Preparing for Appointment

Consult with your family physician before pursuing treatment. Your doctor may recommend you to a dermatologist who is specialized to solve problems related to hair loss.

What you can do      

  • Provide your personal information including any major changes in recent times.
  • Prepare a list of your current medications or vitamins.
  • Maintain a record of hair loss patterns that includes the amount and the cause which is encouraging hair loss.
  • Being honest with yourself is very essential, and realize that your treatment can be effective only if you provide complete information to your doctor.

Write down questions to ask your doctor.

  • The above are some basic questions to ask your doctor:
  • What is the real cause for my hair loss?
  • Is there any specific treatment that will work for me?
  • What kinds of tests will u recommend?
  • What kind of diet regime should I follow or what you would suggest?
  • Should I change my hairstyle?
  • How long it will take for the medications to be effective?
  • What can I do to make my hair look fuller?
  • What will be the treatment cost?

What to expect from your doctor
your doctor is likely to ask you a number of questions. Being ready to answer them may reserve time to go over any points you want to spend more time on. Your doctor may ask:

  • When was your first encounter with your hair loss?
  • For how long you have been facing this problem?
  • Have you had a similar problem in the past?
  • Are there any past experiences of your family members having this hair loss?
  • Which kind of diet do you follow?
  • What kind of medications you have been following earlier?