Effluvium is another word for hair loss. It describes the increased loss of hair, without hair growing again. It refers not necessarily to hair loss of the head, also other body hair can be affected as well.
Baldness or effluvium refers to excessive hair loss from scalp. Some people prefer to let it run as it is. Others are very concerned about it and choose medical and surgical procedure for it. Most people shed almost 100 hairs a day. But in huge density of hair this hair loss is insignificant. The most common cause of hair loss is either hormonal or genetic. This condition runs in families and hence can be one of the stigmata of bald families. Sometime, skin infections reach the scalp and cause hair loss. Often thyroid problem is also reported as a cause of hair loss.
Main symptom is the loss of hair itself, sometimes accompanied with itchiness or pain. Depending on the location of hair loss, it can cause an immense psychological burden. Other symptoms of the existing underlying disease can occur as well.
The therapy depends on the cause for the hair loss. Supplementation of deficiencies, testing and correction of hormones and treatment of infections are possible. If the hair loss is caused by chemo- or radiotherapy, it makes sense to shave off the hair at the beginning of the therapy and to get a hair replacement, rather than experiencing the loss of all hair.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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