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Date : 07-Jun-2013
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User:HI Doctor,
In fact i was facing hair fall problem will you suggest me something. What should i do?
Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:May I know your age and gender?
Doctor:Since when are you facing this problem?
User:7 yrs
Doctor:Approximately how many hair strands are you losing in a day?
Doctor:Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes, high blood pressure, renal disease, thyroid problem, or any other?
Doctor:Are you on any regular supplements / medications?
Doctor:Has you hair thinned out?
Doctor:Do you have dandruff problems?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
Doctor:Hair thinning is associated with multiple conditions. Dandruff and reduced nutrition is the most important cause.
Doctor:Unhealthy hair do fall off very soon. But in a day if less than 100 hair fall, they are soon replaced by normal hair.
Doctor:So 5-10 hair falling in a day is not a problem. However we need to address the unhealthy hair as to avoid future worsening.
Doctor:In this case, I suggest you the following 2 treatment options.
Doctor:1. Use a good antidandruff shampoo to treat dandruff.
Doctor:Nizoral or 8x shampoo is available in the marked.
Doctor:You can use any one of the above - twice or thrice weekly for 3-6 weeks regularly and see the difference.
Doctor:2. Take tab.biotin - one tablet a day for next 2 months.
Doctor:Along with these take lot of root vegetables such as legumes, carrot, radish, ginger, turnip in your diet.
Doctor:Sleep adequately and practice yoga and meditation.
Doctor:The aforementioned options should be able to take care of your problem.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Yes i will do the same and i will take that tablet which you told me and one thing more that my hair also getting gray so these things will also helpfull for me in this regard.
Doctor:Greying of the hair occur prematurely due to genetic factors.
Doctor:A healthy diet as suggested above with the biotin supplements can be able to reduce the problem.
Doctor:But medical science is yet to find a good treatment options for the same.
Doctor:You can take the supplements as suggested, if there is not much help from it in the next 3-6 months time, then you need to think of hair coloring/dying.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:Thanks for help
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no thanks
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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