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Diet and medication to reduce hair fall and dandruff - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi good morning
User :   am i chatting with a real doctor or some answering machine ?
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User :   My details are as following
User :   25/male/salaried/Bangalore/single/78 kg/5 ft/yes
Doctor :   Please proceed with your medical Query .
User :   I am having serious hair loss. I am using XXXXXXXX Hair Oil every two days. I also use Dove Anti Breakage Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner every two days. Is there any way to stop the hair fall as it is becoming a major concern for me.
User :   Will appreciate your help.
Doctor :   Approximately how many hairs are you loosing per day and since when are you loosing your hairs
User :   Its been long time since I have this problem. Well as far as the number of hairs are concerned it should be around 30 or more depending on how many times I comb my hair.
Doctor :   Dandruff or any medical illness like Hypothyroidism
Doctor :   that you have
User :   yeah i do have dandruff.
User :   but i am not sure about the medical illness
User :   But as of now I don't have dandruff as I am using the Shampoo.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   then it should be fine
User :   And dandruff is not there since 3 months from now i gues
Doctor :   Are there any particular areas that you are loosing hairs from and is there any pattern of Baldness that you see
User :   Yes, the baldness is in the starting stage and its on the center of my head. I guess if the same continues I will become bald very soon.
User :   Also the forehead has no hair
User :   How can i explain ?
User :   Five fingers from my eyebrow, i dont have any hair.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   This seems like the
Doctor :   that is due to the Male hormone Androgens and this can be controlled by the
Doctor :   anti Androgen Drugs but they will have the other adverse effect s
User :   like ?
User :   what kind of adverse effects doctor ?
Doctor :   they will affect your Masculinity and the Sex drive they will need to be avoided for the same reason as
Doctor :   Hence it will be essential for you to take Dietary measures to help reduce them
User :   ok
Doctor :   alternatively you need to take the other hair fall measures that can be like
Doctor :   Hair WEaving or the Hair Transplant that will help you
Doctor :   Regrow the Hairs that you have lost
Doctor :   and also the Silicone implant method
User :   so you mean to say there are no medications to stop the current hair fall ?
Doctor :   Yes since the cause is the Androgen that needs to be kept in check and without that there can be no treatment that can be attained
Doctor :   Zinc and Vitamin A work together; a deficiency in either can lead to dry hair and oily skin. Food sources: Spinach, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, whole grains, red meat and brewer's yeast.
Doctor :   Iron - Prevents anemia and hair loss. Food sources: Liver, eggs, fish, chicken, whole grains, green vegetables and dried fruits.
Doctor :   Magnesium - Works with calcium to promote healthy hair growth. Food sources: Green vegetables, wheat germ, whole grains, nuts, soy beans, chickpeas and fish.
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