the report results

Doctor :  
Let the report come up
User :   k
User :   and finally doctor wat shld i do for my alopecia..shld go for an injection
User :   r can u recomend me some lotion or ointment
Doctor :   Injection helps and you can take it
User :   k
User :   any lotion r ointment
Doctor :   Should be taken only on prescription

Doctor :  
there is a lotion called as Mintop
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Do discuss it with the dermatologist
User :   k
Doctor :  
but injection would be obviously more effective
User :   k sir
Doctor :  
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User :   k
User :   and one final question ...i had hernia operation ..2 yrs back...is there is any chance that it vll resurface
Doctor :   If the repair is in place it does not
Doctor :  
and success rate is very good
User :   k
User :   thnx doc thanx for your time
Doctor :  
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