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Diet and tips to reduce hairfall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
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how can help you?
User :   can i have a query
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yes please proceed with your query
User :   i am having harefall problem
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ok
User :   so please help me out
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ok
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i will need to ask you few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   sure
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please provide age, gender, location
User :   23
User :   female
User :   noida
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since when are you having this problem?
User :   from the last 1 year
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approximately, how many hairs do you loose per day?
User :   tht are countless i loose my hair whenever i wash it or when i sleep or whenever i open it
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ok
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loosing about 50-100 strands per day is considered to be normal by dermatologists.
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do you have dandruff?
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to effectively control hairfall, we first need to find out what is causing it
User :   may be i never noted
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generally it is more after childbirth, any severe fever, infection, any surgery and major stress
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it also present along with thyroid disease
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one more cause that goes unnoticed and which can be easily treated is lack of protien in diet
Doctor :   and lack of iron in diet
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common cause in women in todays world is use of birth control pills
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do you have any of these factors affecting you right now or in the recent past?
User :   should i take vitamin tablet of amway for this
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is your hairfal distributed evenly or is it more in back/front of scalp
User :   back
Doctor :   ok
User :   wht should i do
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so you can try with few diet changes and taking a supplement that contains iron, vit A , vit E and vit C
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i will help you with tips on these to prevent hairloss
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and after following them strictly for two to three weeks, you will notice the changes
User :   please
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ok
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1. Include atleast one portion of salad, either fruit or vegetable in your diet.
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remember to toss in a teaspoon of olive oil into it
User :   k
User :   ok
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you can choose a mix of capsicum, red capsicum, lettuce, carrots, beetroot and onions
User :   ok
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and any of your choice of fruits like apple, oranges, banana ect
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2. drink atleast a glass of milk every day
User :   k
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3. avoid too harsh sun . use a cotton cloth to avoid direct sun, as it causes hairfollicles to go weak.
User :   suggest me any shampoo and conditioner
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3. avoid wearing tight headdress/helmet
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5. To remove dandruff, you can use Nizral shampoo every week, two times a week
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otherwise, among commercial products, Dove is good, especially th hairfall therapy.
User :   ok
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6. Avoid combing your hair when it is wet.
User :   ok
User :   any oil for massage
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7. comb hair after it is half dry using a wide toothed comb.
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yes i will come to it
User :   ok
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8. brush your hair with round bodied brush atleast two times a day to improve circulation of blood which promote hairgrowth.
User :   ok
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9. oil atleast two times a week with gentle massage
User :   which oil
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with a mix of sesame, almond and coconut oil. You can add castor oil also. remember to mix them in equal amounts.
User :   ok thanks
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10. you can also use a homemade hairpack, with AAAAAAA coffee powder, powdered methi seeds.
Doctor :   you can use it atleast twice a month
User :   ok
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few additional tip: User :   please
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a. when washing hair remember to rinse shampoo and conditioner very well else ot will cause more damage than cure.
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b. wipe hair gently. no harsh rubbing with towel.
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c. avoid very hot blow driers
User :   suggest me any conditioner also my hair are very dry
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once you oil regularly, that itself will help, do the diet changes as the real lustre comes from inside
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you can use the same dove conditioner a
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or loreal
User :   ok thanks
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d. to keep hair black for longer time, you can use black tea for the last rinse (without sugar in it)
User :   how black tea can be used
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e. avoid using hard water or water with excess chlorine content. it will also damage the hair follicles., making them weak
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just boil i litre of water with half a teaspoon of tea leaves in it. cool it and use it for the last rinse.
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it prevent premature greying of hair.
User :   ok i have grey hair also since my child hood
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also include protien in the diet. May i ask if you are vegetarian or an non-vegetarian?
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the hairpack that i told you, along with the black tea rinse will help you in this
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avoid hardwater to wash hair
User :   i m vereterian
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atleast wash hair with normal water in the last rinse if you are getting highly chlorinated water in your taps.
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ok
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then you can include a lot of soya an dbeans in your diet.
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you can have soya milk
User :   sure doctor thanks for ur tips
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that will also help
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you are welcome.
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is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   ok sure
User :   na thanka for ur help
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can i know your name please?
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