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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   what is the treatment for less beard
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   I saw this discussion in ur curious to know about it
Doctor :   May i know your age?
User :   the age is 28
User :   Is this treatment homeopathic?
Doctor :   There are various causes of less beard as hormonal factors, , any diseases, hereditary etc
User :   ok
Doctor :   I cannot comment about homeopathic as i am an allopathic doctor.
User :   hormones are all normal
User :   still how this occur?
Doctor :   Did you get the tests done?
User :   yes
User :   one of the doctor said hormones all normal
Doctor :   Which tests were done and what were the results?
User :   all hormone tests
Doctor :   Would you specify the results of Testesterone and DHEA levels?
User :   T3 -- 115ng/dL T4 -- 5.50 ug/dL TSH -- 1.38 uIU/mL LH -- 5.87 mIU/mL Total Testosterone -- 483.92 ng/dL Heptatis B surface Antigen - 0.04 Semen Routine, quantity -- 2ml color -- whitish,gray appearence -- viscus self liquification -- complete fructose test -- present reaction -- alkaline test of blood -- absent motility at the beginning -- 85-95% actively motile , 8-10% sluggishly motile non motile -- 1-2% total sperm count -- 96 millions / ml pus cells 1-2/HPF R.B.C -- absent morphology -- normal sperms are present trichomonas vaginalis --- absent
User :   this was the results
Doctor :   Ok, let me read it.
User :   ok
Doctor :   The results are normal. When did you get them done?
User :   so that is what i said before
User :   all normal then still how to handle it?
Doctor :   1)Take tab Z & B daily once as sometimes zinc deficiency can lead to this.
User :   what is the name of tablet to buy from medical store?
Doctor :   Also there are various causes as growth hormone deficiency, Alopecia, Pituitary disorders and they all are to be evaluated.
Doctor :   The name itself is Z & B
User :   so what tests for these evaluations?
Doctor :   Other than the tests a complete examination is also required.
User :   so what is this complete examination called? where can i do these tests?
Doctor :   You can go for growth hormone levels and zinc levels in body
User :   so what is the test called?
User :   where can i do this tests?
Doctor :   The complete examination is to be done by a Endocrinologist and tests can be done by any standard Lab.
User :   so i need to see an endocrinologist first or i can do tests directly in lab without his prescription?
Doctor :   Also one cause is resistance of hair roots to normal level of male hormones, in this disorder male hormone is normal in blood even then hair root do not grow because in hair root there is less male hormone receptor (i.e. sensor of male hormone) so that male hormone is unable to work & hair do not grow well.
User :   so what solution for this?
Doctor :   You can get the tests done directly.
User :   name me the tests so that i can do it in a lab
User :   one by one
Doctor :   I have already explained you the tests above
User :   just tell lab all hormonal tests?
Doctor :   If resistance is low then male hormone level is further increased by male hormone replacement treatment & certain more medicines are given so that male hormones becomes more effective on hair roots, then hair roots starts growing. Beard & moustaches then fully normalizes in six months to one-year time.
User :   and zinc deficiency tests?
Doctor :   You can go for Zinc deficiency tests, DHEA test, Growth hormone test
User :   so then what is male hormone replacement treatment and the medicines?
User :   ok 3 tests
Doctor :   In that case Testesterone hormone is given as replacement .
User :   so no need to go for the tests i took before right?
User :   but my testesterone is normail from report right?
Doctor :   When did you get these tests done?
User :   this was done maybe one year or so
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so no need for those tests again?
Doctor :   Then you can repeat it once.
User :   ok and give u all reports again
User :   or rather give only for Zinc deficiency tests, DHEA test, Growth hormone test ?
User :   as the previous one is normal
Doctor :   Since it has been a year you got these tests done it is better to repeat them.
User :   ok
User :   so in previous test i had done semen test also which is required now also?
User :   or just test from blood samples will do
User :   and i got grey hairs also..Is it connected with these deficencies?
Doctor :   You can only go for blood tests, semen analysis is not required
Doctor :   Yes grey hairs are also due to deficiency
User :   so from previous test report i gave u which all i have to repeat?
User :   Is it because of zinc deficiency?
User :   i mean grey hairs?
User :   grey hairs has been from 17 age for me
Doctor :   You can go for Testesterone only repeated.
User :   testestrone test,Zinc deficiency tests, DHEA test, Growth hormone test ? right?
User :   all these done from blood sample right?
Doctor :   Yes they are done from blood sample
User :   ok. soi will do all these 4 tests and let u know
User :   which will be the lab u suggest for these tests in mumbai?
User :   for good results?
Doctor :   You can go to any standard lab like XXXXX
User : next time i maynot get u online right?
User :   when i come online after getting the test report
Doctor :   You can chat with me Mon to Fri between 8 to 5
User :   same u will be online or different person there?
Doctor :   There are other doctors also but you can request for me.
User :   so may i ask ur name then?
User :   to pick u
Doctor :   Dr XXXX
User :   ok.thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no thanks..I may do sugar and cholestrol tests also with this blood samples for better self awareness right?
Doctor :   You can go for it.
User :   thanks & bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consultation, bye for now
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