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Ways To Combat Hair Fall And Thinning!

MD, ExSR Dermatologist AIIMS New Delhi
Dermatologist, Delhi
Ways To Combat Hair Fall And Thinning!

While combing your hair, tufts of hair coming out with your brush does not make up for a good sight. It is said that your hair adds to your personality. So, when you start experiencing hair thinning and hair fall, naturally it affects your look as well as confidence.

There are a number of ways by which you can combat hair thinning and subsequent hair fall. There are some regimens you need to follow:

  1. Have a healthy and balanced diet rich in nutrients and proteins. The antioxidants present in vegetables and fruits prevent hair fall.
  2. Drink lots of water as it will keep you hydrated. Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to tackle the menace that hair thinning is.
  3. You should get adequate rest each day. Lesser sleep hours are directly associated with malfunctioning of the hormones and a weakened immune system, both of which directly impact hair thinning and hair loss.
  4. Use a good herbal shampoo that is rich in organic substances and proteins and low in ‘paraben’ (group of preservatives present in cosmetic products, primarily shampoos) and sulphur content.

Some measures which you can adopt to prevent this condition are:

  1. Eggs are great for promoting thicker hair. You can either consume it or use the egg yolk directly on your scalp. Let the egg yolk on your hair for 30 minutes and then wash it off with mild shampoo and lukewarm water.
  2. Olive oil adds to the health of your hair, acting as your home-based hair spa. Massage your hair with olive oil and leave it for 40 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also use honey to make a concoction out of it.
  3. Avocado is a natural way to moisturize your hair and scalp. The fruit is rich in vitamin E, which thickens your tresses. You can also include avocado along with olive oil to make a thick hair paste. Apply it on your scalp and wash it off with a mild shampoo after 30 minutes.
  4. Castor Oil, which is available in any local medicine store, is the easiest way you can get thicker hair. It has Vitamin E which makes your hair and scalp healthy. You can mix castor oil with coconut oil to make it thicker. Use this concoction on your scalp to fight hair thinning as well as to get the lost shine back.
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I am losing hair quickly. I tried various type of shampoo, but not effect, please help us.

Dr. Surya Bhagwati 88% (297 ratings)
Diploma in Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M), Diploma in Herbal Beauty Therapy & Cosmotology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
I am losing hair quickly. I tried various type of shampoo, but not effect, please help us.
Hello lybrate-user, Hair loss can be because of various problems like sedentary lifestyle, bad diet, genetics, unclean scalp, scalp infection, hormone problems. If the problem have persisted for a long time, would request you to consult a trichologist for the issue. You can switch to Ayurvedic hair care products - Dr. Vaidya's hair oil (herbocool) and shampoo (Herbi shampoo) for problems like hair fall, hair thinning, dandruff, grey hair etc.
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I have dark circles around my eyes from last 3 years. I have check my hemoglobin level bt its perfect. Please suggest me any medicine and cream to remove dark circles and sunken eyes. Please.can I use evion 400 around my eyes please give me any suggestions.

Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy 93% (10237 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have dark circles around my eyes from last 3 years. I have check my hemoglobin level bt its perfect. Please suggest...
Hi, Apply cucumber paste or Aloe Vera gel around the eyes and wash the face after 15 minutes. Do this for 2-3 weeks continuously to reap good results.
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I am 24 year old female with lean body. My problem is dark underarms and inner thigh. How to remove this? What cause dark inner thigh? I have pcod and use ayurvedic medicine for 1 year. Now it's normal.

Dr. Akanksha Tayal 91% (824 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 24 year old female with lean body. My problem is dark underarms and inner thigh. How to remove this? What cause ...
It happend due to melanin pigment on skin. You start applying aloe vera gel at night after washing the area properly. You will see the change.
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The number of times you shower a day and the effect it has on you

Dr. Nitin Jain 86% (231 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
The number of times you shower a day and the effect it has on you
You can use ashes of husk and straw to clean your hair instead of shampoos! True or False. Take the quiz to find out.
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Does aloe vera juice and karela juice help in weight loss, if not any other products which can result in weight loss.

Dr. Surya Bhagwati 88% (297 ratings)
Diploma in Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Healthcare Management (P.G.D.H.M), Diploma in Herbal Beauty Therapy & Cosmotology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Does aloe vera juice and karela juice help in weight loss, if not any other products which can result in weight loss.
Hello lybrate-user. Singh, Home items that helps in fighting obesity are: 1. Lemon juice- great source of Vitamin C and antioxidant. It improves the digestion and aids in detoxification 2. Apple Cider Vinegar - Aids in digestion and provides relief from constipation 3. Green Tea - It helps in aiding the metabolism, and also act as good source of antioxidant 4. Cayenne Pepper = Its constituent capsaicin helps in burning the fat You can opt for Ayurvedic weight reduction pills that are available in the market. Dr. Vaidya's do have a weight reduction pack that is free from side effects and is US FDA approved as well.
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10 Homeopathic Remedies To Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome!

Dr. Vaishali Rana 89% (743 ratings)
BHMS, Certified in Aesthetic Skin Treatments, Certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis
Homeopath, Mumbai
10 Homeopathic Remedies To Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome!

Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that is diagnosed on the basis of its symptoms. It is characterised by intense abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating and change in bowel habits. One of the primary symptoms of IBS is abdominal pain. It may also be accompanied with frequent diarrhoea or constipation. There might also be a feeling of partial or incomplete evacuation. The symptoms are sometimes relieved by the proper bowel movement. Other symptoms, in this case, include depression and anxiety. In rare cases, there is also a possibility of sexual dysfunction and a reduced libido.

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome–

The exact reason behind the occurrence of IBS is not known. It is a disruption of the brain-gut axis that is known to cause the problem. It is also caused due to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.

Triggering factors–

IBS is intensified or triggered by the following factors:

  1. Foods: Edibles like chocolate, milk and alcohol might lead to constipation or diarrhoea. One must also avoid carbonated beverages and some fruits and vegetables. These might lead to bloating and discomfort.

  2. Stress: The condition gets worse with any type of stress.

  3. Hormones: In women, the symptoms occur as a result of the hormones during menstrual periods.

  4. Complications: It is not associated with any fatal condition. But it can lead to diarrhoea and constipation and aggravate hemorrhoids.

Adverse Impacts of the Disease-

IBS has an adverse impact on your lifestyle. It will limit your ability to get social or carry out your daily professional activities. You will find it difficult to cope up with the symptoms while living away from your comfort zone or home. You will not have a good sex life. You will get depressed and may even feel suicidal in extreme cases.

Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome-

IBS is treated broadly by bringing in certain changes in the lifestyle. To begin with, you are advised to check your diet. Include fibre in your diet, if you are suffering from constipation. Also, avoid oily, spicy and hot food items. Besides, you are prescribed medicines such as stool softeners and laxatives and antispasmodic drugs and proton pump inhibitors.

Homeopathic medicines-IBS requires prolonged treatment. Homoeopathy works best to get you relief from the symptoms and cures it, from the roots. Here are certain homeopathic remedies that are helpful in treating the disorder.

  1. Argentum nitricum

  2. Asafoetida

  3. Colocynthis

  4. Lilium tigrinum

  5. Lycopodium

  6. Natrum carbonicum

  7. Nux vomica

  8. Podophyllum

  9. Sulphur

  10. Aloe

It has to be kept in mind that these are just basic remedies. There are over 150 Homeopathic medicines that can be used for treating IBS. Thus, consult a doctor for the best remedy for you as per the symptoms.  

Do's and Don'ts after a Hair Transplant Surgery!

Dr. Gayathri Devi 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Chennai
Do's and Don'ts after a Hair Transplant Surgery!

Male pattern baldness and other kinds of baldness can turn out to be a pesky affair that also eventually might have a bearing on your confidence level. A hair transplant is an excellent way of dealing with this issue. This method usually takes the hair follicles from the donor site and implants them on the scalp where male pattern balding has set in. While this is an effective and commonly used process, it also comes with minor scars and other issues. There are many things which you must take care of, after the procedure. Here are a few of those things.

  1. Scars: The procedure will leave you with a few scars as you wait for the hair to grow back from the replaced follicles. There may also be a little bit of swelling or inflammation at the site of the transplant which may cause irritation. Ask your surgeon for medication which will bring down the swelling. You must make sure that you do not touch or scratch the surface under any circumstances.
  2. Elevation: After the procedure, as mentioned before, there will be some amount of swelling. So, it is important to keep your head in an elevated position so as to ensure that there is no extra swelling in the head. For this, you may have to sleep with your head on two pillows so as to keep the head propped up. Also, you may want to sleep or relax in a reclining chair for a few days until the swelling subsides.
  3. Physical Activity: Sweating will make the scar and swelling even itchier. So it is imperative that you shy away from physical activities like workouts and running. Also, you may want to stay out of the sun, or even avoid a trip to the sauna for a few days as the exposure may lead to sweating.
  4. Hygiene: The area around the scar and your scalp in general must be kept clean. Use mild shampoos and medication to keep the numbness and irritation at bay so that the scars get enough time to recover.
  5. Food: In order to help the scar recover faster, you will need to avoid food that is too spicy as this usually has an adverse effect on the incisions and scars after any surgical procedure. These spices usually create a lot of heat and can cause further swelling, redness and other symptoms. Excessive alcohol consumption must also be avoided.

There are a number of things that you can take care of after a hair transplant procedure in order to recover faster and be comfortable until the hair growth starts. Talk to us in a private consultation for more information!

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I am facing dandruff problem in my hair. The dandruff seems to have in large quantity. Also, I am facing hair fall problem. Please give me remedies and suggestions to overcome with this.

Dr. M.K Shetty 81% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DVD, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bangalore
I am facing dandruff problem in my hair. The dandruff seems to have in large quantity. Also, I am facing hair fall pr...
Typically dandruff which is a fairly ubiquitous condition, is best managed with a shampoo contains either ketoconazole 2% and or Zinc pyrithione. The application frequency is generally twice a week. Hair loss which largely is not all on account of dandruff requires assessment and perhaps investigations.
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How to get rid of dandruff can any one suggest me what type of shampoo should I use tell a brand name or shampoo name.

Dr. M.K Shetty 81% (10 ratings)
MBBS, DVD, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bangalore
How to get rid of dandruff can any one suggest me what type of shampoo should I use tell a brand name or shampoo name.
Control as opposed to cure may be a more appropriate end point in the treatment of dandruff. Shampoos containing Ketoconazole, Zinc pyrithione and or Salicylic acid are generally recommended a few times a week and then less often once the condition improves.
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