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Hair Fall or loss of hair also termed as Alopecia, medically, is quite a common condition. Almost every person suffers from hair loss, some or other time in their life. It can be a source of immense psychological distress and emotional turbulence. Some of the most common types of hair loss are as follows:
- Male pattern baldness: A pattern of hair loss which is very common in males and may be hereditary. Excess of the male hormone can lead to this pattern of baldness. Male pattern hair loss starts as early as in twenties or thirties. Where in the hairline recedes and the volume may decrease. Usually, in male pattern baldness, hair loss starts first at the crown of head and at temples. It forms a horse-shoe shaped baldness. It is also called as Androgenic Alopecia.
- Female pattern baldness: Hair loss in females is more at the top of the head.
- Alopecia areata: A condition commonly seen in young people where large coin-shaped patches of baldness develop. Hair may regenerate in these areas. It is also seen in conditions like autoimmune diseases, diabetes, thyroid disorders.
- Alopecia totalis: Complete loss of hair on the scalp
- Alopecia universalis: Complete hair loss on full body.
- Scaring Alopecia: Due to damage to the hair follicle, there is hair loss which does not grow back.
- Anagen effluvium: Mostly due to cancer treatment, there is hair loss on scalp, body & face.
- Telogen effluvium: Widespread hair thinning may be due to many causes like hormonal imbalance, dieting, cancer, liver disease, stress, certain medications.
Hair fall is loss of hair due to a number of reasons. Hair fall can be limited to scalp or it can affect the entire body. Since most people associate hair fall with old age, poor self- image , it gets frustrating for both men and women. It can be a source of emotional, psychological and personal distress. Scalp full of dark thick hair is associated with beauty, youth, vigour. It gives you confidence and boosts your self esteem. Hair grows from hair follicle which is a part of skin. Hair follicle has other associated structure like small muscle called ‘arrector pili’, sebaceous glands (which secrete sebum) and apocrine sweat glands.
Phases of hair growth are:
- Anagen: It is the growing phase, where hair grows at an approximate speed of 1 cm a month.
- Catagen: It is the regressing phase. There is an arrest of active growth of hair follicle.
- Telogen: It is the resting phase. At this stage hair falls. Normally, up to hundred hairs may fall per day. 90% hair follicles are in anagen phase. It may take 3-4 months for a hair cycle to complete in case of scalp hair.
Loss of more than 100 - 150 hair a day can be clinically called hair loss and termed as 'telogen effluvium'. Disruption of this cycle causes loss of more hair than the number of hair growths. This causes thinning of hair. In males, most common Hair Fall is male pattern hair loss. The good news is that Homeopathy has an excellent success rate in the treatment of hair fall.
What happens during hair fall?
Following are symptoms of Hairfall:
- Thinning usually starts at top of the head and progress slowly
- Patches of hair fall can be circular but are usually coin shaped in different areas of scalp, beard, eyebrows
- Hair comes out easily on brushing, combing, washing
- Too many hairs on the pillow, bed sheet, comb
Symptoms associated with hair fall vary from case to case. That is why Homeopathy perfectly fits here because it treats the patient and not merely the disease. It follows constitutional approach.
What are the causes of hair fall?
- Genetics: Hairfall may run in families due to its genetic link.
- Fungal Infections: Infections such as tinea capitis can lead to it.
- Certain treatments: Cancer treatment like chemotherapy or radiotherapy can also lead to it, chemical treatment on hair (hair color, straightening & curling) Dandruff (Chemical treatment for the dandruff)
- Deficiencies: Iron deficiency can be another cause.
- Trauma sensations: Trauma caused by excess hair pull as in ponytails, violent hair brushing, heat styling, etc.
- Hormonal Imbalance: As seen in cases of hypothyroidism, PCOS, menopause, after pregnancy they can also lead to hair fall.
- Poor nutrition: Excessive dieting, less consumption of proteins and foods rich in vitamin E can be a cause.
- Stress: Stressful life events like loss of loved one.
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Ayurveda believes that the human body is made of 3 doshas - kapha, pitta, and vata. Most illnesses are a result of an imbalance between these three doshas and/or dominance of patterns and symptoms of one of the three doshas.
Melanin is the pigment that gives the skin its color; higher the pigment levels, darker the complexion. Hyperpigmentation is caused due to excessive melanin deposition, commonly in certain areas of the skin like the face leading to blemishes and dark spots. In fair complexioned people, this could be an aesthetic issue, affecting the personality of the individual.
The following are some common causes of hyperpigmentation:
- Overexposure to sunlight - Direct exposure to sunlight without the use of sunscreen.
- Environmental pollutants - Dust and other chemicals, especially in areas with high levels of pollution are more prone to hyperpigmentation.
- Cosmetic products - If they contain chemicals like silicone and hydroquinone, over a long period of time, can produce dark spots.
- Antibiotics and hormone treatments - As a side effect, some antibiotics and hormones used as oral contraceptive pills can produce spots.
- Viral infections like herpes - The scars from infections like herpes and chickenpox would take time to heal completely and can be a cosmetic issue.
Hormonal issues may cause hyperpigmentation and in that case, we need to supplement herbal tablets for better result and better skin health and glow.
Now, let us look at some simple, herbal ways to manage these:
- Natural exfoliation of skin - Wash the skin regularly with plain water before heading out and after returning. Aloe vera juice can be used as a cleanser and toner followed by applying vitamin E oil. Use the following natural face packs:
- Turmeric - Known for its skin lightening properties, turmeric can be mixed with milk or aloe vera pulp or ghee and applied on the skin. Alternately, plain turmeric can be rubbed on the skin once or twice a day to reduce blemishes.
- Lemon Juice - Application of plain lime juice is considered as an excellent way to reduce dark spots and blemishes.
- Sandalwood - Believed to have great benefits on the skin. Mixed with honey or milk or plain sandalwood as a paste is very beneficial to the skin.
- Tomato juice - Mixed with honey is also believed to be good for skin complexion.
- Water - Drinking lots of water keeps the skin hydrated and helps the skin keep pigmentation at bay. There would be a natural glow and elasticity of the skin, which is very visible.
In addition to these food substances, there are a lot of topical applications like oils (kumkumadi oil, nalpamaradi oil, eladi oil, and kanaka oil). The treatment should be holistic in that along with topical applications there should be overall reduced exposure to sun and sufficient water consumption to wash off toxins and dead skin cells. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!