Posts Tagged ‘Hair Loss’

Dermatology Q&A: Vitamin supplements help reduce hairfall

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD (dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic. She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West. She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.

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I am Usha, aged 24 suffering from Skin discoloration on upper lip and jaws and I have very dark under eye circles. My Face looks like I have moustache and beard. Its very embarrassing. I am applying Potato every night since 2 1/2 months but still no result. Please suggest why am unable to get rid of this Pigmentation. Is this due to hormonal balance? I take every protection when I go out. I wear sunglasses and protect my face with a scarf but I donno why this Pigmentation still exists (totally Black)


Apply and consume Aloe vera for good skin: Dr. Goyal

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Dr Nilesh N Goyal is a Consultant Cosmetic Dermatologist and Hair Specialist at Bombay Hospital, Lilavati Hospital & Juvenis clinic (Mumbai). He was the first Indian to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

He offers Lipobodysculpting with this safe and highly effective technique and Hair Transplantation from his clinic. He was awarded the MRCP UK from the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Dr. Goyal answered Sify readers’ queries related to the above in an exclusive chat. Read the transcript below.

What is the Remedy for black mark on the face or chins ?? please advise
USe a good sunscreen regularly and see a dermatologist to ascertain the cause of your pigmentation. Treatments can include depigmenting creams, lasers and chemical peels.


How wrong hair style can leave you bald!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

A new study has found that the way you style your hair, along with the styling tools you use, can cause significant hair damage.

This damage can cause your hair to look brittle, frizzy and lackluster or even fall out.

The good news is that you can prevent damage by following tips from dermatologists.

“Hair myths, such as brushing your hair one hundred strokes each day, can cause split ends,” board-certified dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani, MD, FAAD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco, said.

“Having healthy hair is possible if you know how to care for your hair before and after styling,” the dermatologist said.

To prevent hair damage and hair loss, Dr. Mirmirani recommends people follow these simple tips:


Good balanced diet must for glowing skin: Dr. Shefali Trasi

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD ( dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic. She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West. She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.Here are excerpts from her exclusive interview with Sify.

Why do some kids get more acne than others ?

Various factors play an important role in exaggerating acne. Some of them are- hereditary factors, hormonal imbalance, stress, smoking and rarely dietary factors. When the patient’s parents had pimples in their youth then there is a high chance that their kids also suffer from the same problem. Young girls with hormonal imbalance like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) also get severe acne. Stress of studies and peer pressure of collegues can lead to more acne. Diet containing junk, oily food and milk- milk products can lead to increased acne.


Hair extensions causing young women to lose hair

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Increasing use of hair extensions among young women is leading to hair loss at an earlier age, according to UK’s biggest provider of cosmetic surgery.

The pull from hair extensions can lead to ‘alopecia traction,’ which causes the hair to eventually fall out as it has undergone increased tension, according to experts at cosmetic specialist company Transform.

The company also noted that more women are losing than ever and at a younger age, the Daily Express reported.

It revealed that it has had a 41 per cent increase in female hair loss enquiries in the past year, and a 24 per cent increase in female hair transplants.

The average age of female hair loss patients is down from 51 years in 2010 to 34 years in 2013, it added.

According to Transform hair surgeon Mabroor Bhatty, hair loss and its treatment is now becoming less taboo and he asserted that those who are bold enough to speak out about it should be commended.


Ten reasons why crash dieting is unhealthy

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Don’t go bananas: Lose weight the healthy way!

Crash dieting has side effects

Crash dieting may appear to be an effective way to lose weight in a jiffy, but it is certainly not as far as your health is concerned. Crash diets cause a great deal of harm to the body and mind. They are harmful and lack in nutrition, and are no good for you.

No crash diets, here’s why!

1. Re-bound weight gain: With crash dieting, the body conserves the little energy that it gets and the metabolism slows down. The dieter hits a plateau and loses motivation to do more and starts eating again, and the weight gain this time around is likely to be higher as a result of an already slow metabolism.


Effects of stress on the body

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

From tension headaches, ulcers to blood pressure and diabetes, stress effects your body in numerous ways. So it’s time you took action!

Stress – what it does to your body!

Stress is stressful not just for our minds but also for our bodies. We know some of the problems stress can accelerate, but it’s important to be aware of all of them. So here’s a comprehensive list of all the possible negative effects stress can have on us – phew! Brace yourself, the list runs long.

  • Bad for your immunity. Stress decreases your immunity and makes you prone to infections. When you are stressed out, your immune system becomes weak and hence you are prone to picking up an infection, which may not happen when your resistance is good. Common colds, the flu and even the progression from HIV positive to full-blown AIDS can be blamed on stress.
  • Makes you tired. Stress can make you fatigued and you may complain of various muscle pains. This is basically the body’s way of making you sit up and take notice. Your body is telling you to stop; pain is the language the body uses to get your attention to its sad state and clear up the mess.
  • Stress and ulcers. Ulcers in the oesophagus and stomach can be caused or exacerbated due to stress. This is because stress causes the release of hydrochloric acid from the stomach, which contributes to acidity and in the long run may cause peptic ulcers to form.
  • Stress headaches. Stress causes blood vessels in the head region to constrict and thereby leads to headaches. The most common type is the ‘tension headache‘ but stress can even trigger a migraine in those susceptible to it.
  • Lead to chronic illnesses. Chronic illnesses, like asthma, which causes narrowing of the air passages in the lungs and some skin conditions like eczema (extremely dry skin associated with itching) have been linked to stress.
  • Hormone imbalances. Stress affects the hormones in the body and a common effect is hyperthyroidism. In this condition the thyroid gland produces excess thyroid hormones, which lead to symptoms like palpitations, tremors and insomnia.
  • The rise of lifestyle diseases. Lifestyle diseases like obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypertension are all related to stress. To deal with stress you may reach out for unhealthy and high-calorie foods, which leads to obesity; stress affects insulin production by the pancreas which in turn controls blood sugar; and stress causes the blood pressure to go higher thus causing uncontrolled hypertension.
  • Bad for your sex life. A stressful lifestyle is definitely to blame for lack of desire for sex, erection problems and low sperm count, which may lead to infertility in the long run.
  • Not good for the heart. Stress may directly or indirectly contribute to heart ailments. Direct stress may be a cause for heart attacks while indirectly stress may cause heart failure and arrhythmias (irregular heart beats).
  • It even affects arthritis. Stress also plays a role in arthritis. Most people having arthritis will remember a stressful event that brought the ailment on or a stressful event at the time they were diagnosed.
  • Mouth sores. Stress is blamed for poor oral hygiene which in turn may cause dental plaque formation and gum disease. Mouth sores may also result from undue stress.
  • Stress and hair loss. Hair loss increases during stressful times. Male pattern balding or alopecia areata, as well as telogen effluvium — where multiple hair cells enter the resting phase and cause significant hair loss are both associated with stress.
  • Bad for your stomach. A stomach ache which comes on and off and interferes with the daily functioning of one’s life can be pinpointed to stress.
  • Keep you up at nights. Stress interferes with normal sleep patterns and may keep you tossing and turning in bed.  You may be unable to go to bed or may wake up earlier than normal because of the stress.
  • Stress and poor breathing. Stress hampers your breathing and, therefore, the amount of oxygen entering your body. Lack of oxygen to the brain leads to inability to concentrate and focus on mental tasks and productivity at work may suffer.


Ayurveda Q&A: How to treat hair fall and dry scalp

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director, Dr Gowthaman’s Ayurveda Panchakarma Center, Chennai, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.

This week’s answers:

I am 33 yrs old and underwent ayurvedic detox 2 months back. When I started detox I weighed 95 kgs but after completion of 60 days program, my weight reduced to 85 kgs and since then it is steady on this. I now do yoga everyday, eat home cooked food which is a mix of fruits, cereals, rice, rotis, sabzi, dal and in non-veg – eggs, fish, chicken. I am hypothyrodic and have PCOD as well. I was told that my liver is weak and so I now feel that inspite of following a healthy regime, I do not seem to be loosing weight. I need your guidance to make my lifestyle further healthier and how can I get my liver to work effectively and how can I effectively loose cholestrol.


Top hair care tips with ayurveda

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Today, people are aware of the deadly side effects of allopathic drugs, and are turning towards Ayurveda. Ayurveda not only provides long term solutions but also prevents recurrence of the disease. Here, we focus on the Ayurvedic treatment of hair problems.

Hair is a filamentous outgrowth of protein, found only on mammals. The average human head has about 100,000 hair follicles. Everyday, we lose around 70-100 hairs and new hair replaces the old. Any disturbance in this gives rise to baldness.

Hair loss is the most common problem of today`s youth. Faulty eating habits, stress, lack of sleep, overuse of chemicals, etc, are to be blamed.

Diet and lifestyle are two major factors that influence the health of hair. Poor diet, illness and deficiencies of any particular vitamin and mineral affect the quality of hair and problems like dandruff, thinning hair, balding, premature graying, etc, spoil the hair.


5 tips to prevent hair fall

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Hair loss can occur due to known and unknown reasons.

In some cases, it is possible to do something about hair loss. If you’re plagued by hair loss and cannot attribute any reason to it, check to see that these things are not done.

1) Tying hair tightly for prolonged periods.
2) Wearing helmets, tight caps or turbans for long periods.
3) Using strong chemicals on your hair.
4) Dieting or eating poor diet.
5) Bacterial or fungal infections of the scalp can also cause loss of hair. However, these can be cured easily with the use of medicines or medicated shampoos.

Source: Ayurhelp

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