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Early greying of hair, consuming of food and fruits containing keratin suggested - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hello doctor..
User :   I need some advice regarding grey hair..
Doctor :   Ok , since when do you have this problem ?
Doctor :   Are you able to read me ?
User :   for the last 4-5 years.. I used to have few gray hair earlier at the start and now they seem to have increased to few 20 s (just a rough estimate)
User :   yes doctor I am able to read you
Doctor :   ok, Have you tried any medications for the same ?
User :   no
User :   I am only 25 by the way
Doctor :   ok, Most of times its due to nutritional defect of Vitamins and a protein called Keratin
Doctor :   Foods nowadays do lack in keratin
Doctor :   hence have to be taken through supplements
Doctor :   Nutrilite and Ensure are examples of such protein powders
Doctor :   Taking them will surely help
User :   ok.. is there any fruit/vegetable which is rich in keratin
Doctor :   Any fruits eaten with peel do provide the same
Doctor :   like apple, guava,grapes etc
User :   ok.. will this stop the growth of gray hair or will also fix the already grown ones
Doctor :   it will fix the already existing grey hairs
Doctor :   For better results along with the above do apply Minoxidil 5% ( Tugain) solution to the scalp
Doctor :   the solution will increase the blood supply to the hairs and prevent graying and also stop shedding too
User :   Minoxidil is the name of the solution or the chemical
Doctor :   TUGAIN
Doctor :   is the brand name
User :   ok.. thanks doctor
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
User :   I will check Ensure/Nutrilite and also will start eating more of the with-peel fruits
Doctor :   Thats good
User :   Also I will check on the Tugain solution.
User :   thanks a lot for helping here, doctor
Doctor :   You are welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Wish you good health
User :   Bye. thanks doctor
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