How to treat the problem of hair loss?
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I am 63 and don't like the fact that I am loosing my public hair. This is an embarrassing concern and it seems that most people don't care if they loose theirs...not true with myself. Is there anything that I can do to regrow or at least, stop this process.
Posted Tue, 10 Dec 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 26 minutes later
Brief Answer: Kinldy see the detailed answer below Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare magic. I can understand the concern of losing hair. I can get from your query that it is pubic hair which you wanted to mention. This type of condition of losing hair is known as Alopecia areata. It can affect any hair growing site. Before I guide any further I would like to ask you few relevant things in relation to your condition: -Since how long you are suffering from the problem of losing hair. - Are these areas appear as patchy or a kind of generalized loss of hair. -Any other area such as scalp or eyebrows affected - Do you feel sudden greying of hair at any of th areas. I hope you will not be bothered to give some additional information so that I can help you better. With regards, Dr Sanjay MD Dermatology
Follow-up: How to treat the problem of hair loss? 5 days later
I have been loosing my pubic hair for about 2 or 3 yrs now. Most of the hair is gone right in the middle creating a central bold area. Yes the hair has started to turn gray, however, I feel this has been gradual over the last couple of years. I have been loosing my eye browns for probably the last 5 years or so which is mostly at the outside sections....however, the thicker part of my eye brows, towards the bridge of my nose is thinning as well. The hair on my head has thinning, however, I don't have any bold spots. I would say that it is the thinnest at the top front on my head. Thank you for any help.
Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia 8 hours later
Brief Answer: Kindly follow the sugestions below Detailed Answer: Hello madam, Welcome again to the forum. Thanks for providing all the relevant details of you query. After correlating all the facts I can make out that the hair hall is generalized process form the scalp to the eyebrows and pubic areas. It is too early to make a diagnosis without a physical examination but even then I would like to suggest you to help out in getting rid of this problem. The very first thing I want to suggest you is to go for a complete blood count including hemoglobin. Many a times we have seen that due to low hemoglobin concentration (known as anemia) there is a fall of hair as expressed in your case. In my own clinical experience anemia is one of the most common cause of long term hair fall. Secondly I further suggest you to go for thyroid profile- including T3, T4 and TSH. It is because of the fact that losing hair especially near eyebrows is most commonly expressed in low thyroid status. Lastly it can be due to a condition known as alopecia areata- an autoimmune condition where there is loss of hair due to autoimmune process to the hair roots For the treatment part : I suggest you to start iron supplementation by medication. You must take at least 2-3 months of course of iron tablet daily. Additionally a tablet containing biotin would be very much helpful in for at least 2-3 months of time. If the thyroid profile is showing any derangement then you would require proper thyroid treatment. In case of you do not see any improvement then it would require personalized close examination to see this entity of problem by a dermatologist. I further suggest you to take best of your diet containing good amount of protein, vitamins and minerals in form of fruits, green vegetables and sprouts. I hope all these informations will help you. If you have nay further queries I would be glad to help. With regards, Dr Sanjay MD