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Problem of hair loss.

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Currently I am facing the problom of hair loss.
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in Hair Loss
Answered by Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani 1 hour later

Thanks for posting your query.

With an increasingly stressful lifestyle, an increasing number of people suffer from excessive hair loss today.
There could be various reasons for hair loss like:
•     Poor diet particularly a diet poor in protein, iron and vitamin A
•     Some scalp conditions like infection, dandruff, dryness etc.
•     Environmental factors like exposure to pollution
•     Stress
•     Using harsh chemicals in your hair
•     Exposing hair to regular treatments like blowdrying
I would suggest the following:
•     Take a balanced, nutritious diet XXXXXXX in protein, iron and vitamin A. Good sources include legume, lentils, paneer, tofu, XXXXXXX leafy vegetables and milk. diet consisting of XXXXXXX leafy vegetables, fruits and salads, vegetables.
•     Use a mild shampoo
•     Stay away from chemical treatments
•     Do not tie your hair very tight.
•     Cover your hair when you go out.
•     Massage warm coconut oil into your scalp atleast twice a week. Cover your hair with a warm towel after that for 10-15 minutes.

If it still persists, visit a physician who can perform certain tests and prescribe appropriate treatment.
I hope this answers your query. I will be glad to reply any follow up queries that you have.


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