Q. How to control severe hair fall due to dieting?

Answered by
Dr. Shanza Ikram
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 31, 2023

Hello doctor,

I have been suffering from severe hair fall. Earlier my hair was very thick and long, but now my scalp has started showing these changes due to dieting. What to do?

Please help.



Welcome to

I went through your query and understood your concern.

It is important to understand that hair fall once started may take up to six months to one year for recovery. So, I suggest you avoid stress and anxiety. I also suggest you take a multivitamin tablet for three to four months. Also, apply Minoxidil (vasodilator) 5 % on the area of hair loss twice daily. I suggest you take a protein-rich diet.

Kindly consult a specialist doctor, talk with them, and take medicines with their consult.

I hope this has helped you.

Thanks and regards.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
Is hair loss after leukemia treatment permanent?

.. the majority of people hair regrowth gradually starts to develop. Using 2 % Minoxidil spray can help further. You can consult a specialist doctor and start using the medication with their consent. But in a few people hair regrowth does not occur a...   Read full

Routine Hair Care and Common Hair Problems

.. fast-growing cells in the body, and the first step in hair care is the diet. This article will tell you about common hair problems and proper hair care .. ...   Read full

Does hair fall stop immediately with the use of Proscar?

I cannot tell if I am still losing hair or not ...  Does hair loss stop immediately once Proscar is used ... The only difference is that there will a typical pattern of ha...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Coronavirus Variant Arcturus: | Omicron XBB.1.16 Variant
Arcturus is an emerging variant of the Omicron virus that causes various symptoms and spreads rapidly across the world. ...  Read more»
Adrenaline Rush - Symptoms, Causes, Effects, and How to Control
Adrenaline is a hormone responsible for fight or flight response. It is also a neurotransmitter and medicine. It is also...  Read more»
Fatty Liver - Types, Symptoms, Stages, and Treatment
The liver is the largest gland in the body. Its primary function is to process the food and drinks we consume. and filte...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Dermatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.