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Suffering from hair fall,reasons and treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   i need to reduce my hairfall...
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   what i need to do
User :   26
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   around 2 years...
Doctor :   Since when are you losing hair?
Doctor :   And approximately how many hair are you losing per day?
User :   around 50
Doctor :   Ok
User :   s
Doctor :   Have you tried any treatment for this problem?
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical problems such as diabetes, thyroid problems, anxiety, dandruff and so on?
Doctor :   Before I can explain about the treatment options, can you specify the measures which you have tried for reducing hairfall?
User :   i am taking treatment at dr batras
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain.
Doctor :   Medically we consider hair fall as significant and worrying if one is losing more than 100 hair per day.
Doctor :   In this sense, the problem you have is not very concerning.
User :   if u look at my front side and upper side..
Doctor :   There are multiple factors which are the causes for hair fall.
User :   already i have lost some hair..
User :   looks like little bald
Doctor :   It is necessary to treat the cause to prevent hair fall.
User :   ok
Doctor :   It appears that you are having male pattern of hair loss.
Doctor :   Most common cause of such hair fall pattern is genetic.
Doctor :   Now coming to the treatment options
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. A healthy diet containing a balanced diet with good amount of proteins and vitamins is very essential in cases such as yours.
Doctor :   In this regards taking a diet containing plenty of fruits and vegetables helps.
User :   hmm
Doctor :   2. Stress and anxiety is another factor which makes the genes express its effects on the body.
Doctor :   So it is recommended that you involve in sufficient destressing measures.
Doctor :   Hence, good sleep, physical exercise, yoga and transcendental meditation is important.
User :   ok
Doctor :   3. Infections are the third important cause.
Doctor :   By infection, I meant fungal infections causing dandruff issues.
Doctor :   It is good to hear that you do not suffer from dandruff problems,
Doctor :   however subclinical infections if any needs to be treated.
Doctor :   So, I do recommend that you use good antidandruff shampoo such as NIZORAL regularly.
User :   what is subclinical infections
User :   ?
Doctor :   4. Avoid exposure to environmental pollutions and allergens.
Doctor :   5. Check out if you have hormonal problems.
Doctor :   Subclinical infection means you may be having the infection, but not much symptoms are seen externally.
User :   ok
Doctor :   They also need to be treated.
Doctor :   Hormones which are associated with hair fall are thyroid and androgens.
Doctor :   The chances that they could be causing your problem is unlikely as you do not have significant hair fall.
Doctor :   So do not be worried.
Doctor :   6. Herbal preparations have been useful to some people.
Doctor :   Products of Dr. Batra's contain homeopathic/herbal ingredients.
Doctor :   You may continue to use them.
User :   medical drugs?
Doctor :   Bue if they are not helping, then you may try medical drugs.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Minoxidil is one such medical drugs used by dermatologist.
Doctor :   You could contact a dermatologist and get a prescription for minoxidil.
Doctor :   This is available both as topical solutions and oral tablets.
User :   ok
Doctor :   They can be used and have been effective in most individuals.
Doctor :   I do not suggest you to use it without a proper medical supervision, as some people have reported side effects with it.
User :   oh...ok sure
Doctor :   6. Rarely when none of these above measures are effective, you can consider hair transplantation.
Doctor :   I do not think you may need this
User :   ok....will try the above options..
User :   s
Doctor :   as you do not have significant hair fall.
Doctor :   My previous suggestions should be useful to you.
User :   as of now, no query
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   np
User :   bye
User :   gn
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
Doctor :   Good night.
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