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Treatment for male pattern baldness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi i'm suffering from male pattern baldness for the past 6 years ,now i can realize that i lost many hairs in the front head , so what can i do now, can i go for homeopathy treatment
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   mine 26 and male
User :   me sufferring from male pattern baldness
User :   for the past 6 years
Doctor :  
Approximately how many hairs do you loose per day?
User :   initially i lost more in the starting 2 years
User :   but i didnt go fully bald
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   but density less
User :   now 10 hairs daily
User :   but in the frony portion i lost more
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
It is common to loose about 100 hairs per day.
User :   oh ok
User :   but now density is less
Doctor :  
Anything more than that is considered abnormal.
User :  
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   they only told me that i had male pattern baldness
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   but anyway compare to 3 years back
User :   now i lost many hairs
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
Did they mention any treatment?
User :   they gave me some tablets
Doctor :  
Ok.
Doctor :  
have you tried those?
User :   they told me that it only for hair nutrition
Doctor :  
Ok
User :   i took their medicines for initiall 1 year
Doctor :  
Ok
Doctor :   Did they help you?
User :   they told me that its only controllable
User :   i think some little bit they stopped
User :   eventhough regrowth is not proper
User :   for me now
User :   what kind of treatment i should go now
Doctor :   Hair regrowth will happen if there are hair follicles present.
Doctor :  
If there are no hair follicles (these are the hair buds from where the hair grows)
Doctor :   Regrowth occurs.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
The medications given are generally vitamin supplements.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
They help in preventing further hair loss.
User :   ok
User :   for the past 3 years i'm not taking any medicines
Doctor :  
There are a few medication, which stimulate the hair follicles
User :   ok
User :   that what
User :   ok
Doctor :  
They will help you if only the hair follicles are present
Doctor :  
These medication come in the name of minoxidil.
User :   how can i know whether hair folicles are present in that area
Doctor :  
They are present as solutions that have to applied on the areas of lost hair.
Doctor :  
They may help only if the follicles are present.
User :   how can i know whether they are present r not
Doctor :   If there are no follicles then hair replacement is the choice.
User :   how can i know whether folicles are present r not
Doctor :  
It can be determined by taking a biopsy of the scalp where the hair is lost.
Doctor :  
The other method is only by trial method.
User :   what is that
Doctor :   Biopsy means taking a piece of the scalp and testing it under a microscope.
Doctor :   These are done by a specialist.
User :   ok for that do i need to go to any clinic to check
User :   how about the homeopathy treatment
Doctor :  
Yes, you can consult a dermatologist who will assist you in doing this, if you want to
Doctor :   Homeopathy treatment is same as the hair nourishing treatment.
Doctor :  
They help in improving the condition of the hair and stimulating the hair follicles.
User :   as i heard some homeopathy medicines internally levels the DHT which is the main factor for the hair loss
Doctor :  
Yes, this will apply if there are disturbances in the DHT Levels.
Doctor :  
If these levels are normal then it may not help.
Doctor :  
As I mentioned earlier, the methods of treatment apart from the biopsy is by means of trial methods.
User :   male pattern baldness will come only if hormonal imbalances
Doctor :   You are right male baldness comes with hormonal imbalance
Doctor :  
But they are contributed by stress levels
User :   ok
User :   it is not part of heridity
User :   my father doesnt have baldness
Doctor :  
Increase in the stress can alter these hormones.
User :   once altered cannot be back to normal
Doctor :  
Familial baldness is a different variety of baldness.
User :   how long hair folicles live?.
Doctor :  
If it is related to the stress levels and if the hair loss is persistent then it is worth to get a DHT level checked.
User :   DHT level check also available
Doctor :   And if the levels are abnormal then you may have to get the treatment for that.
Doctor :  
Yes, they are available.
User :   : how long hair folicles live?
User :   for the past 6 years i losing my hair
Doctor :   SInce your hair fall has reduced,
User :   now i confused because i have less hair thats y less hair fall or it reduced
User :   can u suggest some good
User :   clinic
Doctor :  
the best method of treatment would be decreasing the stress levels, nutritious supplements.
User :   where i can go for treatment
Doctor :  
and some shampoo to treat if you have dandruff.
User :   where they can tell me exactly me whatz happenning now
Doctor :  
If you want to consult with a doctor to know if the cause is familial or due to hormonal disturbances you need to meet a dermatologist.
Doctor :  
Trichologist to be specific.
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Have you followed?
User :   can u suggest some one in bangalore
User :   because i dont want doctors who look for money
User :   they should give good treatment
Doctor :   Where do you stay in bangalore?
User :  
User :   i want good doctor
Doctor :  
.
User :   many people reviews told me that they are not doing good
User :   i dont know how far its true
User :   really do they have good doctors
User :   they are homeopathy rite
Doctor :   It is supposed to be the good,the address would be 1
Doctor :  
I shall give you another alternative too
User :   i know 1 near to my place
User :   how much we need to spend for that
User :   its pure homeopathy rite
User :   will they do all type of testing
Doctor :  
The cost of the treatment would be known after the evaluation.

Doctor :  
It is a homeopathy centre
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