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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