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What diet could you suggest for thinning hair?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Apr 2021
Question: I am suffering from thinning hair. What Diet will you suggest me? And what is the best hair oil and shampoo I can use?? My scalp is visible at the front.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Androgenetic alopecia

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.
You seem to have androgenetic alopecia. It is characterized by hair loss and thinning from the front, mid and vertex part of the scalp.
Diet has no role in this type of hair loss as androgenetic alopecia is not due to any dietary deficiency or dietary excess. It is a patterned hair loss in genetically predisposed individuals.
I suggest you use minoxidil 5%solution, 1ml, twice daily on the affected area. In addition I suggest you to take an oral finasteride 1mg tab once a day for long. You may use a ketoconazole based shampoo. These are approved remedies for androgenetic alopecia in males. These are prescription medications and I advice you to talk to your local practitioner for a prescription of the same.

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I am afraid to take the oral tablet coz of the side effects. Can I have Biotin instead? If yes,how many mg?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Androgenetic alopecia

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Finasteride is safe and approved medication for androgenetic alopecia in males. Biotin does not have any specific role in the management of androgenetic alopecia. It is not a substitute for finasteride.

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What diet could you suggest for thinning hair?

Brief Answer: Androgenetic alopecia Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern. You seem to have androgenetic alopecia. It is characterized by hair loss and thinning from the front, mid and vertex part of the scalp. Diet has no role in this type of hair loss as androgenetic alopecia is not due to any dietary deficiency or dietary excess. It is a patterned hair loss in genetically predisposed individuals. I suggest you use minoxidil 5%solution, 1ml, twice daily on the affected area. In addition I suggest you to take an oral finasteride 1mg tab once a day for long. You may use a ketoconazole based shampoo. These are approved remedies for androgenetic alopecia in males. These are prescription medications and I advice you to talk to your local practitioner for a prescription of the same. Regards