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Severe hair fall, mild dandruff with scalp pain. Shall I try yoga? Why does that happen? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:hi doc
Doctor:How are you doing?
User:im good doc thanks how u
User:Seveer hair fall.
Doctor:I am good
User:doc offlate have severe hairfall
Doctor:How long have you has the problem?
User:n belive me its trimendous in prob
User:in volume i ment
Doctor:I understannd
User:its started a mnth back
User:i had prev 6 mnths be4 but it had cured
User:but again its started
User:my scalp pains
Doctor:When you had it 6 months ago, was a cause identified?
User:no i had visited doctor batra
User:n got treatment done
User:but there was no major reason for it
User: understand wy my scalp pains
User:can u advise on it
Doctor:do you have any dandruff or a dry scalp?
User:dandruff yes
User:but not much
User:very mild
Doctor:there is a condition known as trichodynia
Doctor:This causes pain in the scalp and hair loss
Doctor:Have you been under some stress offlate?
User:every time i run my hands through my hair i get atlest 8-10 strands everytime
User:yes but that not much
Doctor:Actually in this condition, the cause is not know
Doctor:but stress is implicated as a possible cause
Doctor:Ok, I would also like to know if you have recently shifted your house
User:yes byt
Doctor:Are you there?
User:but its been 6 mnths n intially i used to hardly hve a fall of 1 or 2 strands
Doctor:What about your dietary pattern?
User:i felt in my new house the water really suited me
User:offlate been skipping my breakfast
Doctor:There are a few things that I would like to emphasize
Doctor:This will help
Doctor:The first thing is that you need to reduce your stress levels
Doctor:Maybe you are not conscious of it, the amount of stress you're under
Doctor:Try breathing exercises and pranayams
Doctor:Yoga also helps
Doctor:Secondly, you must take a nutritious and balanced diet
User:ok noted
Doctor:This needs to be in protein and vitamin A
Doctor:Are you vegetarian?
User:yes i am
Doctor:Good sources of protein are paneer, dal, rajma, chana, soya
Doctor:Good sources of vitamin A are spinach and all yellow/orange colored fruits and vegetables
Doctor:Third, exercise for atleast 30-40 mins daily
User:i consume dal in abundance n one egg
Doctor:Fourth, stay away from chemicals and blow drying
Doctor:next, a massage with warm coconut oil once-twice a week
Doctor:Last, I'll tell you a home remedy
Doctor:Take methe seeds and soak them overnight
Doctor:Make a paste and put it on your scalp in the morning
Doctor:It really helps
Doctor:Wash in 30 minutes
User:methi is for dandruf
Doctor:No it helps for hairloss as well
User:how abt lemon
Doctor:I am afraid I dont know much about that
Doctor:But its an acidic thing and it is used for dandruff
User:how abt taking omega3 fatty tabs
User:for it
Doctor:Its not required
Doctor:It'll come from your diet
Doctor:If you want, you can take flax nseeds
Doctor:They are very good for your heart
User:how do we consume flax seeds
Doctor:Just like that
Doctor:1 tsp , eat it raw
Doctor:or you can powder it and take it with water
Doctor:Its available at all good groceries
Doctor:are you there?
User:i have it with me will try consuming it here on
User:any other tips can u suggest me for stoping the pain doc
Doctor:its stress,
Doctor:Get rid of the stress, you'll get rid of the pain
Doctor:I dont want to start you on any medication for the stress
Doctor:The drugs are addictive and are a short term solution
Doctor:You will have to have long term solutions for this
User:thanks doc ill be try n out of it
Doctor:Is there any other concern that I can answer?
User:as of now only dis doc ill start with meditation soon
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care
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