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Healthy diet and precautions to avoid hairloss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   hi
Doctor :  
please proceed with your health query
User :   Is there any solution to prevent hair loss
Doctor :  
the prevention and treatment of hairloss depends on the cause for it and treatment of these causes.
User :   is this depends on diet
Doctor :   please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, height and current weight
Doctor :  
the diet also plays a role in it
Doctor :  
a healthy diet=healthy mind and body and hair.
User :   age:28 gender:M, occupation :S/W engg, height:5ft 11' weight:90kg
Doctor :  
i will need to ask you few more questions. can i proceed?
User :   i am a vegeterian
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :  
for your height your ideal weight should be between 70-75 kgs
Doctor :  
and you fall into overweight category
User :   okay ...
Doctor :  
is there any scalp problems you are having like dandruff? or dry scalp?
User :   no dandruff. my hair is brown black..
Doctor :   how is your diet? could you describe to me 1 usual day diet?
User :   break fast morning(2 roti) Lunch (4 roti and somtimes a bowl of rice / vegitable) dinner i take Roti ,Daal or milk and sabzi
Doctor :   is there any medical illness you are having that you know of?
User :   no i am fit, some times in cold i affected by cough...
Doctor :   any history of thyroid problems in your family?
User :   no .
Doctor :  
is there any history of heriditary hairloss in family?
User :   yes ...
Doctor :  
how many hair strands do you loose per day approximately?
User :   that is uncountable , but mostly noticed when i comb after bath.
Doctor :  
is the hairloss diffuse all over the scalp? or is it patchy in nature?
Doctor :   loosing upto 50-100 strand per day is considered to be normal
User :   ok
User :   yes it is patchy in the middle in the head
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
if the problem runs in your family, then the cause is a genetic cause for which not much can be done
User :   i want to know .....is there any way to save my hair ..
Doctor :  
however diet changes and lifestyle changes can control it upto certain extent
Doctor :  
from progressing
User :   should i cut my hair completly..........will it be benificial
Doctor :  
the genetic cause can be determined also by doing few blood tests like DHEA levels, 5-alpha reductase, and Insulin growth factor-1 analysis
Doctor :  
no, cutting hair completely wil not be of much help
User :   ok
Doctor :  
change your lifestyle, eat well balanced diet, incorporate more of fresh fruits and vegetables in form of salads
User :   is there any special oil which i can use
User :   ok
Doctor :  
take vitamin suppliments like tab. Supractiv daily after lunch
Doctor :  
use hair oil in a mixture
User :   ok.....please give me the name of medicine
Doctor :  
like sesame oil, almond oil, and castor oil in 1:1:1 ratio
Doctor :  
heat a little and apply to scalp
Doctor :  
massage with circular firm movements
User :   ok
Doctor :  
it will increase circulation and help in strengthening the hair follicles such that the hairloss can be controllled to some extent
User :   ok
Doctor :  
whenever you sweat, or workout, or go and come in a dusty environment
Doctor :  
make sure you have a head bath
User :   ok
Doctor :  
such that the oil, sweat and dirt can be washed away
Doctor :  
as they tend to suffocate the follicles
Doctor :  
add a teaspoon of olive oil in your salads, it wil also help you
Doctor :  
have you followed what i have said?
User :   no
Doctor :  
please get back to me with doubts if any
User :   ok thanks doctor
User :   :)
Doctor :  
Is there any thing else I can help you with?
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   no
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User :   ok thanks
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