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What is the solution for hair loss caused due to low hemoglobin? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 31-Jan-2014
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User:we spoke 2-3 days back regaring a severe hairfall of my wife
User:we have got the thyrod test done today
Doctor:I do remember
User:the reports are normal
Doctor:all right
User:so what is a suggestion
Doctor:good to hear that
Doctor:Could you please mail the report to me?
User:yes will do so, as i hev not report in my hand as of now
User:but any other suggestion?
Doctor:what is your wife's age?
Doctor:did you get the thyroid test done?
Doctor:what is the hemoglobin?
Doctor:Is the TSH normal?
User:yes but have not got reports in hand yet
User:will get it eod today
User:will share with you
User:any other suggestion
Doctor:mail it to me at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:with subject as attention to
User:ok your full name?
Doctor:Other suggestion would be to take healthy diet
Doctor:and stay away from stress
User:last hb was 8.5
Doctor:that is definitely low
Doctor:can cause serious hair loss
User:ohh so whats the soution
Doctor:improve the hemoglobin level by iron and folic acid supplementation
User:infact she is taking diva OD 250 once and lametec dt 100 once and 150 once... with that she is also taking faa 20
Doctor:I usually prescribe my patients tablet Orofer XT once daily for 3 months minimum
Doctor:These medicines can also cause hair fall
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:are you following me?
User:so any better vit supp?
User:so u suggest orofer xt? it that folic or vit?
Doctor:it is Iron with trace elements
Doctor:contains folic acid as well
Doctor:She can also try Revital capsule
User:ok so after regular med's that she takes any other
Doctor:I am sorry
Doctor:what is it? Can you come again?
Doctor:please ask your question again
Doctor:I did not get it
User:so with her regular medicines and other supplement insted of faa 20?
User:orofer or faa or revital which would be better
User:she was suggested folvite, we had swapped it with faa
User:u there?
Doctor:faa is fluoxetine if I am right
Doctor:you cannot swap it with folvite
User:it is faa 20 mg
Doctor:it is used in depression
Doctor:it is not folic acid
User:wait will check
Doctor:Could you please confirm the content of faa?
User:2 mins
User:iron zinc folic and b12
User:amino acid chelate
Doctor:in such case, she can continue faa
Doctor:no need to replace it with any other tablet
User:so it that better or revital?
User:for regular use
Doctor:faa is better
User:ok so no change in medication but
User:base Q remains unanswered that since 1-2 months there is huge and heavy hairfall
User:that's actually unbelievably high fall
Doctor:I need the latest hemoglobin and TSH value to comment further
User:ok fine
User:what is your full name
Doctor:I already told you that
User: .. last name
Doctor:also, I would suggest that your wife undergoes a direct examination by the trichologist or the Dermatologist
Doctor:I told you that
Doctor:any more queries for now?
User:ok thanks, I will share further report with you, thanks for now.. :-)
Doctor:you are welcome
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