Q. Kindly explain the treatment for hair loss and irregular periods.

Answered by
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 17, 2019

Hi doctor,

I want to ask a question about my hair loss.

I am a teenager and I have a problem with my hormone since last years which means my period stops entirely for six months because of my poor diet. Everything went well after I stopped the restrictive diet. A week later my appetite increases drastically. I crave sugar and carbs and notice that I have gained a pound. I binging nonstop. I honestly became bulimic myself.

Then I notice a severe hair loss that my hair can be pulled out so easily. I grew panic when I saw a bald spot. So I bought a product named Audace hair reactive and hairfall control tonic. I actually was very curious about this product because of some bad reviews. I just got my period back earlier after taking a medicine. Is it safe to use this tonic and what should I do to stop my hair from falling out?



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1. Your condition is known as telogen effluvium in which large amount of hair falls after body being in sudden stress due to surgery, any illness, street or crash dieting as in your case.

2. In telogen effluvium hair loss may continue for a few weeks to up to six months.

3. The good thing is that all hair regrow once you remove the precipitating factors in your case dietary improvement and when hair fall stops subsequently.

4. These serums will not harm you if not help. The only thing you need right now is good protein rich diet and fruits and vegetables and milk. Eat well basically.

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