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Hereditary hair loss. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-May-2013
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Doctor:Good afternoon
User:good noon
User:I would like to get some advice regarding hair loss
Doctor:Please proceed
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:hair loss started during my age of 16
User:im 23 now
User:and though it has reduced now,
Doctor:Is it a hereditary pattern?
User:my dad has baldness
User:and so does my brother
Doctor:How many strands of hair do you lose in a day?
User:as of now, it is around 10.
User:but is there a chance of regrowth in the scalp
Doctor:XXXXXXX it is very normal to lose 10 strands a day
Doctor:I do not think you should worry about this
Doctor:You can enhance the hair growth by taking care of it regularly
User:okay. but it was at a higher rate earlier..
User:so the hair density has reduced and scalp is visible
Doctor:Losing hair upto 100 strands a day is normals
Doctor:Do you oil your hair regularly?
User:once in a while
User:i use selsun medicated shampoo for dandruff..
Doctor:Dandruff may be the cause of your hair fall
Doctor:Continue to use Selsun
Doctor:Apply oil to your hair and scalp at least twice a week
Doctor:You do not need any intensive treatment for this
Doctor:Consume green leafy vegetables
User:okay. are there are treatments
User:if in case its needed
Doctor:Treatment options are wide, but they are not required in you now
User:the thing is i want to know if it is safe n advisable to take treatments
User:regarding it
Doctor:As of now, you should eat healthy and take regular care of your hair as I said
Doctor:You can take multivitamin like Zincovit on a daily basis
Doctor:This is available over the counter
User:and does tonsure help in hair growth
User:okay. ill get that
User:and at what intervals should i take it?
Doctor:There are no studies to prove tonsure and its help in hair growth
Doctor:You can take it daily one tablet after food at any meal
User:what bathing soap is advisable for oily skin
Doctor:Can be be more specific? is the whole body skin oily or is it only the facial skin?
User:facial skin
User:i use dove as of now.
Doctor:You can continue it as it is good for oily skin
Doctor:The point in oily skin is you need to wash your face frequently to remove the excess oil
User:okay. is it an indication for unbalanced diet?
Doctor:Yes, it is unbalanced diet and unbalanced hormones as well
User:I can work on diet. but what is unbalanced hormones?
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User:the broswer refreshed.
Doctor:hormonal imbalance occurs is testosterone excess
Doctor:or decrease
Doctor:This is common in young adults
Doctor:Avoid oily food in your diet
Doctor:As you grow older, the hormonal balance will stabilize and you will be fine
Doctor:You should not worry about it now
Doctor:Eat lots of salads as I said
User:my brother is 27 years old. he has also had hair loss and density is less. He wants to take up a treatment for it
User:but your advice is to take up none?
User:shall i convey him the same?
Doctor:It depends on the clinical assessment
Doctor:It is better for him to be examined by a Trichologist and then take the decision
User:may i know your speciality
Doctor:I am a general and family physician
User:thanks for your time/
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Is that all?
Doctor:Do you have more queries to ask?
User:yes. i have no more to ask.
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:bye. tc
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