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What causes decreased hair density?

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Posted on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: hi..Iam applying r 89 since 6 weeks on my scalp and also taking it thrice orally..but I feel the density of my frontal hair has decreased.Is it due to the application on scalp.Iam female 42 years.does R 89 has a side effect
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Brief Answer:
Screening for anemia and hypothyroidism is must

Detailed Answer:
Hi madam

I have carefully read your query and understand your concern.

R89 is an homeo product and hence can be relied upon totally.

Few ingredients of it are helpful for hair growth and some cause side effects like itchy scalp and frontal hair loss.

Hair loss in your case has has medically evaluated.

Most common cause in your age group responsible for hair loss include, Iron deficiency anemia,Hypothyroidism and Polycystic ovaries.

I strongly recommend you to get tested through blood for:

1.Hb%-low Hb% if any can be corrected with XXXXXXX iron folic acid 60mg thrice a day.

2.Complete thyroid profile -Hypothyroidism if any can be corrected with thyroxine supplementation.

3.Ultrasound abdomen-polycystic ovaries if any can be corrected oral contraceptive pills and tab metformin.

Additionally Minoxidil oil can be used for increasing the density of hair.

I suggest you to get tested for above and consult your Trichologist and Gynecologist for further assistance.

I also advice you eat soya proteins daily for good hair growth.

Drink 4 liters of water everyday.

Have 6-8 hrs of sleep/day.

Regular 20 min brisk walk.

I hope this info is helpful to you,

Post your further queries on http://bit.ly/drsureshheijebu
Thank you

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