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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can help you today?
User :   I need to consult someone who can advise me on hair problems
Doctor :   I am a General Practitioner, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User :   I am experiencing severe hair fall. I lose many many strands of hair while combing, showering, drying my hair and even otherwise - through the day, you could notice hair on the ground or my shirt. My hair has turned gray , so I need to color them frequently. My diet is ok; but I just can't get over the fact that my hair has become so thin and weak - it used to pretty thinck & voluminous once upon a time. This is truly giving me nightmares.
Doctor :   For Health purposes please provide your Age, Gender
Doctor :   Do you have an medical problems?
Doctor :   Are taking any medicines?
User :   Age: 31 years
User :   Gender: Female
User :   No medical problems
User :   Have had mmy baby 1 year ago
User :   taking calcium supplements as recommended by my gynae, but not regular with it
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain you few things about hair fall
Doctor :   Any human shall lose about 100 strands a day
Doctor :   and this can increase after pregnancy or during nursing a baby
Doctor :   Since you are within the above categories
Doctor :   there can be an increased hair fall too
Doctor :   Next comes the stress, dandruff as the possible causes
Doctor :   Did you follow?
User :   yeah
User :   I have already read about 100 strands being normal hairfall & it increaing with pregnancy
User :   but trust me, i lose may be upto 300 strands a day
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and it's been a year since I had my baby
User :   no dandruff
Doctor :   In that case, you need a proper scalp evaluation and microscopic testing
User :   no particular reasons for stress apart from this itself
Doctor :   with the help of a Trichologist / Dermatologist
User :   how can i do that?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to meet one immediately
Doctor :   Are you putting on weight?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Which city are you in?
User :   not anymore.. had after my delivery when i was feedig
User :   I'm in London for a project for some time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I can give you few tips
User :   please..
Doctor :   Consume on Silica rich foods like Potatoes, root vegetables
Doctor :   Avoid deep fried foods
Doctor :   Increase on consumption of Vit A rich foods like Green leafy vegetables
Doctor :   If you can find some nutritional supplements with BIOTIN
Doctor :   you can take them
Doctor :   In India, BIOTIN FORTE is commonly available
Doctor :   BIOTIN FORTE, 10mg, once a day
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