Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose 50-100 hairs daily which are usually replaced automatically by new hair growth. If the hair feels less dense or one can see bald patches developing then the hair loss is excessive. When hair loss occurs suddenly, a doctor should be consulted for further investigation and treatment.
Hair loss generally refers to excessive loss of head hair. Hair loss can affect either the scalp or the entire body. It may be the hereditary, due to certain medications or due to an underlying medical condition. Hair loss is not particularly gender or age specific.
There are many reasons for hair loss. When hair loss begins suddenly, it may be caused by an illness, diet or certain medications. If hair loss is gradual one may have heredity hair loss. Some specific causes of hair loss are: 1) hormonal factors: a hereditary condition called male or female pattern baldness, 2) medical conditions such as thyroid problems, alopecia areata (an auto immune sickness), scalp infections, 3) medications such as chemotherapy or 4) a physical or emotional shock.
Treatments for hair loss depend on the cause. Generally speaking, an early treatment before substantial loss of hair occurs is best. Treatment includes hair growth stimulants, which contain certain hormones. Often these only help a little bit. When necessary, surgical hair transplantation is an option to offer a permanent solution. Otherwise patient may conceal the hair loss with a wig or learn to live with it. It is important to find out whether any underlying disease has caused hair loss and treat the disease first.
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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