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I am currently suffering from hair fall. I've tried protein shampoos, scalp solutions and even eating healthier but it does not seem to work. ?

I am currently suffering from hair fall. I've tried protein shampoos, scalp solutions and even eating healthier but it does not seem to work. ?

Depends on cause...: One's primary care doctor can check for medical causes. If none are found, then one can see a dermatologist, especially one specializing in hair restoration (some treatments: minoxidil, etc, ...). Medical causes may include: hormonal problems (low thyroid), seborrhea, alopecia areata, stressful illness. Other causes: genetic male/female pattern baldness, telogen effluvium. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more


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Will soy protein in my hair shampoo lower my testosterone level?

Will soy protein in my hair shampoo lower my testosterone level?

I don't think so: It is highly unlikely the soy protein will be absorbed through your scalp, make its way into your bloodstream while avoiding metabolism, find your gonads {ovary or testis} and somehow down-regulate their testosterone secretion. Aging has a much more profound effect upon your hormonal balance. A morning blood test will determine your hormone levels. ...Read more

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What can be done to control dry hair & thinning of hair? Pls suggest shampoo or products. Can protein diet or other related healthy diet be helpful?

What can be done to control dry hair & thinning of hair? Pls suggest shampoo or products. Can protein diet or other related healthy diet be helpful?

Priaplex: Priaplex is a combination of chinese herbs. A number of my patients have noted dramatic thickening and apparent "regrowth." the website is www.Priaplex.Com. It''s expensive, but seems to work. My patients have re-ordered it despite the cost. I have no financial involvement with this company. ...Read more

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Whats a complete protein?

All essential aminos: Some Amino Acids can't be made from others in your body, and a complete protein is one you can live on -- it has plenty of each of these. It's important for vegetarians to mix proteins to get enough of each amino acid; i respect vegetarianism if taken for moral reasons but it makes safe eating more complicated. ...Read more

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Is 9.4 reactive protein high?

Is 9.4 reactive protein high?

Yes: I would consider it high, but it really depends on what your lab's reference range is. If your doctor says it's high, then ask how to get it down. ...Read more

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How much protein is too much?

No consensus but...: It is probably more common for people to get too much protein rather than not enough, but there is no consensus as to what constitutes too much. 30-60 grams of protein is enough for most people but many americans get 100-160 grams a day. Too much protein increases risk of osteoporois and other problems- see http://www.Drmcdougall.Com/misc/2004nl/040100puproteinoverload.Htm. ...Read more

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Is having too much protein bad?

Only if....: You have kidney or liver disease! athletes can safely ingest up to 0.9 gram per lb of body weight! ...Read more

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Whats a good way to build protein?

Eat more & exercise: Food is made up of carbodydrate (4 calories per gram), protein (also 4), and fats (9 cal/gm). Typical diet may have 15-20% of calories in proteins (15-20% fat). Suggest increasing protein to about 30-35% of diet. Drink a lot of water, seltzer with lemon etc (if 160 lbs, drink about 70 ounces -really). Then, exercise (brisk walk for 30 minutes, light weights) to convert fat to protein in muscle. ...Read more

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Could protein powders really work?

Could protein powders really work?

They can...: But you must work out intensely, and you can use the protein powder to increase your protein up to 2g per 2.2 lbs of body weight! not for people with kidney disease or liver disease! more than the above mentioned protein intake provides no additional benefits! ...Read more

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Foods with high protein for athletes?

Whey Protein: Whey protein powder is freely available for athletes. Lean protein such as chicken, turkey, and fish are all good sources of protein. Eggs in particular are good - especially egg whites. If you are vegetarian, most green vegetables, and beans, grains etc contain all the essential amino acids, and are actually more bioavailable than Amino Acids from animal proteins. ...Read more

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Which are the foods with high protein?

Which are the foods with high protein?

Lean proteins.: Focus on fish, pork, turkey, egg whites and protein - the real thing, not cold cuts or canned meats. And grill or bake or broil - no frying. If you don't eat meat, beans and soy are great but you need to learn how to combine them to make complete proteins for proper absorption. ...Read more

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What are examples of incomplete proteins?

Incomplete Proteins: Nuts & seeds Legumes Grains Vegetables

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What are foods that contain lots of protein?

What are foods that contain lots of protein?

Protein sources.: Fish, egg whites, chicken, turkey, pork and milk are good, lean sources of healthy protein. Choose skim or 1% milk to keep it leaner. Red meat is a good source, technically, but also contains a lot of unhealthy fat so should be limited. And prepare your protein in a healthy way - grill, bake, broil. Don't fry or sauté. ...Read more

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What protein causes activation of integrins?

What protein causes activation of integrins?

Very complex!: In cells, the priming is accomplished by a protein talin, which binds to the ? tail of the integrin dimer and changes its conformation to its active confirmation! ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods are high in protein?

Many.: Meat-beef, pork, chicken, tukey. Fish: all. Milk and cheese. Nuts. Tofu (soy protein ). Beans and lentils. Greens-spinich, mustard, kale, turnip, dandelion. These a few. Also oysters, shrimp, etc....... ...Read more

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What is the danger if you have protein plus 3?

What is the danger if you have protein plus 3?

Assuming urine: 3+ protein means you are leaking a substantial amount of protein in the urine; this is often an ominous sign, as worsening proteinuria often proceeds to renal dysfunction and failure. Follow up with your doctor. ...Read more