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Diet to prevent premature hair graying - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Hi
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long?
User :   no
Doctor :   the earlier one please
User :   Age- 21, male, student, single, 60kg, 5'7"
User :   I have hair related problem.
Doctor :   Please tell me
User :   My few hairs mainly of front part has been whitend almost one year ago and that is constant
Doctor :   You mean that they have turned White
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do you use any cosmetics or other coloring agents for your hairs
Doctor :   before the start of this
User :   No.
User :   Never ever I have used anything except hair oil
Doctor :   Since they have turned White there is not much that you can do to turn them Black again alternatively you can Use a Herbal Dye
User :   Is there any way to chek further whitening of hair/
Doctor :   Yes i shall enumerate Few diets and they would help you prevent further
User :   Sokindly that me that and I will try my best to follow that.
Doctor :   Do you take Non veg in your Diet
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Iron - Prevents anemia and hair loss. Food sources: Liver, eggs, fish, chicken, whole grains, green vegetables and dried fruits.
Doctor :   Whole grain cereals, eggs, avocados, nuts, seeds, beans, peas, fish, meat and chicken.
Doctor :   Green vegetables, wheat germ, whole grains, nuts, soy beans, chickpeas and fish provide u good source of Magnesium.
Doctor :   Sulfur is a main component to hair's structure. Food sources: Onions, garlic, eggs, asparagus, meat, fish and dairy products.
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User :   What precautions should I take? Please tell me the Dont's.
Doctor :   No there are no precautions that are advisable since there are no particular things that have been found to worsen these
Doctor :   but instead just premature hair graying are postulated tobe due to many reasons
User :   Do herbal dyes have side effects or not.
Doctor :   Eat foods rich in iron, minerals and vitamin A and B.
Vitamin A - Sources: dark green vegetables & yellow fruits. Vitamin B - Sources: fresh green leafy vegetables, bananas, tomatoes, cauliflower, cereals, liver kidney, yogurt, yeast and wheat germ.
Minerals like zinc, iron and copper - Sources: zinc - red meat, chicken & green vegetables
iron - beef, dried apricots, red meat, parsley, eggs, wheat & sunflower seeds
copper - sunflower seeds, cashews, almonds, crabs and oysters, egg yolk & whole grains.
Doctor :   No there are no Herbal Dye's reported to have any Side effects
User :   I will try to follow the diet prescribed by u. It was great talking to u. Thanks a lot.
Doctor :   You are welcome...
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