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Date : 11-Oct-2013
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User:Hi ..
User:Good evening Doctor..
Doctor:Good evening
User:I need advice on hair fall
User:I am 28 and doing a job that does 1- 10 pm shift for last 5 years
User:I find that my fair fall has increased recently.
Doctor:What is your gender?
User:I do a hairwash once in 3-4 days
Doctor:Was it around your menstruals?
Doctor:Do you have regular menses? Are you married?
User:I am sorry i have not noticed it yet in connection to menses.
User:not married.
User:and periods are regular
Doctor:How much hair does it fall each day?
User:20 + strands when ever i do a decent combing
User:may 2 - 3 times a day
Doctor:That is normal, it is normal fall up to 100 to 120 hair strands a day
Doctor:Hair has phases of life like human, infancy, adult and old
Doctor:It has telogen phase which is last phase before the follicle falls off
Doctor:However the follicle will give rise to one more new strand
User:but i see that i am loosing the thickness of the hair
Doctor:so keeping the number same
Doctor:That is generally a vague observation unless you confirm it with testing
Doctor:at a hair clinic
Doctor:to keep healthy hair
Doctor:follow these tips
Doctor:A mix of fruit and vegetables every day
Doctor:Root vegetables twice a week
User:i stay in a hostel
Doctor:Fish if you prefer non veg, twice a week
Doctor:You can use Tab BIOTIN 10 mg once a day
User:is it advisable to use daily ?
User:any specific duration for the usage ?
Doctor:two months
Doctor:you can take one tab daily
Doctor:Do you have any more queries?
User:does VItamin B complex help hair fall in anyways..??
Doctor:No Vit D and A help
User:ok Doc
User:Thank you Doctor for your assistance
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me
Doctor:Bye for now
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