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Treatment for hair fall and greying of hair - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query.
User :   hi Doctor...good morning
User :   I am facing a hair fall issue
User :   also my hairs hv become gray(white)
Doctor :   ok. could you describe your problem in detail?
Doctor :   since when you are having this problem?
User :   i 33 yrs of age
User :   i am 33 yrs of age
Doctor :   please provide your height, weight.
User :   i am facing a hair fall issue & almost lost abt 30% of my hairs
Doctor :   how many hairs do you loose per day approximately?
User :   my height is 5.11ft & weight is 89kg
User :   approx 20-25
User :   during the bath
Doctor :   is the hairloss pattern patchy or diffuse?
User :   it's diffuse
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   is there any receding hairline issue?
Doctor :   your weight for height is more. your BMI is 27.4 and indicates that you are overweight
User :   there is a receding hairline issue
Doctor :   loosing about 50-100 strands of hair per day is considered to be normal.
Doctor :   is there anyone else in your family who has faced similar issue
User :   yes my father
Doctor :   if there is family history of baldness or receding hairline then it is hereditary problem
User :   it's hereditary issue
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   is there history of premature greying of hair?
User :   yes
User :   my hairs started becoming grey from the age of 17
Doctor :   is there history of premature greying of hair in your family?
User :   no
Doctor :   do you have symptoms suggesting gastritis?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   doctor what do u mean by gastritis
Doctor :   Grey Hair is a symptom of improper protein synthesis which results in improper synthesis of melanin
Doctor :   gastritis=acidity like problems
User : i dno't hv dat problems
Doctor :   did any of your grandparents have problem of premature grey hair?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   if yes, then this could also be hereditary
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   try with home remedies for the grey hairs
Doctor :   and Take Tab Biotin forte 1 tablet daily to prevent hairloss.
Doctor :   home remedies include: 1) Massage hair with amla paste twice a year.
User :   okay
Doctor :   2) Massage hair with mixture of warm almond, sesame and coconut oil 3 times a week
Doctor :   3) Soak about 10 to 12 rithas and 3 to 4 shikakai pods overnight in a pint of water. Next day, boil for a few minutes and strain. Use this liquid as a normal shampoo
User :   okay
Doctor :   4) Take a cup of strong black tea (without milk), and to this add a tablespoon of salt. When it becomes cold cold, strain the tea and massage it on the roots. Leave it on for about an hour, and then rinse with cold water. Do not use shampoo to wash it.
Doctor :   5) Maintain a good and balanced diet
Doctor :   a) Include dark green vegetables and orange & yellow fruits & vegetables in your diet, fresh green leafy vegetables, tomatoes, cauliflower, cereals, liver kidney, yogurt, bananas and green vegetables
Doctor :   b) minerals like zinc, iron & copper promote healthy hair
Doctor :   c) zinc is found in red meat, chicken & green vegetables
Doctor :   d) Iron is found in beef, dried apricots, red meat, parsley, eggs, wheat & sunflower seeds.
Doctor :   e) copper is found in seafood, egg yolk & whole grains
Doctor :   f) Include more of sprouted whole grains, cereals, meat and soy in your diet to increase protein content for strengthening the hair.
User :   okay doctor
Doctor :   6) avoid letting dirt and sweat accumulate in hair especially the hair follicles
Doctor :   wash with mild shampoo and use conditioner. rinse both properly to avoid suffocation of hair follicles
Doctor :   7) avoid direct harsh sun on hair for long time
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes doctor
User :   hv noted down the details
User :   how long i hv to take Tab Biotin forte
Doctor :   take for 2-3 months
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   doctor can u pls suggest me any shampoo or conditioner
Doctor :   use mild products like Dove or the home remedies suggested above
User :   also can u pls suggest me a hair dye
Doctor :   avoid hair dyes as much as possible, if do have to use, go ahead with Garnier, it is mild
Doctor :   else go ahead with the remedies suggested with tea
User :   okay
Doctor :   use a mixture of XXXXXXXX powder, coffee and methi seeds to dye your hair
Doctor :   leave teh paste to marinate for 2-3 hours, then apply on hair, leave till it dries
Doctor :   and wash it off with luke warm water
User :   thank you very much doctor
User :   will get back to for any further issues
Doctor :   sure. is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   no doctor
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
User :   thnx....good day
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