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Diet and medication for hair loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Hwo can I help you
User :   my friend refered this site..
User :   i'm just going thru
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can u help me on hair loss
Doctor :   Yes sure
Doctor :   How lon gyou have this
User :   i'm 28 yrs old male but already half of my hairs have gone !
User :   i've been losing since last 2 yrs
Doctor :   Does it run in you8r family
User :   yes..but, my dad lost his hairs when he crossed 50 yrs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have dandruff or any skin infections
User :   no
Doctor :   Do yoiu mean you are bald
User :   no..not now..but going to be very soon, if this situation continues
Doctor :   How many hairs do yoiu lose per day
User :   atleast 100 to 150 in a day
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
A loss of 80 to 100 hairs per day is normal. Sometimes you notice it but if there is no thinning or a pattern of baldness- it is usually nothing to worry about.
User :   is there any remedy pls ?
Doctor :   There are quite number of medications that have come up now
Doctor :   applying those can be beneficial as in some patients
Doctor :   and diet should be taken care of
Doctor :   Remember if yoiu are having any illnes or using some other medications it may cause hair fall
User :   sure, i am ready for diet.. i dont have any illness or i dont use any other medications as of now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Avoiding pulling your hair and typing it up very tightly. Thu\is can sometimes cause hair loss due to pressure on the follicles.
Doctor :   sorry tying it
Doctor :   if yoiu have long hair
Doctor :   â?¢     Foods that are good for hair nutrition are dark green leafy vegetables, dried fruits (dates and raisins), eggs, wheat germ, tofu and soy milk, fish, beans, yogurt.
User :   no..i dont have long hair
Doctor :   Beans and other sprouted vegetables, Vit C rich foods (amla/green chilies), sea weed, nuts and seeds, brown rice and root vegetables
User :   can you please suggest any medicine or doctor for better results, without any side effects ?
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Doctor :   are you htere
Doctor :   Minoxidil and Finasteride are available only on doctors prescription they dont seem to have very adverse affects
Doctor :   but I would suggest you to see a doctor to determine the cause of the hairfall
Doctor :   and follow the dietary instructions
Doctor :   A low fat diet and high iron diet can help slow down the hair loss.
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