Recently I visited a hair expert for hair loss. Doctor suggested to take Proanagen tablet. Am already taking fourts B multivitamin. Should I stop that and start using Proanagen? Also for how many days should I take that and would I expect some results in a months time?
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Treatment for excessive hairfall deepends on the cause. We need to check and find out the reason for hairloss by checking the area of hairloss and also blood tests for vitamin deficiency,thyroid problem,etc.
Taking multivitamins doesn't help if you don't have any vitamin deficiency. Taking excess vitamins which you don't need can cause vitamin toxicity. So I would not recommend any vitamin unless we check the blood for its deficiency. If you have any particular vitamin deficiency then we have to treat that based on severity of deficiency. Randomly taking multivitamins may not solve your problem. Once we figure out the exact cause of excessive hairfall, usually it takes 3-6 months to treat it.
Consult a qualified dermatologist or trichologist who will detect the root cause and help you with treatment accordingly.
Read about basic hair care in my article "Routine hair care is not rocket science" to know facts about conditioning,combing,shampooing and its role in hairfall.Hope the above information help you find the solution for your problem. Regards, Dr Jeetendra Khatuja ( MUMBAI)
Thanks for the query.
FPHL (Female pattern hair loss) is an increasing problem in today's society.
Hair care is a daily ritual shaped by age, gender and internal health.
The treatment typically consists of topical lotion (Minoxidil). Based on the cause of hair loss, certain specific medications can also be started. It also depends on the age of the patient and if planning for conception or not. Various issues need to be decided before initiating the treatment. The dosage and duration is decided by your dermatologist. Hair fall treatment needs proper assessment to find the cause and to address it specifically. A trichoscan and trichogram are objective methods of assessment and is highy recommended, though it is difficult to find a clinic which offers that. Hair fall treatments consist of arresting the hair fall and subsequently adding density and improving the texture and quality. 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.
Start on biotin supplements and food rich in iron content. Use a milder shampoo and consider frequent shampooing and conditioning.
You can consult me online for personal recommendations.
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