Please tell me urgently where I can purchase the cold cap used to prevent hair loss in chemotherapy in India?
We don’t have time to purchase it from USA or Europe. So maybe somewhere in India or South East Asia where it would be available.
I heard it is quite effective with the chemo drug Taxol & wish to try it out with my friend.
Also, you can give me any idea about the gel which is used & how the cap is made, how it works & functions. So we may be able to create a similar cap here in India.
Thanks & Regards.
sam smith answers:
Your asking your question in the section for the United States so it is doubtful you will find anyone here who knows about things sold in India.
is it genetic or stress that causes hair loss?
im a regular 18 yr old kid (turning 19 in 2 weeks) and im experiencing hair loss last 8 months. Everyone on my dads side all lost their hair when they got older but i thought the hair issue came from the moms side? maybe i stressed out a little bit cuz of school and the family issue. anything i can do to prevent this?
my moms side is normal, no one loses their hair
sam smith answers:
Permanent hair loss is the result of genetic and hormonal factors. Hereditary baldness is the most common form. In fact, it is so common that many people think it is a normal part of the ageing process
Some causes of hair loss include:
1.Heredity – the effects of testosterone, the male sex hormone
2.Hormonal changes – such as thyroid disease, childbirth or use of the birth control pill
3.Alopecia areata – an autoimmune disorder
4.Medications – such as cancer chemotherapy or corticosteroids
5.Nervous habits – such as continual hair pulling or scalp rubbing
6.Rough handling – brushing too vigorously, tight rolling of hair curlers, over bleaching or the use of harsh dyes and chemicals
7.Burns or injuries
8.Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp)
9.Long-term illness, major surgery and high fever – may cause temporary hair loss.
What are the herbal remedies to reduce hair fall? How to get thick, voluminous hair?
I had lovely thick and silky hair. But of late, I have been loosing a lot of hair. The roots have become very weak. I want to know if there are any simple tips to reduce my hair fall. I would also like to know which is the best shampoo and best hair oil i can use to keep my hair strong, healthy and thick.
sam smith answers:
After I went through chemotherapy, I got a supplement of vitamins and herbs to help my hair grow faster. It really seemed to work. Its called Supreme Vital Hair, and here is its website: http://www.lifetimevitamins.com/consumer/supreme.htm . It is also important to find out what is causing your hair to fall. Are you under a lot of stress? Are you getting proper nutrition and vtamins? If you can get to the root of your problem, no pun intended :-), you can also prevent hair loss.
How can I prevent my hair from falling out?
My hair are falling out a lot. I need advice please.
sam smith answers:
Hair falling is mostly to do with diet, and many expert’s agree too.
Alopecia is the medical or technical name for hair loss. The loss of hair can occur on the scalp or on any part of the body that normally has hair, such as eyebrows or eyelashes. A certain amount of hair loss is normal. The average person normally sheds 50 to 100 hairs every day. The hair shed daily is not necessarily permanent hair loss. Most of the hair we shed grows back. All hairs have a life expectancy of three to six years. At any given time, some of our hair is growing, some is done growing and in the resting stage, and some is in the falling-out stage. Everyone sheds hair at about the same rate, but there are some people, through genetics, who have fewer new hairs that grow to replace those that shed. Pattern baldness or permanent hair loss is simply the result of genetic programming. Increased hair shedding, or temporary hair loss can be caused by a host of different reasons. Some of these reasons include poor nutrition and diet, genes, hormones, age, medications such as chemotherapy, radiation treatment, infections, stress, chemicals used for certain hairstyles, and rapid weight loss. Certain illnesses and diseases can also cause hair loss or hair shedding. Examples include anemia, low thyroid hormone levels, lupus, and sometimes cancer. In most of these cases, hair loss is not permanent.
Nutrition and Dietary Recommendations
Nutritional deficiencies can contribute to increased hair shedding by weakening hair shafts that cause breakage to the hair and slow regrowth. Hair problems that are caused by nutritional deficiencies can be corrected by a proper diet. Principal nutrients that are involved include vitamin A, certain B vitamins, the vitamin biotin, vitamin C, copper, iron, zinc, protein, and water.
Adequate intake of vitamin A is vital in helping to promote the growth and health of cells and tissues throughout the body, including the hair and scalp. Prolonged vitamin A deficiency can lead to hair loss and dandruff caused by the buildup of cellular debris in the hair follicles. The daily intake of vitamin A for adults is 5,000 IU (international units). The body actually gets vitamin A in two ways: from plant sources in the form of carotenoids, such as beta carotene, that convert to vitamin A in the body. These sources include red, yellow, and orange fruits and vegetables as well as some dark green leafy vegetables. The body also gets vitamin A from animal sources in the form of retinol. Good animal sources include:
other foods fortified with vitamin A
Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin B12
All three of these B vitamins are essential to the normal formation of red blood cells or the hemoglobin (iron-containing) portion of red blood cells. The primary function of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the body, including the hair. Healthy and strong hair is dependent on a constant supply of blood and oxygen. A deficiency of these B vitamins can cause reduced blood and oxygen supply to the hair, leading to increased hair shedding, damaged hair, and slow regrowth. The reference daily intake of vitamin B6 is 2.0 milligrams per day for the average adult. The best sources of vitamin B6 are protein-rich foods such as:
Whole grains, cereals, nuts, and legumes also contain reasonable amounts.
The reference daily intake of folic acid is 400 micrograms for the average adult. Sources of folic acid include:
some fortified cereals
Most enriched grain products, such as bread, flour, rice, macaroni, and noodles, must be fortified with folic acid.
The reference daily intake of vitamin Bl2 is 6.0 micrograms for the average adult. B12 is found mostly in animal foods such as:
other dairy foods
To continue reading the full article, please click here (because I can’t paste it all here and it’s long) http://www.healthology.com/hair-loss/article552.htm?pg=2
How to prevent hair fall for teens?
I’m 17, male . And my hair is falling too much.
1 month before I consulted a doctor and he gave me minoxidil tropical solution USP 5% which I pour 1ml 2 times a day with a tablet called finalo which is to be taken 1 time .
So what could be the reason of my hair fall.
sam smith answers:
Alopecia is loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss.
There are two main types of alopecia. When the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out, it’s called alopecia areata. Hair can fall out in patches all over the body. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is a kind of hair loss that’s inherited. Hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss.
About 60% of people with andro-genetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by androgenetic alopecia is permanent.
Signs and Symptoms:
Symptoms of alopecia may include:
Male pattern hair loss: Thinning or complete loss of hair at the hairline and top of the head.
Female diffuse hair loss: A gradual thinning of hair, especially on the top of the head. The hairline usually stays the same.
Alopecia areata: Broken hairs, or hairs easily removed; one or more round or oval bald patches.
What Causes It?
Causes may include:
Aging / Genetics / Illness / Some medications, such as chemotherapy / Malnutrition / Autoimmune disorder, in the case of alopecia areata
What to Expect at Your Provider’s Office:
Usually your doctor can diagnose andro-genetic alopecia by examining you and taking a medical history. If your health care provider suspects alopecia areata, the health care provider may order a fluorescent antinuclear antibody (FNA) test, which can help determine if there is a problem with your immune system.
Treatment depends on the type of alopecia you have. With many temporary forms of alopecia, hair will grow back without treatment. For people with alopecia areata, medications may help reduce hair loss. Some men with male pattern hair loss may consider surgery, such as hair transplants, scalp reduction, and strip or flap grafts.
Contact a qualified Homeopath for a proper remedy.
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