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Hair loss, crown losing the density of the hair, 100 strands loss daily, scalp visible, night shifts, lot of stress - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Dermatology
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello Doctor,
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I am aged 29
User :   married
User :   and i am healthy so far
Doctor :   Ok
User :   in the recent past, i am witnessing Hair loss
User :   at the crown
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it is the begining stage of baldness
User :   and loosing the density of hair
User :   how to recover
Doctor :   Since when are you having the symptoms?
Doctor :   Approximately how many strands of hair do you lose in a day?
User :   for about 3 months, in the begining i thought it was just ususal which comes during the summer season
User :   many
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   now a days i could witness that the density of hair is becoming less
User :   ok
Doctor :   Male pattern of baldness usually begins with recession of the hair line backwards.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Slowly the hair line starts to recede resulting in baldness.
Doctor :   Losing central part of the hair without recession of hair line is not very common in men.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Secondly, it is normal if you are losing less than 100 strands of hair per day.
Doctor :   you need to be concerned, if
Doctor :   1. The hair line is receding backward
Doctor :   2. You find bald spots where the hair distrubution is lost in the past of the scalp
Doctor :   3. You are losing more than 100 hair strands per day.
Doctor :   Else, do not be concerned.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have sugested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes Doctor, my doubts are
User :   what is that you are reffering to strands - please define
User :   please explain the point 2
Doctor :   Strands here refer to the single hair.
Doctor :   Hair fall is part of the normal turnover.
Doctor :   They normally occur in every one as part of turnover.
Doctor :   such normal hair turnover usually is less than 100 per day.
Doctor :   So if you feel that you are losing more than 100 hair per day, you need to be worried.
User :   so as you refer to all the above points, i dont have hair fall with more than or equal to 100 hairs in a day,
User :   but the dennsity of hair and people say they could see the scalp of my head where there is less hair guarded to the sclap
Doctor :   If you are able to see progressive bald areas, then it could be the initial stages of baldness.
Doctor :   Treatment usually preventive is needed then.
User :   yeah, that is what i am little concerned about
User :   i need to start some treatment before i could end up with complete loss of hair
Doctor :   the preventive measures include, good healthy diet, good and regular sleep, multivitamin supplements, destressing measures and so on.
User :   and i live in a place where i used to take bath in Hardwater
Doctor :   You may also use supplements such as minoxidil.
User :   and recently i was taking hair bath alone in metro drinking water
Doctor :   As this supplements have side effects, you can use this medication under the guidance of a doctor.
User :   okay
User :   so you are suggesting me to go meet a physician directly
Doctor :   Hair dryness is one of the cause for excessive hair fall.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Use good antidandruff shampoo and hair conditioners, with improved nutrition.
Doctor :   They will reduce the hair dryness and thus prevent hair fall.
User :   yes i am using Dove anti dandruff shampoo
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggest?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   so are you suggesting me to take this Minoxidil
User :   or you want me to meet a physician
Doctor :   The medications come with some side effects which can be concerning.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Hence use them only under guidance of a physician and only if absolutely necessary.
Doctor :   So consult a doctor who can assess the situation and then suggest if you need this or not.
Doctor :   Hope that is clear to you now.
User :   is this loss is due to the hard water which i am taking bath
Doctor :   Excessive hair dryness could be a factor.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The other factors include dandruff, stress, improver diet, genetic (if baldness runs in the family) and so on.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   ok, i had dandruff issues and latter tried using this Dove and completely free from dandruff,
User :   i work at night shifts
User :   so all my day time i will sleep well for more than 11 hrs
User :   stress is there a lot in my work
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