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a way my hair can get a little thicker and longer?

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I have a very bad hair condition. My hair is very scanty and thin. Each of my hair strands is thin. I am a non vegetarian and I eat good amount of egg and fish. Wash my hair daily due to oil formation and faint smell. My hair is just a little longer from my shoulder and looks awful when I tie my hair or try out different hair style due to which I leave my hair loose all the time. My scalp can now be visible too. I trim my hair once in 3 months. Is there any way my hair get a little thicker and longer. I have tried out couple of remedies but proved unworthy. I am really worried about this. can you please give me some suggestions or prescribe any kind of pills or sort any remedies.

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replied February 23rd, 2012
Hair Loss, Hair Disorders Answer A31910
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The most probable cause of your hair issues could be due to PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disease).

The most common pattern of hair involvement in PCOD is male pattern baldness, thinning of hair and dandruff.

You may consult with your OBGYN for continued and proper treatment of your ovarian cysts.

In case, you had genetically thin hair by birth, you cannot increase the thickness of the hair, but a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of growth-promoting protein and iron can make a difference

Eating a healthy diet, (rich in vitamin E, B complex vitamins, and high protein content) will help you will grow stronger and healthier hair. Examples - seafoods like salmon, Chicken and turkey, Oysters, Eggs, Low-fat dairy products like skim milk and yogurt, Ground Flaxseed, Dark green leafy vegetables, Carrots, beans and legumes (kidney beans, lentils, etc), Nuts (walnuts, cashews, pecas, and almonds), Whole grain products (bread, fortified cereals, etc).

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