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Dr Karthiyayini Mahadevan has been practising for 30 years.
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A graduate from Madurai Medical College, she has DNB training in paediatrics and a postgraduate degree in developmental neurology.
She has trained in Tai chi, eurythmy, Bothmer gymnastics, spacial dynamics and yoga.
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Asked by Anonymous - Apr 04, 2024Hindi
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I am aged 47 but my looks gives feeling to other ad my age is above 60, slowly my hairs on head also vanishing and am already 25% bald. How can I return back to my normal self.

Ans: If there is a family history of early baldness, then not much one can do to prevent this. One can always follow certain lifestyle changes which combats accelerated ageing. Dietary discipline plays a very important role. Clinical research reveals that fasting in periodic intervals help slowing this ageing process. So achieve this, considering your age, Eat just two meals. Brunch around 10.30 /11 am followed by dinner by 6.pm.Physical exercise also plays a vital role in improving your muscle tone and circulation
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