Are you scared to see your pillow in the morning when you wake up? Is it shouting 'baldness' at you? Don't worry! There is a solution for your problem.
While we shed some hair every day, uncontrolled shedding is called hair fall. It may result from many factors including hormonal changes like thyroid disorders, emotional or physical stress, nutritional deficiencies or serious illness. According to Dr. S.P.S. Bakshi, CMD, Bakson Group, the fundamental cause of baldness/hairfall is allergy. It is often wrongly assumed that the cause of hairfall is external, instead, it is internal inflammation which is to be blamed.
Genetic baldness is caused by the inability of our bodies to produce new hair (Endogenic Allergy) and not by excessive hair loss.
The most common form of baldness is a progressive hair thinning condition called Androgenetic Alopecia or ‘male pattern baldness’ which involves receding hairline and thinning around the crown with eventual bald spots.
Women also develop a pattern of hair loss due to genetic factors, age and male hormones that tend to increase in women after menopause. Female pattern baldness involves a thinning throughout the scalp while the frontal hairline generally remains intact.
Hair loss related to stress or illness is temporary. Certain infections, especially fungal can precipitate hair loss. Some medicines like blood thinners, medicines used for gout, chemotherapy to treat cancer and anti-depressants can also lead to hair loss.
Besides, Dr Bakshi says that, improper care of hair too can result in its loss.
Pigtails, cornrows or using tight hair rollers can cause a type of hair loss called traction alopecia. If the pulling is stopped before scarring of the scalp develops, hair will grow back normally.
However, scarring can cause permanent hair loss. Hot oil hair treatments or chemicals used in permanents and hair colour products may cause inflammation of the hair follicle, which can again result in scarring and hair loss.
With hair loss becoming a major concern not only for cosmetic reasons but also the fact that there are less chances of regrowth, we have to be careful about treating it and not be misled by attractive products available commercially.
Unfortunately, this problem can only be controlled and not cured completely. Homoeopathy, however, is one of the only systems that can help you by working from within on restoring the strength and balance of your immune function. Some of the commonly used homoeopathic medicines are:
40 – 45 drops mixed with oil on alternate days which should be taken con with internal and external application. All medicines are to be taken under the supervision of a Registered Homoeopathic Medical Practitioner only.
All medicines are to be taken under the guidance of a Registered Homoeopathic Medical Practitioner.