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Reasons for hair fall, diet for healthy hair - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi
User :   I am facing a problem of hairfall
Doctor :   since when
User :   generally from the front portion of the scalp
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details -Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Dependents: Yes/No
User :   for the past 3 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many strands of hair do u lose everyday
User :   I am 27 yrs old, female, work in an IT company, single, no dependants
Doctor :   do u have any other medical problems or taking any medicines?
User :   Its not the hairfall...the problem is that the hair doesnt grow back
Doctor :   ok
User :   the hairfall is abt 60-70 strands
User :   and more when I wash my hair
Doctor :   A loss of 80 to 100 hairs per day is normal.
Doctor :   Do you have any scalp problems- e.g. dandruff/ any infections
User :   I have read that...but bcos the hair doesnt grow back...the hairfall has become visible
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have mild dandruff
User :   I read some where that hairfall cud also be bcos of water
Doctor :   r u using any shampoo for this
Doctor :   it could be becoz of dandruff as well
User :   I was using clinic all clear
User :   rite now I use Dove...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u find any relief with it
Doctor :   ok
User :   No
Doctor :   have you consulted anytime before for hair fall
User :   not for hairfall but for dandruff
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they prescribe any medicine
User :   consulted a dermatologist
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes he prescribed Nizoral 2%
Doctor :   did that give u any relief
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
User :   yes it did
Doctor :   u need to continue with it
Doctor :   also i will give u tips for healthy hair
Doctor :   along diet for healthy hair
Doctor :   ok
User :   and the doc there gave me multivitamin tablets
Doctor :   does this hair fall run in ur family
Doctor :   ok
User :   and a shampoo + tincture
Doctor :   ok
User :   that dint help the hairfall much :(
User :   My father has it
Doctor :   ok
User :   but no one else
Doctor :   Avoiding pulling your hair and typing it up very tightly
Doctor :   Diet tips for good hair nutrition
User :   I usually leave my hair open
User :   and use a brush to comb
Doctor :   dont go out in wet hair
Doctor :   it will cause dandruff
Doctor :   ok
User :   Oh Ok
Doctor :   dry the hair before u go out
User :   ok
User :   can I use a blow dryer
Doctor :   yes u can , be gentle on ur hair
User :   bcos I usually have to leave for office soon after
Doctor :   wash ur hair twice a week
User :   I do that
Doctor :   please dry ur hair before u leave home
User :   can the hairfall be bcos of the water?
Doctor :   yes it can be
User :   so is there something I can do abt it?
User :   apart from changing the house :-D
Doctor :   Also the water can increase the porosity and that all give rise to more injury of the hair.
Doctor :   hairdryer certainly damage the hair and I would advise that at least six inches distance must be there when you are drying and one should not use a hair comb which is hot.
Doctor :   Hard water at times can give rise to roughness of the hair which could injure the hair. Water itself could increase the porosity and injure the hair. So to some extent hard water can harm hair. And there are methods to look after the hard water.
Doctor :   if u use borewell water or from well
Doctor :   it does cause hair fall
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   borewell...
User :   yes
User :   the water is then stored in an overhead tank
Doctor :   boil it
Doctor :   u can reduce hardness
User :   so I can use the water from the geyser after its cooled
Doctor :   Foods that are good for hair nutrition are dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits like dates and raisins, eggs, wheat germ, tofu and soy milk, fish, beans, yogurt. Beans and other sprouted vegetables, Vit C rich foods like amla/green chilies, sea weed, avocados, nuts and seeds, brown rice and root vegetables
User :   or do I boil as in normal boiling?
Doctor :   yes u can use
Doctor :   u can boil and use warm water for bathing
Doctor :   A low fat diet and high iron diet can help slow down the hair loss
Doctor :   any doubts
User :   no
Doctor :   dont worry too much about hairfall
User :   how do I make the hair grow...
Doctor :   that itself will cause hair fall
Doctor :   follow these tips
User :   whatevr I have lost?
Doctor :   it will grow back
Doctor :   u dont worry
User :   ok
Doctor :   if the problem persists u can consult dermatalogist
Doctor :   need to rule out
Doctor :   other medical condition
Doctor :   like lack of iron
User :   what abt Trichologists?
Doctor :   or anemia as well
Doctor :   yes trichologist itself
Doctor :   dermatalogist is also trichologist
User :   oh!
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   but there are some who are specialists rite?
Doctor :   very few in india
User :   pls recommend a good trichologist
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done. By then i shall type the necessary Medical information for you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you wish, we can fix up your appointment with a doctor in your area.
User :   Ok....
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
Doctor :   u can also try this product from GMC
User :   which one?
Doctor :   Womens Ultra nourish hair
Doctor :   one tablet daily after food
User :   can I get it from a Pharmacy?
Doctor :   anything else u want us to help you with
Doctor :   iam not surer
Doctor :   sure
User :   ok
User :   do I take the tablet 3 times a day?
Doctor :   one tablet per day
Doctor :   once daily
User :   ok
Doctor :   any doubts
Doctor :   u can take it at night time or afternoon
User :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for Consulting Health care Magic. IF you find this service helpful please refer your friends and family members.
User :   will do that
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks a lot doc
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