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Suggest remedy for severe hair loss

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Dr. Munish Sood

Ayurveda Specialist

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 3517 Questions

Posted on Mon, 6 Jun 2016 in Alternative Medicine
Question: What can i take to grow thick hair? I think my thunning of hair is caused by emotiinal stress.
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
need further details

Detailed Answer:
As split ends (Trichoptlosis) is the major Dear
Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern and do let me know about following details for further treatment aspect:
1. Are you experimenting too much with your hair: irregular trimming, excess shampooing, weaving, coloring, too much dry heat (blow dryers), manual stress (physical trauma)?

2. Type of hair style you usually prefer:  do you have long or short hairs AND whether hair are dry or brittle?

3. Any baseline investigation done: Hb%, Thyroid profile?

4. Emotional aspect has to be resolved with face to face interaction with family members or physician.

5. Please revert back with above concerns for treatment aspect, in the meantime preventive aspect is given below

i. Avoid too much exposure to sun.

ii. Make sure you take adequate protection from sun.

iii. Avoid high extremes of temperature such as used in hair straightening devices.

iv. After bath make sure you avoid vigorous toweling of hair, let them dry naturally.

v. Make less choice for synthetic hair oils, hair coloring, bleaching, styling and use of dry blowers.

vi. Avoid excessive exposure to sun, heat, wind, dust, anger, stress, anxiety,

vii. Avoid oily, fried, spicy, hot, fermented and stale food.

viii. .Proteins are essential for antibodies production so milk, egg (white), beans, yogurt, soymilk, pumpkin, squash, watermelon,peanuts,almonds, if non-vegetarian (meat) are choices

ix.  mango, carrots, cantaloupe, egg yolk,apricots,pumpkin,papaya, are ideal

x. Vitamin C: is needed for proper functioning of immune system: amla is good option.

xi. Vitamin E: is a powerful anti oxidant thus peanuts, dried apricots, cooked spinach taro root can be taken

xii. Soap nut (reetha) and shikakai along with Bhringraj and Neelini oil acts as natural conditioner and you can use it safely.

Dr. Munish Sood
Consultant and Physician

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Munish Sood 20 minutes later
Does anger cause permanent hairloss?
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
further clarification

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for reverting back.

1. Since hair loss/fall can make one upset/ angry (emotional + physical) thus it is an aggravating factor for the same and hair loss will be there as long as the cause is present ( so it is not permanent)

2. In Ayurveda excess anger/stress (emotional component) aggravates PITTA DOSHA (fire element) in the body which gets accumulated in the skin of the scalp and lead to hair fall/loss and premature graying thus adopt a PITTA pacifying diet. (so again not a permanent cause).

Dr. Munish
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