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Graying of hair and IBS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi, Good evening
Doctor :   good evening;
how can i help you?
Doctor :   r u thr?

User :   I am glad such a service exists. Thanks. I have problem with grey hair, which is ever increasing. Some say it is tied to my metabolism. I have tried homeopathy so far but in vain. Could you please help?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How old are you ?
User :   I am 27yrs old

Doctor :   There is no treatment to cure greying of the hair
User :   ok

Doctor :   The only thing that you can do is use Dyes to
Doctor :   cover it up
User :   Ok. Is it genetic?
Doctor :   To make sure it doesn't harm your hair dont use any harsh dyes
User :   Ok
Doctor :   It is most probably genetic.
User :   Ok. Thanks. If you don't mind I have another strange problem. Can I ask?

Doctor :   I'm sorry I wont be able to help you with this problem Subdersan
User :   Thats ok.
Doctor :   but pls go ahead with your other problem
User :   Ok. Thanks. Its not strange as it sound. I feel very uncomfortable with my bowels. It is very erratic. Should I take some prescribed medicine?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   When you say erratic..
Doctor :   do you mean constipation
Doctor :   or loosemotions
User :   It is like I will have to drink loads of coffee to get it out. It swings between constipation or loosemotion.
Doctor :   or alternate loosemotions/ constipations?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   hats just what i was asking you
User :   yes :)

Doctor :   Does it vary with your diet

Doctor :   like for example
Doctor :   you eat junl foods/ spicy foods/ aerated soft drinks and get a problem?
Doctor :   *junk
Doctor :   r u thr?
User :   I avoid them. However I will have to eat outside once a day given my work schedule. I normally have Dosas or some rice item like curdrice/pulav. Otherwise I eat Pasta, salads at home.
Doctor :   do you have any stomach pains/ nausea/ vomiting/feeling of bloating
User :   I have this feeling of bloating, yes.
Doctor :   Do you smoke/ Drink alcohol?

User :   No. I don't smoke/drink. The only issue I have is I will have to eat outside food at least once a day.
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem for?
User :   Past 3-4 months

Doctor :   Have you had this problem before?

User :   I rarely used to.
Doctor :   how much water do you drink per day?
User :   Also I burp a lot than before.
User :   At least 2 litres and I weigh around 82kgs for 5'8. Could my slight overweight be a problem too?
Doctor :   Yes- if you do not get regular exercise
Doctor :   it can be cause for your bloating feeling
Doctor :   But the bowels problem you mentioned
Doctor :   Is not strange
Doctor :   it is a common problem
Doctor :   which affects a lot of people
User :   Ok.

Doctor :   It is called the Irritable Bowel syndrome(IBS)
Doctor :   It just means that your intestines are more sensitive and so you need to be more creful
Doctor :   with your diet and lifestyle
User :   Ok. yes?
Doctor :   For the temporary relief of your bloating

Doctor :   you can take tab Histac EVT ( dissolved in 50 ml of water) first thing in the morning
Doctor :   on an empty stomach
User :   Sure

Doctor :   do not eat or drink anything for 10-15 mins after having this
User :   OK. Sure
Doctor :   Eat a lot of fruit and veggies and avoid deep fried stuff
Doctor :   get a 30 minute brisk walk
User :   Ok.
Doctor :   into your daily schedule
User :   Sure. I will take your advice 100% :) Thanks a lot!
Doctor :   You should also keep a note of anything particularin your diet
Doctor :   which causes a problem
Doctor :   and avoid it totally
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   Ok. I will note that down. Your advice will be of great help to me, am sure. Thank you for your time. You have a great evening doc! :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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