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Treatment for hair loss and high BP - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi Doc
Doctor :   can i help u ?
User :   I am Indian living in Shanghai. Facing hair loss problem since last 2 months
Doctor :   ok
User :   is there some medical reason or it is just aging...though i m just 30
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status: User :   30, Working professional, Shanghai, Married
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i also have another problem....may be it is associated with it
Doctor :   Is the balding from the front,sides or all over.
Doctor :   What is the pattern?
User :   1 year ago i was diagnoused with high blood pressure....but was not asked for regular medication...i only take pills when i feelmy BP is high
User :   there is no from all over
User :   especially while combin and washing my hair
Doctor :   Does anyone in your family have this?
User :   hairfall or blood pressure?
Doctor :   hair fall and BP?
User :   my father had his hair gone after 50 and so was his BP. My mum have healthy hair even at 60 but she was also diagnoused high BP few years ago
Doctor :   How much hairfall do you notice each day?
User :   well quite a lot....i mean if can be easily 20-30
User :   mostly after hair wash
Doctor :   Ok, 100- 150 hairs per day is normal, so if you are losing 20-30 then you shouldn't bother about it,consider yourself lucky
Doctor :   What is the range of your BP?
Doctor :   Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
If yes how much/how often?
User :   my numbers can be wrong....i can notice lot of hair fall...which was not the case few months ago
User :   yes i smoke and drink
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems?
Diabetes/ high blood pressure/ Asthma/allergies etc?
User :   no
User :   only high BP but i m not on regular medication
Doctor :   What is the range?
User :   i went to see the doctor today and he suggested me to have BP medicine daily....hard to trust doctors in takeing second advise
User :   today it was 125-80 but 1 week ago it was as high as 135-100 and then i took pills everyday
Doctor :   I need to know your BP before I can advice anything
User :   today it is 125-80
User :   just checked couple of hours ago
User :   and i checked in the morning was same
User :   but i m on pills for last 1 week
Doctor :   Well a BP of 135/100 does not require medication but you need to make a lot of lifestyle changes to come back to the normal range
Doctor :   What profession are you in?
User :   i am a business guy...lot of travelling
User :   almost 50-60% of my time
Doctor :   Ok, then you really need to make a lot of lifestyle changes especially avoiding stress and excess salt containing food
Doctor :   We will send across a mail to you on that
Doctor :   Is there anything else?
User :   ok that would be great...but i m still concerned on my hair fall problem
Doctor :   Well you need to really count the number of hairs that fall each day as hair growth goes through a cycle, and during the catagen phase you will see hair fall
User :   how long approx this period last?
Doctor :   But after few days its comes to normal, again you need to avoid stress and modify your diet in addition to exercise
Doctor :   A couple of months
User :   it is been more than 2 months now
User :   probably u can include that in the email...dont want to take too much time free of cost
User :   and will be glad to have more info on this service. it is great
Doctor :   ok, we will
Doctor :   well XXXXXXXX this chat is a medium for medical consultations only
Doctor :   anyway
Doctor :   we are looking at creating a pan india network for referrals
Doctor :   we are right now focusing on bangalore to get our processes in shape
Doctor :   and we are having many more service ideas which will be included
Doctor :   like online specialist consultations
Doctor :   home delivery of medicines
Doctor :   insurance purchase
User :   i truly appreciate this effort
Doctor :   overall we are aiming at providing healthcare services at the fingertips of the people in india
Doctor :   thanks for your support
User :   must think of indians living outside india.....expat indians belive that indian doctors are best
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   We hope so we can
Doctor :   Well the next time you are in Bangalore you can use our services
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   bye and all the best for your endevours. i will wait for your email
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