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Date : 11-Oct-2013
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User:Hello Doctor, My name is XXXXXXX and I work for VWR in one of its branches in South India.
User:My concern is, I think I started to loose a lot of my hair.
User:I experience this heavy hairfall for the past 1 year or more.
User:I might be doing something incorrect or insufficient which I am not aware of. I am a male of 30 years old and I work in US shift (4 PM to 1 AM) for more than 4 years now. My work atmosphere generally is good and no pressure for me. The water I use for bathing seems to be a little salty. I oil my hair once in a week. I am a non vegitarian and got a little bit of dandruff problem that seems to be ok for the past two months. None of my family members have this baldness problem including my XXXXXXX parents. I am don't sure how to stop this. Please support !
User:You still there Dr?
Doctor:Reading you
User:Please acknowledge that you got my request.
User:ok, thank you.
Doctor:Do you have family history of hair loss?
User:No, I think I have mentioned it in my query.
Doctor:I am not asking about baldness but frequent loss of hair
Doctor:If you pull the hair would few strands come off in between the fingers
User:Not that I am aware of. But, in general if someone had gone through this, they would have got baldness.
User:I don't think they do.
Doctor:Hair loosening may not be permanent to result in baldness
Doctor:Human will lose at least 80 to 100 hair per day and that is normal for any person except during pregnancy
User:Oh, I am sorry. I don't think someone had gone through this in my family.
Doctor:In pregnancy people retain hair and lose it during lactation
User:Any best practices for me?
User:*to stop this?
Doctor:If you are losing about 100 per day I think you are too worried than you should be
Doctor:However I give my tips to arrest hair fall
User:I think I am loosing more comparitively.
User:Sure, that will help.
Doctor:1) Keep the hair healthy with at least twice a week hair wash with ph balanced shampoo
Doctor:Ph balanced means choose shampoo suitable for your hair, if it is oily choose shampoo for oily hair
User:Any recommendations for me to buy shampoo?
Doctor:that is easy way of understanding the ph
User:ok, got it.
Doctor:If it is dry hair, it is written on the it
Doctor:for dry hair
Doctor:2) Do not go out with wet hair and keep the hair short
Doctor:3) Scalp hygiene check if you have dandruff or other scalp conditions that increases hair loss
User:May I know why not wet hair?
User:Because I think I am doing that everyday.
Doctor:4) Wet hair is weighty and attracts a lot of micro and germs
User:got it.
Doctor:If someone wears helmet a lot of sweat would be formed and it increases the chances
Doctor:of infection
User:Got it.
Doctor:hence they have to clean the hair properly and put the helmet under the sun
Doctor:5) Frequent greens and root vegetables
Doctor:6) Tab BIOTIN FORTE 10mg once a day after meal for two months
User:Sure Doctor. Thank you for your suggessions.
Doctor:do you have any more queries for the day?
User:Is there anything else that I missed?
User:about best practices to follow?
Doctor:It would be better if you can get a Trichoanalysis
Doctor:and check the scalp health
User:What is that?
Doctor:You can get that done by Dermatologist or Trichologist
Doctor:What type of hair you have and what measures can be followed
User:ok sure. I think I am good.
Doctor:Thank you for visiting me here
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Thank you for all your support. I will use the guidelines.
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