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Date : 17-Dec-2014
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User:What is the process for PRP??? whether the PRPis beneficial in case of hair fall and growth or not???
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User:hi doc my name is XXXXXXX and am facing severe hair fall problem
User:i have consulted a dermatologist and he has recommendedt o use minoxidil 5% along with multivitamins - hair bless
User:and shampoo kerawash
User:but the problem is still the same
User:he has also asked for PRP
User:i am a thyroid patient and taking 175 mg eltroxin
User:my thyroid is normal right now
User:and i was blessed with a baby one and a half year back
User:since then only the problem of hair fall started
User:please advise
Doctor:Since when is your thyroid hormones under control
User:its been 10 to 12 months now
Doctor:Do you still observe hair fall? and approx how many hair fall per day
User:may be 100 to 120
User:in a day
Doctor:Do you observe any bald areas?
User:no not yet
User:i have asked my dermatologist fo transplantation and he said no need to worry
Doctor:Have you used minoxidil and other treatment for hair fall?
User:have used minoxidil but not regular
Doctor:since when are you using it?
User:its XXXXXXX a month
User:but m not regular in using it
User:sometimes i dont apply it for a week
Doctor:Thanks for the details.
User:should i go for prp to stop the hairfall
Doctor:I understand from your description that the hairfall could be due to stress of motherhood or thyroid related.
User:but my thyroid is in control
Doctor:As thyroid hormones are normal since a year, it should have regrown in all the areas the hair fall should have reduced by now.
Doctor:The other reason as said stress of motherhood too can cause hairfall.
User:its been more than a year delivered a baby
User:should i go for PRP
Doctor:yes, but since then you have been feeding and taking care of your child.
User:i only have feeded my son for two and half months
User:and my son is staying along with his grand parents
User:as m a working mom
User:my case was cesearian
Doctor:Regarding PRP, as you know it is the platelets and the plasma of your blood is used to stimulate your scalp for hair growth.
User:is there any side effect of PRP
Doctor:This is just under research and being studied for its benefits and side effects.
User:i am not bald but the quantity is less now
Doctor:some companies says that it is beneficial but it is an alternative method to minoxidil
Doctor:So, I suggest you to use minoxidil first and see for improvements.
Doctor:In case if this doesnt improve then might be you can go for prp therapy.
Doctor:by then we would have clear picture of the therapy and its benefits and side effects
User:my diet is also not good
Doctor:So, as explained by your doctor that minoxidil has to be applied for a longer duration. be regular and observe for improvements
Doctor:Make sure to have more of biotin and keratin.
User:Sure doc
Doctor:these are the nutrition for hair growth.
User:biotin and keratin in the form of ???
Doctor:You are already taking multi vitamins continue with that.
Doctor:Have more of coconut, carrot
Doctor:drink plenty of water.
User:sure doc
Doctor:follow meditation and physical exercises which will help in reducing stress
User:anything else???
Doctor:root vegetables and fruits can be taken.
Doctor:green leafy vegetables
Doctor:Good protein diet. if non vegetarian, meat is benefical
Doctor:milk and milk products
Doctor:do not skip meals and fast.
Doctor:have meals at regular intervals
User:Thanks doc
Doctor:Is there anything else you would like to know?
User:no thank u so much
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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