Losing hairs and how to control it? - Online Doctor Chats
Hi doc,i think i am losing hair
How old are you?
I am 22 years old
How long have you been losing hair?
I am not sure that i am, but i can feel the thinning
initially when my hair was long, it used to be bushy
but now i can feel that it has gone done. hence i keep my hair short
must be the last 3 months, i am losing hair from the sides
Ok, Can you tell me about your dietary habits in detail?
Not a lot, but i thougt it would be better if i took care of right now
instead of being too late and then regretting
Thats a correct thoughprocess
i eat both veg and non-veg
Like in a typical day, what all do you eat?
have been consciously having protein XXXXXXX food for the past 2 weeks
normally, i dont have breakfast
but i have 3 chapathis during lunch with sabzi
i try to avoid junk food, but i do have the occasional diet coke
What about dinner?
My weight has increased by 12 kilos in the lsat 18 months. I now weigh 72 kilos.
Becasue of this i have started working out 4 times a weeks for the past 3 weeks.
What about dinner? What do you usually have?
i have a fulL dinner(rice and vegetables) and also munch on a few snacks at 12-1 am in the night, since i stay late to study
What is your height?
this late night binging might be the source of my added flab
This 12 kgs that you have gained in the last 18 months
Have you been eating a lot of junk food?
Or excessively oily food?
in fact i have tremendously cut down
lack of exercise i believe
Is your appetite normal?
office was in Nariman Point earlier hence there was quite some travel involved
now, i take a XXXXXXX to and fro from office
hence zero exertions
What about your appetite and skin?
yes i believe
skin?.. no issues
i use olive oil since the past 3 months
I think the first thing you need to do is take care of your diet
i know that, read it online
As of now, there is no source of protein
that too i know
So you'll have to take some protein in your lunch and breakfast
Dal, chicken, beans,
Whatever you prefer
Paneer and tofu are other options
You must not skip breakfast
Plenty of XXXXXXX leafy vegetables like spinach
Lots of fish
i feel quite full in the morning and see no need to have it
They have lots of vitamin A
Take a glass of milk in the night if you feel hungry
Or a glass of soya milk
That has plenty of protein
apart from diet? what can i do
i have started shampooing on a regular basis and use a protein conditioner
last 6 months..can this be a source of hair thinning
Stress is a very major factor today
i normally get tense very fast
however i do take time off
Even if its not possible, try and do yoga and pranayam
but agree on the stress factor
are you just having thinning of hair or you're losing hair as well
i have definitely lost a bit of hair from the sides
and i think there is thinning on the top
is there a name for the lotion
will ayurvedic therapy help
I cannot comment on ayurveda
I am an allopathic practitioner
Protein and leafy Diet
what exactly is this for?
Taking care of the hair loss
normally i apply olive oil throught the day
and then shampoo and condition it
Dont put it through the day
Coconut oil is fine
so when should i apply for how long should i let it stay
and that too 2-3 times a week
Overnight, it shoiuld be applied
Oil left on the hair during daytime attracts too much of dust
so what is to be done?
but i sit in a very clean environment
What about the way to office?
apply coconut oil overnight only for 3 days in a week
but that is a 25 minute journey in a XXXXXXX
Its not required
Mumbai already is quite humid
Also, dont use any harsh chemicals
i haves topped using either of those
Do you have dandruff?
Used to, but now due to regular shampooing it has gone down a lot, almost non-existent
but there is dandruff
If you have it again, use arcolane 1% shampoo
Dont use head and shoulders
Its one of the worst and lot of peple
say that it leads to weight loss
arcolane 1% shampoo??
is there a brand name?
This is the brand name
Drug name is ketoconazole
and i use a protein conditioner by himalaya
so can i use use arcolane 1% shampoo and then the conditioner?
Its only a coating agent
also should i use this shampoo regularly?
what is a coating agent?
You can use it 2-3 times weekly
It just forms a coat on your hair
Also, dont put the conditioner on your scalp
the shampoo forms a coat on my hair, right?
so i shampoo 3 times a week, then use the conditioner right?
thats why the hair is so smooth after that
If you put oil overnight and shampoo
a hair conditioner is not necessary
If the oil doesnt come off, use a mild shampoo like very little Dove shampoo
Thanks Dr XXXXXXX you have been a great help
Can I answer any other concern?
Really appreciate your advice.
yeah my weight
but thats upto me
I'll tell you the basics
Eat every 2 hours
DONT skip your breakfast
DONT binge at night
5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables
dont eat rice at night
No fried stuff
No refined sugar, pastries, cakes and mithai
5-6 servings of fruits and vegetables; when?
like 1 serving of fruit in the morning, mid-morning and evening
also i go to the gym @ 8 pm, so i need to have something during the 3-4pm slot
2 serving of vegetables in lunch
what can i have then
Have a fruit
diet coke? or any other soda?
Or a glass of soya milk
I dont know if you have heard
But the diet coke is not really coke
It has plenty of calories
and they get into litigation every year
i know that
Just they hide it
some particular ingredient
and also the caffiene content
and aerated drinks make you feel bloated and hungrier
what about nuts
around 5-10, you can have in the evening
there is one more major issue
that i have
because of torsion
i have had one of my testes removed
and i have been asked to stop playing games and all
the problem is that this sometimes gets me thinking
the fact that i really only have one and i get stressed out thinking about
i was coming to that
it would be completely normal
not only fertility
but the very fear that if i lose one more
You dont need to worry about that
Torsion is an uncommon thing
but it happened to me
so its not so uncommon
If you look at the overall statistics, its is uncommon
the doctor fixed the other testicle, as he has
done something to ensure it doesnt happen again
and frankly it just cannot happen again
as in i do not want it to happen
as mentally i have an image that that will be the end of everything
A preventive surgery is available
i think the doctor has already done that
that is exactly what he has done
Then the chances are reduced even further
but there is a chance that it can happen
You needn't worry about it
that way, anything can happen
1 testis, let me ask you something
do we worry about it?
what happens if i lose the one that i have?
The fertility levels will be affected definitely
but will i still continue to have sexual desires??
With the testosterone yes
and the abililty to have sex
The sperms are formed in the testis
In the absence of the required cells, sperms cant be made
will it affect my energy levels and my masculinity?
But testosterone can take care of everything else
i understand that
Testosterone will take care of that too
but no testosterone no desire?
is that hormone produced in the testis too?
you will receive testosterone supplements
Thanks for clarifying that
just to know
if i freeze my sperms now
can ivf help me?
in the event that something happens that is?
so if i lose my other testis (however improbable that maybe)
my desire to have sex and ability remains?
You can get them frozen
You will receive testosterone supplements after thar
Which will take care of that
I am sorry to ask you all this, but i was 16 years old when this happened
and i dont remember what the doctor said then
besides, this has always bothered me
Thanks for understanding
are you comfortable now?
feeling much better
and with one testis there is no reduction in mobility and production of sperms?
The sperms that are produced are normal
thanks for allaying my fears
however i will still do a fertility test before marriage
better not to be in the dark
Thanks Ms XXXXXXX i will make a note of this conversation, for future reference
is there i can ensure that next time you will be online if i need to chat
You can simply ask for me
Just say, I want to speak with Dr. XXXXXXX
ok will do thanks
you have been great
i will end this chat now
Thanks for consulting me
you are welcome
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