Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
131 Doctors are Online

Severe hair fall, hair looks thin and lifeless. Will any vitamin intake help?

Hi Dr This is Julie. I am 29 years old and have a 4 yrs old kid. From last 2 years I am suffering from a severe hair fall. and it increases by each passing day. So gradually my hair becomes thin and lifeless.I am medically alright. When I wash my hair my bath tub will be full of hair I am very tensed due to that. I am scared of even combing my hair..Could any doctor help me in some way..If any vitamin consumption can reduce it a lil bit. Please help me.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Oct 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  84
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Jun 2015
Hello Julie...
Causes of hair loss/thinning of hair are:
1. Environmental factors
2. Stress
3. Deficiency of certain minerals, vitamins & amino acids in diet. e.g. Iron, zinc, Vit B complex, lysine.
4. Hormonal factors. e.g. Thyroxine
5. Any incidence of surgery, shock, etc.

Management includes:
1. Treating the underlying cause
2. Avoidance of stress
3. Dietary modifications
4. Minoxidil solution to be applied locally to stimulate the hair follicles
5. Multivitamin & multi mineral supplementation
But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications.

Those cases which do not respond to medical therapy, are managed by hair transplantation. will be better to consult a Dermatologist to find out the underlying cause & start treatment accordingly.
There is nothing to worry.

Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

General & Family Physician Dr. Das Arindam's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM.
There is many causes behind hair fall. These may be from hormonal imbalance, heriditary, food habit, environmental, dandruff,stress full life etc.
To stop hair loss you have to maintain the following things.
1.Don't use hair oil.
2.Use anti dandruff shampoo and normal shampoo in alternative day.
3.Every day wash your scalp properly with shampoo.
4.Take multivitamin group of drug.
5.Take fresh vegetables and fresh fruit .
6.Take adequate amount of water.
7.Avoid oily and fast food..
8.Take hair spa every month.
9.Use henna pack twice a month.

So, don't worry .
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor