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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi, i want to prevent my hair, my hair loss was increasing day by day. so please suggest me to prevent hair loss
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
Sure
User :   can u assist me how to prevent my hair loss
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   i am 27 year old man
Doctor :   Ok
User :   working as a software engg
Doctor :  
Since when are you having this problem?
User :   i'm residing in chennai past 3 years
User :   after i came back here only i got this problem
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
So from past 3 years,
User :   yes
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   but last six months more hair loss
Doctor :  
How many hair are you loosing per day?
User :   may be it vary 20 to 30
Doctor :  
Loosing upto 150 hair per day is considered normal
Doctor :  
as the growth potential is there
User :   i'm taking medicine from dr.batra clinic
User :   for this also
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :  
Have you seen any improvement?
User :   just am taking medicine past one month only
User :   so need to be patient
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Thats true
User :   ya
Doctor :  
Do you have dandruff problem?
User :   let me know what are the steps i need to take prevent hair loss
User :   last month i had hitch problem
Doctor :   Ok

User :   i am using himalaya shampoo
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Use a mild one
Doctor :  
with moisturisers
Doctor :  
as it protects the hair
User :   ok, whether in the product itself they noted as mild
User :   or we need to ask
Doctor :   You will need to ask

Doctor :  
meaning mainly which is intended for dry hair
Doctor :  
shall be mild
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also what is that hitch problem you mentioned?
User :   shall i eat chicken twice in a week
Doctor :   It does not have a relation

User :   in my head i had hitch problem
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
What were the symptoms?
User :   now i don't have tht problem
Doctor :   Fine

User :   shall i apply lemon juice in my hair
Doctor :   No you should not

Doctor :  
Lemon has stronger effects
Doctor :  
and is not mild
Doctor :  
Homeopathy is completely a different stream
Doctor :  
and I cannot comment on that
Doctor :  
My advise is based on community and preventive health
User :   ohh,,
User :   so temme whether i will take or not
Doctor :   So as per my knowledge, lemon does not have a conducive effect

User :   ok
Doctor :  
if at all you had oily hair or dandruff issue, even I would not mind you using
User :   what are the food items i will take
User :   wch food items are no need to take
Doctor :   You should take foods rich in protein content

Doctor :  
like pulses, dal
Doctor :   and egg as well
Doctor :  
is a good source
User :   wch items are having high protein
Doctor :  
Dal, pulses, beans, egg and non vegetarian foods
User :   means food items
User :   then
Doctor :   Did you get it

User :   ya i got it thnks
Doctor :  
Along with that I shall advise you a vitamin supplement
Doctor :  
if you are not taking any
Doctor :  
which has necessary nutrients for better hairgrowth
Doctor :  
Tab Trichovit 1 daily after lunch
User :   I din heard abt tab trichovit
Doctor :  
And one more thing, which I would suggest is to avoid changing over shampoos and hair oils
Doctor :   You have heard or not heard about Trichovit?

User :   now i am using himalays hair oil and shampoo after had discussion with dr batra respective doctor
Doctor :  
Fine
User :   not heard
Doctor :  
If your problems are not worsened with it
Doctor :  
then continue using the same oil and shampoo
User :   shall i continue to use himalayas
Doctor :  
do not change it for now
Doctor :  
and do take Trichovit
Doctor :  
as it does not have any interactions
Doctor :  
and is just a nutritional supplement
User :   where i will trichovit
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can get it at all leading pharmacies

User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   wht u thnk abt stress
Doctor :   Stress does have a role
Doctor :  
in hair loss and also greying as well
User :   wow, but in dr batra
User :   they told stress is more important one for hair loss
User :   we need to destress from that one
Doctor :   Yes, true

Doctor :  
You should avoid it
Doctor :  
A simple daily exercise like walking daily for 30 mins
Doctor :  
shall reduce your stress levels to a considerable extent
User :   we need to walk at morning time only
User :   or any time in a day
Doctor :   Any time

Doctor :  
which you are fine with
Doctor :  
Morning has advantages like it helps you to stick to your routine
User :   how much water will take per day
User :   ok ok
Doctor :  
and also the pleasant weather
Doctor :  
Normal Water intake is fine enough
User :   hmm..
Doctor :  
meaning 2.5 litres/day
User :   it's enough
User :   becoz some people are saying have to take 4 or 5 litres
Doctor :  
Yes it is quite sufficient to maintain normal hydration
User :   hmm ok
Doctor :  
There are no studies to support that
Doctor :  
it is indicated only in case of renal stones
Doctor :  
but there is no harm
Doctor :  
and you can take 5 litres as well
Doctor :  
not a problem
User :   ohh ok
User :   other than this any area i need to take care
Doctor :   Do not touch your hair often

Doctor :  
as it can lead to ware and tear issues
User :   ok
Doctor :  
do not use a hair drier
Doctor :  
with heat especially
Doctor :  
Dont use very hot water for headbath
User :   ok
User :   shall i do head message
User :   or oil message
User :   in beauty parlor
User :   or herbal message
Doctor :   I dont recommend it
Doctor :  
as there shall be more exertion on the area
User :   ok, so no need to do tht
Doctor :   Preferably no
User :   is it chances are der to prevent hair loss
Doctor :   If you follow these steps

Doctor :  
you can prevent hair loss
User :   Ok, any chance to improvement in density
Doctor :   there are certain medications available

Doctor :  
both lotions as well as tablets in our system of medicine
User :   could you list out for that
Doctor :  
which ofcourse does not show magical results
Doctor :  
but since you are already on homeopathic treatment
User :   ya i knew tht, i need to prevent hair loss not looking for hair growth
Doctor :  
I suggest you to restrict yourself to one modality
User :   hmm ok
Doctor :  
and if you do not find success then you can always take our help
Doctor :  
or from a good Dermatologist

Doctor :  
There are even Trichologists nowadays
Doctor :  
and not a problem
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