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Suggest methods to prevent hair fall

My hair are falling since past many years.I've lost the hair from the front both sides but still it is not lost much from the middle.I think it's the beginning of going bald.Also my profession is IT industry and it causes stress,On many sites I've seen finastride,minoxidil etc for treatment.My problem is that I always have white flakes on my hair even if I've done shampoo or put oil,by putting oil it's less than usual but still there.Can you prescribe me with some medications which can help me.I normally eat vegetables and protein rich diet.I don't drink alcohol or smoke and rarely I eat non-veg
Tue, 11 Aug 2015
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Hello,
Welcome to healthcare magic,
From your description of the distribution of hair loss it looks like you have a patterned hair fall seen in Male pattern baldness. There are US FDA approved treatments for it like topical minoxidil 5 % solution 1ml twice daily over affected area and Finasteride tablets.
Why don't you start with medications after consulting a dermatologist ?
Initiation of treatment early is very important in baldness because once hair follicle is gone it won't regrow.
One thing you should realize is this hair loss is in your genes. Whatever treatment you will be on will halt the process. Once treatment is stopped genes will take over. So we need to maintain the treatment on a long term.
Dandruff could be due to either Psoriasis or Seborrhoeic dermatitis. Dermatologist will be able to diagnose it after examining.

Hope this helped, Take care
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