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How to stop hair fall?

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how to stop hairfall
Posted Thu, 10 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Kalpana Pathak 2 hours later
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There could be many causes for hairfall like
Androgenetic alopecia- where hair fall is gradual. Hair is mainly lost from front, sides and centre of scalp along with thinning of individual hair strands. This pattern is partly hereditary and mainly due to active conversion of testosterone to its active form 5 DHT

Telogen effluvium- here hair fall is acute and more recent in onset and diffuse. Causes are stress, any surgery,chronic illness, nutritional deficiency, anemia, thyroid disorder, pregnancy etc.

Local causes like dandruff, eczema, excessive use of hair products like gels, mousse, chemical hair treatments, hair color etc

So firstly please answer these queries, so that i can ascertain the cause and suggest appropriate management
Your age and gender
Since how long are you having it
acute or gradual
areas involved
any underlying causes like surgery, stress, chronic illness, nutritional deficiency, thyroid ds etc.
if having dandruff or undergone any hair chemical procedure
treatment taken so far

if possible please attach an image depicting pattern of hair fall.

In the interim please follow these general steps
Use a mild shampoo and conditioner to wash hair at least twice a week. Do not comb wet hair
Oil your hair once in a week
Exercise daily
Take healthy nutritious diet XXXXXXX in proteins, vitamins and minerals like take lean meats, fish, eggs, dairy products, salads, green vegetables,carrots, brocolli fruits and nuts on regular basis.
Hope this helped.
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