I am experiencing severe hairfall since the last month or two. I earlier had very dense and voluminous hair but was recently told by some friends that my scalp was easily visible. Also, I can see that my hair have thinned down. I want to get this diagnosed as soon as possible. The thing is that I have needle phobia and hence want to know whether a blood test would be necessarily required to diagnose the cause of such hairfall.
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Thanks for the query. MPB is an increasing problem in today's society. Hair care is a daily ritual shaped by age, gender, socioeconomic status and internal health. It's good to have few blood tests to understand and monitor treatment. The treatment typically consists of usage of oral medication (Finasteride) and topical lotion (Minoxidil ). The dosage and duration is decided by your dermatologist. You need to be patient with the treatment protocol as it takes months to see initial improvement. Certain dermatologists supplement biotin, hair serum and advice procedures like PRP therapy which may accelerate the rate of hair growth. PRP needs multiple sessions roughly at 6 weeks intervals. PRP therapy is increasingly being accepted by dermatologists all over the world. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results. Best wishes Dr MK Agarwala
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