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Date : 22-Sep-2014
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Doctor:hi
User:Hi
Doctor:Please proceed with your query.
Doctor:Are you there?
User:This is with regard to Hair fall. I have had this problem for 6-7 yrs now. All kinds of medication tried. But to little effect. My father was bald as well. Should i dismiss/ignore it considering its genetics or is it still not too late to take dietery precautions.
User:or some kind of counter measure
Doctor:May I know the regions you are getting bald?
Doctor:and if you could upload a photo would be helpful.
User:I feel the density is drastically low at the top of forehead . Of course its less too on the forehead as well. M pattern i think its called as
User:Even facial hairs are uneven and is quite sparse
Doctor:OK
Doctor:May I know the medications you have tried till now and the duration?
User:I dunt quite remeber the distant past, but last year i had tried rogaine i think. But i started feeling chest pains and left it in the early stages. Since then i tried vitamin D3 tablets, as doctor suspected that to be one of the cause
Doctor:Ok
User:Mediucatoins in the past have been mostly shampoos and stuff .. Nothing orall as such
Doctor:Do you suffer with dandruff and itchy scalp?
User:Dandruff i am not sure. BUt its sort of skin flakes ( ball shaped) comes out on slight scratching. More often than not along with the hair root
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:DO you have a receding hairline?
User:I think yes
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Are your hair thinning?
User:yes definitely both in density of hairs and the hair in itself
User:Its been there for some years now ..
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:Can you click an upload a photo. As it will help me to understand better.
User:Sure.
Doctor:thanks
User:Is it uploaded ?
Doctor:let me go through the photo
Doctor:Yes, i have gone through the photo
Doctor:From you description and photo, I feel that you might be suffering with Androgenic alopecia.
Doctor:The best for this would be control the hairfall
User:How should i go about it ? Specefic diet ?
Doctor:for this the treatment would be Minoxidil lotion that would be mintop forte 5% twice a day
User:Can it be a result of throid / vitamin deficiences ? The thininning of hair
Doctor:that would a long treatment atleast for 2 yrs to see the growth.
User:I do not want to go the hard treatment way of minoxidil. Since it has considerable side effects
Doctor:Ok
Doctor:I understand your concerns regarding the medications.
User:i Only want to stop or slow the fall. Since regrowth seems something impossible. Also does masturbation has any effect on hairfall ?
Doctor:Yes, thyroid abnormalities and vitamin deficiencies causes hairfall
Doctor:especially vit. B and C
Doctor:Masturbation shouldn effect hair fall.
Doctor:You can go for Biotin tablets regularly
Doctor:this will help in hairgrowth.
Doctor:Have more of citric fruits and juices.
User:Does real juices like orange daily help ?
Doctor:No they would synthetic juices.
Doctor:with preservatives
Doctor:So i would suggest natural juices
Doctor:YOu can have amla as it highest amount of vit.c
User:Ok. Perhaps i will follow the diet and hope for improvement.
Doctor:Along with these regular physical exercises and plenty of water too will help.
Doctor:Yes, and if possible go for mintop lotion to see growth of lost hair.
Doctor:but its a long treatment as mentioned before.
User:Yes, i understand. But minoxidil is omething i want to stay away from. I will follow the diet part.
Doctor:Sure you can do that.
Doctor:Follow the diet plan.
Doctor:Avoid using hard shampoos.
Doctor:For too much of flakes you can use K2 shampoo.
User:Actually i use just gram flour to wash my hair .. No shampoos
Doctor:As you have flakes on your scalp, it suggest that there could be fungal infection.
Doctor:K2 is anti fungal shampoo.
Doctor:First rinse your hair with normal shampoo and wash it off.
Doctor:then apply K2 shampoo on the scalp and keep it for 10 mins.
Doctor:This will help in treating the flakes.
User:I have tried these before. Hasnt really worked , as i had tried over a duration of 2-3 months
Doctor:OK
Doctor:But 2 to 3 months is a very short time and it requires treatment for 2 yrs.
Doctor:Hope you have followed my instructions?
User:Yes Doc. I will try the diet and shampoo part
Doctor:Sure
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me to help you with?
User:No . Thats it for now :) .. Thanks :)
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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