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Alopecia Universalis - Causes, Symptoms & Ayurvedic Treatment Of It!

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Dr. Rohit Shah 89% (430 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) And Naturopath (ND)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Surat  •  33 years experience
Alopecia Universalis - Causes, Symptoms & Ayurvedic Treatment Of It!

Alopecia Universalis is a kind of condition, which gets characterized by the complete loss of hair on the scalp as well as on the body. It is basically an advanced version of alopecia areata, a condition which causes some round patches of hair loss. It differs from local Alopecia Areata, which leads to the emergence of patches of hair loss and Alopecia Totalis, which results in complete hair loss only on the scalp.

Symptoms of Alopecia Universalis

If any individual starts to lose hair on his/her head as well as other body parts then it is a key sign of AU. The symptoms include loss of:

  • Body Hair
  • Scalp Hair
  • Eyebrows
  • Eyelashes

Hair loss can also be noticed on the pubic area along with the inner portion of the nose. People may not come across other symptoms, though there might be instances when they might have itchiness or a burning sensation in the areas that get affected.

Causes behind Alopecia Universalis

Alopecia Universalis, which is an advanced form of Alopecia Areata, is basically an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease tends to develop when the immune system makes a mistake of considering healthy cells for foreign substances. Usually, the immune system acts as a defence for our bodies against foreign substances like bacteria and viruses. If anyone has Alopecia Universalis, then basically, it is the immune system that attacks the hair follicles by mistake. The follicles tend to become really small and thus stop producing hair, resulting in hair loss.

So the causes behind this condition among people are:

  • Ones having a family history of other diseases that are of autoimmune nature like type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Environmental factors also contribute to the development of this condition.

Treatment of Alopecia Universalis through Ayurveda

Ayurveda is primarily based on the principle that the universe comprises five elements like Air, Fire, Water, Earth and Ether. These elements get represented in human beings by three doshas:

  • Vata Dosha
  • Pitta Dosha
  • Kapha Dosha

When either of these doshas tends to get accumulated in the body beyond the ideal limit, the body loses its balance. Each and every individual has a typical balance and our health and well-being depend upon getting the exact balance of the three doshas. The Ayurvedic Natural treatment for this condition of Alopecia Universalis contains:

  • Natural Oils
  • Natural Powders
  • Natural Paste

The treatment does not involve any kind of oral pills. Products get prepared as per the history provided by the patients and gets prepared under the strict rules and regulations formulated by Ayurveda. The applications are extremely convenient, hence, they can be used at home. Products are applied at night and get washed off in the morning. The products do not contain any kind of artificial fragrance.

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