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Published At April 13, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 30-year-old male experiencing severe hair loss. I have observed progressive thinning of hair, notably in the frontal and crown regions. I am seeking advice on potential treatments or management strategies for this issue. Could you please guide me on available treatment options, their effectiveness, potential side effects, and associated risks?

Thank you.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

After reviewing the details you provided, I understand your concerns regarding hair thinning. Several factors can contribute to this issue, including genetic predisposition, hormonal changes, stress, dietary alterations, environmental shifts, vitamin deficiencies, recent illnesses such as chickenpox, dengue, or COVID-19, as well as surgeries.

Addressing hair thinning requires a comprehensive approach involving dietary adjustments, supplementation, topical treatments, and specific procedures:

1. Dietary modifications: Ensure a protein-rich diet by incorporating foods like egg whites, chicken breasts, quinoa, soya chunks, sprouted green beans, pulses, and seeds.

2. Supplements: Consider protein supplements like B protein powder mixed with skimmed milk. Additionally, vitamin D3, B12, multivitamins, and biotin supplements can support hair growth.

3. Topical medications: For mild thinning, hair serums such as hair lotions, anti-hair fall serums, and serums can be beneficial.

Minoxidil is recommended for severe thinning. It enhances blood circulation to hair follicles, strengthening roots and increasing density. Proper usage is essential to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

4. Procedures: PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections stimulate hair growth by leveraging growth factors from one's blood plasma. A series of six sessions, once a month, is typical.

Other treatments include TET (thread embedding therapy) and mesotherapy. While generally safe, these procedures have some contraindications and potential side effects like temporary pain or inflammation.

5. Hair transplant: This is a last resort option for severe hair loss. It is crucial to evaluate the viability of existing hair roots before considering this procedure. Note that specific medical conditions may make an individual unsuitable for a transplant.

Furthermore, stress management, regular sleep patterns, anti-dandruff treatments, and scalp massages can play pivotal roles in preventing further hair loss and maintaining scalp health.

Looking forward to your response in order to help you.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty
Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

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