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What causes excessive hair fall abd premature greying of hair?

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Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014
Question: I am 35 yrs old, mother of 2 yr old.I am taking thyronorm 25mcg for the last 6/7 yrs when i was diagonosed with hypothyroid.However, now i am in Euthyroid range though i am continuing medicine. recently,i have been diagonised with Vit D3 insufficiency and i am taking medicine accordingly. My question i am going excessive hair fall. i am worried that if te falls continues, i will soon become bald.I had done straightening twice about 3/4 yrs back.greying is also a problem for me..please solve my problem.
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly send details of your problem.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the hair fall and greying of hair.

I have gone through your complete query and can make out multiple issues of health along with hair fall. In view to help you best I request you to kindly provide certain important points

- Since how long you have hair fall and greying.

- Do these both the problems started simultaneously or one after the other.

- How many hair fall everyday. Do you see hair on pillow or bathroom or during combing too.

- Do you see thinning of hair too.

- Tell me about your daily routine, dietary routine and occupation.

Hope to hear soon from your side.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (2 hours later)
greying of hair

has started last 8/9 yrs back n hair fall also at the same time.but now the hair fall is tremendous. volume of hair has lessened though thinning of hair is not that much.I m from engineering background n I have a hectic daily schedule.diet is normal with less oil n spices.pls solve my problem
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
"Telogen effluvium":Diet and nutrition maintenance

Detailed Answer:
Hello young lady,

Welcome again and thanks for posting your important details of the query.

After analyzing your query completely, I can make out that you are suffering from the problem of "Telogen effluvium" with other systemic problem of thyroid and vitamin D.

To tell you simply about "Telogen effluvium" let me explain you some medical facts regarding it:

We have a hair cycle divided into three parts:

1. Growing phase (Anagen): more than 85 -90 % of hair are in this phase.

2. Senescence phase(Catagen): around less than 10 % of hair are in this phase and is the phase before falling.

3. Falling phase (Telogen ): a very few percentage of hair. We have almost 1 lac hair on our scalp and amongst them few percent of hair are in falling phase and then another 0.1% (around 50-100) of hair can fall everyday.

In certain conditions such as long term illness or any stressful event and medications, or any systemic illness such as thyroid issue or deficiency states, some more of the hair may come in falling phase. These extra of the hair which comes in senescence are actually visible as falling hair and we call this condition as telogen effluvium.

The reason for the acute turning of growing hair to telogen hair is due to the complete changes in body after illness or stress or systemic problems. This can start any time after 3-6 months of systemic problem and remains for few months to multiple months after its beginning.

Now regarding the part of treatment: For the betterment kindly follow the suggestions below:

1. Eat at least 3-4 different fruits saplings per day. Every fruit is good but you can make a combination of sour with sweet fruits such as oranges, papaya and other of seasonal fruits.

2. Pulses are good source of proteins. So everyday have a small bowel full of mixed pulses. Add green leafy vegetables additionally in the pulses which contain lot of iron and vitamins in it.

3. Sprouts are the best source of fibres, minerals especially iron, vitamins and proteins too. So add it at-least alternate day if you cannot make in every-day's part of meal.

4. Overnight soaked and peeled almonds will give you good vitamin E which is good for the hair growth.

5. Milk and milk products should be included in every-day's schedule.

6. Do light exercises, reduce your stress as all these have bit impact on skin so also on scalp skin.

If I were your dermatologist then would have prescribed you tablet containing Acetylcysteine, Calcium Pantothenate, Selenium, Zinc, Biotin, Copper as active ingredients. You can take these vitamins in the form of biotin, calicium pantothenate and other vitamin B complexes. Other than this an iron supplementation in diet and in tablet form is also helpful.

Hair fall control takes atleast minimum 3-6 months so have patience and follow good diet and daily routine to get best hair growth again.

Hope these informations will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help.

"Wish you good health"

Regards,
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (11 hours later)
Thank you ,Dr Kanodia..I will try my best to implement your suggestions in my daily schedule.I would be grateful if u kindly recommend the medicine containing the active ingredients mentioned by you and for how long should i continue?I already mentioned earlier that i took Follihair for almost 3 months but after i stopped to take the medicine, hair fall again started.So , if u kindly name the specific brand of medicine and its dosage, I would be extremely grateful to you...
Thanking you
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Tablets containing most of the essential nutrients

Detailed Answer:
Hello young lady,

Welcome again to the forum and thanks for your follow up.

In my patients with your kind of cases I prefer to give the tablets containing most of the essential nutrients for healthy hair growth (such as Keraglow eva).

The tablet can be taken once a day for around 60 days period. It should be taken immediately after meals with simple water. Do not take any milk products before, during or after taking this tablet. This is because it contains iron in it which is not absorbed properly if milk products are taken.

Try to take lot of vitamin C in form of lemon or other citrus fruits during the meals. It will help to absorb the nutrient better.

Do maintain your diet best as it is the main source after the course of tablet to maintain good effect.

I hope these informations will help you. If you have further queries I will be happy to help or if not then can close the discussion and please rate the answer.

My all best wishes for your glowing skin and healthy hair.

"Wish you good health"

Regards,
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology)
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes excessive hair fall abd premature greying of hair?

Brief Answer: Kindly send details of your problem. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the hair fall and greying of hair. I have gone through your complete query and can make out multiple issues of health along with hair fall. In view to help you best I request you to kindly provide certain important points - Since how long you have hair fall and greying. - Do these both the problems started simultaneously or one after the other. - How many hair fall everyday. Do you see hair on pillow or bathroom or during combing too. - Do you see thinning of hair too. - Tell me about your daily routine, dietary routine and occupation. Hope to hear soon from your side. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD-DERMATOLOGY