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Facing hair loss problem. What should be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
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Doctor:This is
Doctor:How can I help
User:I am having a lot of hair loss
Doctor:since when?
User:age: 25
User:have been loosing since last 2 yrs, but lately I see its more
Doctor:what is your height and weight?
User:my hair is half of what it was 4 year ago :(
Doctor:Are you really stressed XXXXXX?
User:not really..
Doctor:are you sure?
Doctor:The work, personal issues?
User:may be past 2 months, yes (since this is one of my peak seasons at work), but have been loosing hair a lot since last 8 months
User:nothing at all
Doctor:what about the dietary habits and exercise?
User:I walk 1.5 km a day, mostly sedentary at office though
User:Breakfast: Idly/ vada; Lunch: rice or fruits mostly; Dinner: sometimes roti/ rice or fruits
Doctor:what about dal/sambhar/protein
User:I do skip my lunch often (especially past 2 months) but am ensuring I have a good portion of fruits
Doctor:thats not good enough
User:twice a week I have Dal
User:once a weak I ensure a leafy vegetable
Doctor:I think an extremely poor diet is a major cause XXXXXXX
Doctor:Do you get hard water at home
User:eat egg every alternative day
User:not sure about the water :(
Doctor:what about other things like coloring your hair, blow drying, straightening
Doctor:also, do you have dandruff?
User:no..may be once in 6 months
User:no dandruff
Doctor:ok XXXXXXX
Doctor:somethings need to be corrected
User:about 6 or 7 years ago, a doctor diagnosed me with psoriasis
Doctor:You need to have a boiled egg every day in breakfast
Doctor:for lunch, dal everyday
Doctor:and dinner
Doctor:some protein everyday
Doctor:paneer/nonveg/dal/soya whatever you like
Doctor:second, 3 katoris of vegetables every day
Doctor:and 1-2 fruits everyday
Doctor:apart from that
Doctor:try washing your hair with water that has been boiled and then cooled
Doctor:also only use very little shampoo
Doctor:like 3-4 drops
Doctor:and only that much conditioner
User:will shikakai help
Doctor:1-2 times a week
Doctor:a oil massage
Doctor:I dont know about shikakai
Doctor:its only a cleanser
Doctor:another thing is the methe seeds you get in the market
Doctor:soak overnight and grind to a paste
Doctor:this one
Doctor:you get it commonly
Doctor:and if the hair loss still persists
Doctor:you can use Anaphase shampoo by Ducray
User:should i apply the paste on my scalp?
Doctor:You'll get at a chemist
Doctor:for 30 minutes
Doctor:once a week
Doctor:it should be much better very soon
Doctor:also, are your cycles regular?
Doctor:thats it I think
User:I have infact changed my diet lately..but would you be able to suggest some test that would help me identify any deficiencies?
Doctor:The diet would be the most important
Doctor:its not required
User:I will be relaxed to know its only becoz of diet
Doctor:and stress
Doctor:so yoga and deep breathing also help
User:I noticed that my weight remained the same past 3 yrs(at 45-46 kgs) but, lately i have noticed that my waist size is 32 and not 28. But my weight still remains 45kgs?
User:would that mean I am loosing my bone weight?
Doctor:That would be difficult to comment on XXXXXXX
Doctor:Given your diet
Doctor:Its not unlikely that you would be running low on calcium
Doctor:so add a cup of milk and curd everyday anyway
Doctor:its required
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