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Opinion on health risk assessment score, Hair loss - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Dr ccc here
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   This is my first visit to health magic site.. I just completed my health risk assessment.. And scored 58% in that..
Doctor :   ok, good , though it can be better
User :   so am I at some kinda risk ?
Doctor :   there is always chance of improvement
User :   yeah, ofcourse even I feel so
Doctor :   the risk depends once your profile has been reviewed and checked
User :   ohh.. someone will review it also ?
Doctor :   being overweight , having medical conditions, and risk factors for conditions etc - increase the risk
User :   can you guide me on hair loss ?
Doctor :   yes, your profile is checked
Doctor :   by a doctor
Doctor :   can u explain your problem more, so that i can help u better
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   See my family doesn't have a problem of hair loss.. My father, my mother my paternal as well as maternal grandparents.. No has a problem of hair loss ... But I have been suffering from this problem for more that 4 years now ....
Doctor :   can u describe which part you have hair loss ?
User :   It started smtime aroound 2006, (3rd year of engg) ... I was staying in a hostel.. and the water was not that good there.. the hair fall was very less then
Doctor :   like - is it the forehead, center , top of head ?
User :   from the center
User :   n yeah even in front(i.e. forehead) the hair has become thin
Doctor :   is it only loss of few hair or is it patchy?
Doctor :   do u have any itching ?
Doctor :   any dandruff issues ?
Doctor :   do u use hair oils, shampoos ?
User :   nop, right now I don't have a patch, but at this rate I will probably have patch in a few months .... no dandruff issues
Doctor :   ok
User :   yeah I used all kinds of hair oils and shampoo
User :   currently I am using the shampoo from "baba ramdev's" patanjalii
Doctor :   i think, you will benefit, from prescription meds, which will increase hair fall
Doctor :   is it helpful?
User :   I didn't get your ques ?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i meant, did the shampoo u are using, helping u ?
User :   nop, none of them helped
Doctor :   the hair fall u have mentioned can be treated with prescription meds
User :   I tried almost all brands of hair loss preventive shampoos available in the market
Doctor :   so, its best if you can consult a dermatologist, and he will do the needful
Doctor :   as without examining and assessing the condtion, i will not be able to give u meds here
User :   ohk... I don't exactly kno a good dermatologist in bangalore... I only kno doctor batra's ...
Doctor :   are u following me ?
User :   can you suggest someone ... or can healthmagic suggest someone ?
Doctor :   we have a facility, where in we can fix appointments for you with a dermatologist on our panel
User :   ohk, let me kno the name of the facility and I will check
Doctor :   you have a link on the panel, where u can request a consultation
Doctor :   also, may i know where u reside ?
User :   I stay in BTM Layout, Bangalore
User :   also one more thing
Doctor :   you can also try, BNR hospital , call at 080 0000 , Mc Grath road, opp shoppers stop
User :   I really doubt that there is a cure for hair loss.. I mean I have never seen ppl getting their hair back.. what do you have to say on this ?
Doctor :   there are medcines, like Minoxidil, which can help hair loss
Doctor :   and there are a lot of patients who ahve had benefit of this drug
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   ohk, I have actully tried a lot of things and I will try this method too.. in BNR hospital, any particular doctor I shud see or I shud juz book an appointment ?
Doctor :   please call at the given no, and u can get the additional info
User :   sure.. Thanks for the help Dr Anvekar, nice talkiing to you !!
Doctor :   also, there are good dermatologists in, major hospitals, like fortis, appolo, escorts, as well as Malya, etc
Doctor :   you too
User :   ohk, that is wat my problem was.. I didnt exactly kno, whom shud I refer to ?
Doctor :   have a good day
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