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23 years old. How to prevent hair loss?

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sir, my age is 23. In this age why hair loss occure. How avoid the hair losses. What will do for get more hair density.
Posted Sat, 9 Mar 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Bharat Chawda 17 hours later

Thank you for posting your query,

There are various causes of hair loss at this age.Hair loss can start at any age especially beyond 18 years of age.
Firstly it is important to understand what kind of hair loss you have i.e. is it Andro-genetic (AGA) or is it diffuse hair loss.In AGA one looses hair especially from the front and crown of scalp.There is gradual recession of frontal hair line .Hair from the sides and back are not involved in this .I would like to share with you that in AGA, if your family members also have the same patter of hair loss (esp your father) then ,there is very high chance that you would also get the same pattern.With proper medication ,diet & life style management you can delay the process of baldness may be by few years.So AGA is familial.This depends on your genes and hormones .

While in Diffuse hair loss ,one looses hair from all sides and there is gradual thinning of hair from the entire scalp(whole scalp).

Other causes are hair loss is lack of sleep,stress,iron deficiency ,hormonal reasons ,thyroid problem ,use of chemical on scalp etc.

You can consult a dermatologist at your place to know the exact cause of hair loss,though the most common cause is AGA .

After proper diagnosis you can start with topical preparations like Minoxidil 5% -10% applied twice daily on scalp along with tab biotin one daily.Other hormonal medicines like fenestride (1mg) are also available if needed.These can only be prescribed by a dermatologist after proper consultation. Apart from this there are lasers for hair growth (FDA APPROVED) which needs to be taken for initial 2 months .It has amazing results. Then there is MESO-THERAPY which are tiny injections which are directly given on the scalp for growth.

Following are the advises we recommend in case of hair loss.


1) Mutton,Red meat,Fish fry,Tandoori chicken,Home made fish or chicken cooked with out frying-can be taken once in 10 days(only 2 pieces with no gravy).

2) Coconut gravy,ground nuts or peanuts,excess potato,pasta & noodles.
3) Fried foods-wada,samosa,puri,papad,dosa,chips.
4) Sugar foods-chocolates,pastries,cakes,ice cream,sweets,desserts .
5) Bakery foods-Biscuits,toasts,puffs,patties,rolls,croissants,cup cakes.
6) Chines foods- agino moto or Chinese salt is bad for hair.
7) Fast foods-pizza, burgers, canned foods.
8) Colas,coke,pepsi,soft drinks & all kind of juices.
9) Strictly no smoking.

1) 10-12 Glasses of water daily.
2) Steamed sprouts- 3 time a wk
3) XXXXXXX leafy vegetables-3 times a wk
4) XXXXXXX beans-3 times a wk,like gavar, chawli, beans .
5) Raw salads-radish, beet root, carrot, cucumber, tomato, pepper, lime, no salad dressings .
6) Dry beans like rajma, black beans, yellow beans, kidney beans-twice a wk.
7) All types of dal-black dal,yellow dal,turn by turn daily.
8)Paneer(cottage cheese) ,chola(chick peas), soya, each –once a wk.
9) 4 walnuts & 4 almonds- on alternate days.
10) 1 glass milk per day.
11)1 tsf ghee per or 1 – slice of cheese per day.
12) 4 fresh fruits per day-advice to bite & eat –with the fruit skin, no juices.

The above said diet and medicines would help get good hair and prevent hair loss.

Hope I've answered your query.

Should you have additional concern regarding the same ,I would be happy to address it.

Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.

Dr.Bharat chawda XXXXXXX specialist, Dermatology.
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Follow-up: 23 years old. How to prevent hair loss? 11 hours later
thanks sir. Is over sex create more hair losses? and applying oil on hair is healthy.?
Answered by Dr. Bharat Chawda 15 hours later

Thank you for writing back,

Over sex has nothing to do with hair loss.

And application of oil just gives shine to the hair and hardly nourishes it.If you feel that you have dry and lusterless hair ,then you can try any good hair oil .Hair oil would just condition your hair & does not have any role in making the hair healthy.

I thank you again for submitting your question. I hope you found my response to be helpful and informative. If you have any additional concerns I would be happy to address them.

Please accept my answer in case you do not have further queries.


Dr.Bharat chawda XXXXXXX specialist, Dermatology.
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