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Say Bye To Baldness

Dr. Nishant Chhajer 91% (596 ratings)
M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Noida
Say Bye To Baldness

In present time hair loss and baldness is very prevalent. 
Three measures:
1) Hair treatment 

2) PRP and mesotherapy
3) Hair transplant 

Correct intervention at appropriate time is crucial. Contact an expert be younge again, it's treatable with high success rate.

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Baldness

Dr. Santosh Rayabagi 95% (1300 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Udupi
Ayurvedic Treatment for Baldness

Ayurveda, translated into science of life and longevity, has been practiced in India for more than 5000 years old and has gained worldwide popularity. It uses noninvasive and natural methods and produces minimal side effects and therefore is being widely accepted.

Ayurveda believes that the body is made of pitta, vata, and kapha doshas. Any disease is the result of imbalance between these or predominance of one over the others. Hair loss or alopecia is believed to be imbalance in the pitta dosha. This leads to slower hair growth, weak hair, and greater hair fall rate.

Something that affects image and self - esteem, many would like to cure or at least halt baldness. There are various treatment options that have a dual effect on baldness - reduce hair fall and promote hair growth, thereby providing a holistic treatment for baldness.

  1. Bhringraj Oil (Eclipta elba): It is used since centuries and promotes the normal hair growth cycle in an accelerated way.  It activates a large number of hair follicles and therefore, regular application is believed to help prevent alopecia (baldness).
  2. Amla (Phyllanthus emblica): While baldness has many reasons, dandruff is one of the most important and common causes. Amla is added to many hair oil formulations because of its proven effect to reduce dandruff. It acts on the fungi that thrive on the scalp and reduces inflammation of the scalp.
  3. Shikakai (Acacia concinna): Another very popular herb is the Shikakai. Used as a hair cleansing agent by many people, it is devoid of the chemical effect that shampoos carry. The pods are proven to prevent dandruff and promote hair growth. 
  4. Tectona grandis: Another active ingredient of Ayurvedic formulations, the seeds of Tectona promote growth and development of hair follicles. Large number of follicles are activated, thereby producing thicker, fuller hair. 
  5. Cuscuta reflexa: Another reason for baldness is hormonal imbalance, especially in males. Abnormalities with androgen, the male hormone, can trigger abnormal hair loss. Adding Cuscuta has been proven to reverse baldness by promoting a better anagen/telogen ratio, where hair follicle maturation happens.  In baldness cases, maturation happens only in about 20% of the follicles. Cuscuta activates the follicles and increases follicular density.  It also manages the hormonal imbalance by preventing conversion of testosterone into a variant called dihydrotestosterone that is believed to cause the damage.

While these and various other substances are believed to reduce baldness and promote hair growth, it is always important to remember that each body will respond differently to these substances. Thorough physical examination and a detailed history should be done before starting any of these products.

Related Tip: "All About Male Pattern Baldness"

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Homeopathy Treatment For Male Pattern Baldness!

Dr. Preeti Jaiswal 93% (372 ratings)
BHMS, Diploma In Nutrition & Diet Planning , ICR, M.D. Alternative Medicine
Homeopath, Thane
Homeopathy Treatment For Male Pattern Baldness!

Homeopathy treatment for male pattern baldness

Homeopathic treatment has good scope and can help regrowth of hair. Homeopathic medicines stimulate the hair roots to promote regrowth. The medicines used in homeopathy to help hair regrowth are all of natural origin and therefore, safe for all age groups. The main advantage for homeopathic medicines for hair regrowth is the painless treatment & absence side effects.

Homeopathic medicines known to give very good results in cases of hair losshomeopathic remedies for all types of hair loss provide an excellent treatment for it. They are successful as it helps the hair in growing back in few months.


A customized homeopathic treatment known to completely reduced hair loss.

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patients whole body, and his pathological condition. According to researches,
Homeopathic remedies for hair loss & alopecia aerata affect our body by optimizing our immune system.

Thus, homoeopathy can provide an effective and safe solution to this problem. The homeopathic medicines selected after a full individualizing examination and case-analysis,
Which includes the medical history of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc.

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Treatment for Male or Female Pattern Baldness

Dr. Sandesh Gupta 93% (5137 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Treatment for Male or Female Pattern Baldness

One of the major problems with hair, especially as you age is the thinning of hair, which exposes the scalp, although it is regularly seen in younger people as well. The surprising thing is that baldness, which is primarily associated with men, can affect women as well.

Male pattern baldness
Male pattern baldness tends to occur in the form of receding hairline that can be accompanied by loss of hair on the top of the head as well as the back. Some of the reasons for male patterns baldness are:

  • Genetic factors such as baldness among the male members within the family
  • Androgen hormonal issues
  • Surgery or major illness which may trigger hormonal changes

Male pattern baldness doesn't only affect men and is known to affect women as well. It is just a type of pattern, which is prevalent more among men although women with high levels of androgen are also known to suffer from it.

Female pattern baldness
The female pattern of baldness is quite different from male pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness primarily spreads from the parting of the hair and then follows a widening pattern. It is not as severe as male pattern baldness where patches may start growing or bald spots may develop. However, the area around the crown may start showing the scalp due to severe thinning. Some of the causes for this could be age, especially in women after 40, hormonal imbalances within the body and some of the similar issues with male pattern baldness as mentioned above.

Treatment
The treatment for male and female pattern baldness tends to be similar in many cases, although certain specific treatments may be administered in other cases. Some of the common treatments include:

1. Minoxidil solution of varying strengths
2. Hair replacement or transplant in certain cases
3. Spray or inked Cosmetics to cover up hair loss
4. Oral medications to kick start hair growth
5. Hair pieces and other appendages to hide bald spots etc.

With female pattern baldness, depending on the underlying factor, hormonal treatments may be required to resolve the problems. Once the underlying problem is resolved, topical and oral medicines can then help in hair re-growth.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Male Pattern Baldness - Causes And Treatment

Dr. Rasya Dixit 93% (181 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Male Pattern Baldness - Causes And Treatment

Male pattern baldness is hair loss due to underlying susceptibility of hair follicles to shrink owing to the influence of androgens. It is the most common cause of baldness in men. Typically, hair loss occurs at the vertex and the temples for men, whereas women usually lose hair all over their scalps.

Causes

  1. Male pattern baldness is related to your genes and male sex hormones. It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown, and is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
  2. Generally, baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time, resulting in shorter and finer hair. Eventually, the follicles do not grow new hair. The follicles remain alive, which suggests that it is still possible to grow new hair.
  3. The typical pattern of male baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually moves backward (recedes) and forms an" m" shape. Eventually the hair becomes finer, shorter, and thinner, and creates a u-shaped (or horseshoe) pattern of hair around the sides of the head.

Treatments

The cheapest way is to hide it by wearing a wig. Medicines that treat male pattern baldness include:

  1. Minoxidil (rogaine) - It is a solution that is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. It slows hair loss for many men, and some men grow new hair. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  2. Finasteride (propecia, proscar) - It is a pill that interferes with the production of a highly active form of testosterone that is linked to baldness. It slows hair loss. It works slightly better than minoxidil. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine.
  3. Dutasteride is similar to finasteride, but may be more effective.
  4. Hair transplant - This process consists of removing tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is continuing to grow and placing them in areas that are balding. This can cause minor scarring and possibly, infection. The procedure requires multiple sessions. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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Baldness (Alopecia Areata) and its Ayurvedic Treatment

Dr. Ritesh Chawla 88% (1122 ratings)
B.A.M.S, M.D In Ayurvedic Medicine
Ayurveda, Amritsar
Baldness (Alopecia Areata) and its Ayurvedic Treatment

Alopecia areata is stated as a baldness disorder where there is hair loss due to a mistaken attack of the immune system on the hair follicles (the region where hair growth starts). The damage which the hair follicles face is not permanent. However, the reason why the immune system attacks the hair follicles is still unknown. Although this problem is commonly seen in people below the age of 20, it may also be found in adults and children belonging to any age group. Men and women equally fall victim to this disorder.

Causes of Alopecia Areata-

It's yet not perfectly understood what causes alopecia areata. For some reason, follicles stop producing visible hair, resulting in smooth bald patches that can appear overnight. Researchers are trying to determine what triggers the disease, and whether it's from within the body or from environmental factors. There are no diagnostic tests available which can predict the onset and behavior of alopecia areata.

However, there may be some hereditary factors which play a role in hair loss, in about 20% of cases people with alopecia areata have a family member who are also affected. Below area few common factors which are known as a trigger for Alopecia areata.

  • Genetic tendencies

  • Environmental triggers

  • Medicines

  • Long illness

  • Exposure to chemicals

  • Nutritional deficiency

  • Thyroid dysfunction

  • Extreme Stress

  • Vaccines

  • Local skin disease

  • Pregnancy

Ayurveda Management-

Increased hair fall in ayurveda is termed as khalitya and is classified under shiroroga.

Romakupagata / keshamulagata vitiated pitta (bhrajaka pitta) along with vitiated vata leads to dis-lodgement or withering of the hair from the hair roots. Further to this, vitiated sleshma / kapha along with rakta will cover and causes obstruction to the hair root, which results in no further hair growth from that place.

A few ways of treatment to reduce hair fall and stimulate hair growth:

  1. Pitta Pacification: This type of treatment is stated as an effective ayurvedic treatment to enhance the digestive system including pitta pacification dietary chart and pitta decreasing ayurvedic medication. This therapy removes toxins from the biological system through effective herbs.

  2. Ayurvedic Oil Application: Jasminum grandifolium induced medicated herbal hair oil is highly effective for treating baldness.

  3. Panchakarma Therapy: Panchakarma is defined as five (pancha) remedies (karma) which involve ayurvedic measures to cleanse the body. This therapy is generally seen as a supplement to the whole therapy needed for treating alopecia. Specific suggestions of Panchakarma therapy are shirodhara (head massage with medicated oil) and Ksheera vasthi, which includes medicated enema (injecting liquid or gas into the rectum, to take out the harmful contents like toxins).

  4. Nasya: This therapy is characterized by the ayurvedic intake of medication through your nasal cavity which then eliminates the impurities from there. It is a very effective therapy for treating the signs of alopecia.

  5. Ayurvedic Diet: Ayurvedic diet is considered an essential treatment method for alopecia. Certain food products must be included or increased in the diet. These include:

    • Food with astringent properties (making skin less oily and reducing bleeding from minor abrasions), sweet and bitter.

    • Lentils, leafy green vegetables and pulses.

    • Herbal tea like liquorice tea and peppermint tea.

    • Seeds and nuts like soaked almond, sesame seed and sunflower seed.

    • Egg white, turkey, chicken, and fish.
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Baldness or Hair Loss: Know About The Non-Surgical Treatment!

Dr. Himanshu Singhal 95% (42 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Rewari
Baldness or Hair Loss: Know About The Non-Surgical Treatment!

How your baldness is completely reversible (non-surgically)?

Dermaroller treatment follows the prp treatment.

Let's understand how does it work.

What is derma roller?

Dermaroller is an instrument with multiple small needles attached to a handle, which is rolled over the treatment area, to stimulate hair follicles.

How does derma roller work?

It activates stem cells in hair bulge region and releases growth factors to stimulate re-growth. It is again a painless procedure and is usually done without anesthesia.

Any risk or side effect of derma roller?

There is no risk for using derma roller as it is used is a completely aseptic and clean environment.

Are results achieved with prp + derma roller permanent?

This treatment reverses the 'hair loss stage' to 'hair growth stage' and once the bald scalp is covered with hair, the results can be maintained with just a solution. However, some patients may need prp for maintenance every 6 months to 1 year.

Advantages of i-prp

  1.     Simple, effective and non-surgical procedure
  2.     Completely safe, as your own blood is used.
  3.     Hair regrowth with i-prp gives best cosmetic appearances.
  4.     It gives a natural density. Number of hair strands is in lakhs as compared to a maximum of 6000 hair follicles that can be grafted when a hair transplant treatment is done.
  5.     The hair growth direction remains same (giving a completely natural look), which is not the case with hair transplant treatment where the hair growth direction changes (giving an odd look).
  6.     Cost of i-prp is much less compared to hair transplant. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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How Homeopathy Can Help In Treating Patchy Baldness?

Dr. Vishal Shah 89% (137 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
How Homeopathy Can Help In Treating Patchy Baldness?

Alopecia areata is a condition that makes hair fall out in patches. For the same reason, it is also known as patchy baldness. This condition occurs when an individual’s own immune system starts to attack the hair follicles. This is the reason why it can even prevent hair from coming back.

In some people though, hair may grow back again. However, there is no guarantee that they will now fall out again. The extent of hair loss and appearance of patches varies from one person to another.

Apart from autoimmune diseases, the following are some of the reasons that trigger alopecia or patchy baldness:

  1. Abnormal levels of androgens
  2. Stress, childbirth, or any type of illness 
  3. The use of specific drugs such as chemotherapy agents, beta-blockers, blood-thinning medications, and birth control pills
  4. Cosmetic procedures such as frequent shampooing, bleaching, and perms
  5. Low-protein diet
  6. Burns and injuries
  7. Thyroid, iron deficiency, lupus, or diabetes

There is no remedy available for complete cure of patchy baldness. However, it can be managed with the help of conventional treatment modalities such as ultraviolet light treatment, immunotherapy, topical or oral steroids and steroids injections.

But there is not any surety that these treatment modalities will work effectively for all patients. Moreover, a majority of these treatment modalities may take months to show results. Homeopathic treatment, on the other hand, is considered highly effective and efficient against alopecia areata. There are a number of homeopathic medications that can help provide long-term relief and permanent cure. Moreover, these homeopathic remedies are 100 percent safe and do not cause any side effects, unlike conventional treatment options.

Following are some of the common homeopathic medications made available to the patients from the treatment of alopecia areata or patchy baldness:

  1. Silica: This proves to be highly beneficial against baldness in young people and hair fall in the forehead and frontal region. It also helps control early greying of hair.
  2. Graphites: This help control hair fall from the sides of the scalp. It also takes good care of patchy baldness and hair loss associated with menopause.
  3. Phosphorus: It is highly effective against patchy baldness and other problems related to the scalp such as the itchy and dry scalp and dandruff. It also helps treat hair fall after any haemorrhagic disorder.
  4. Fluoric acid: This is best suited for people who have a tendency to develop alopecia because of family history. It also helps control brittle hair, idiopathic hair fall, and vertex baldness.
  5. Phosphoric acid: This helps control hair fall related to grief, thinning of hair, and early graying of hair.

Male or Female Pattern Baldness

Dr. Laxman Besra 89% (610 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Bhubaneswar
Male or Female Pattern Baldness

One of the major problems with hair, especially as you age is the thinning of hair, which exposes the scalp, although it is regularly seen in younger people as well. The surprising thing is that baldness, which is primarily associated with men, can affect women as well.

Male pattern baldness: Male pattern baldness tends to occur in the form of receding hairline that can be accompanied by loss of hair on the top of the head as well as the back. Some of the reasons for male patterns baldness are:

  • Genetic factors such as baldness among the male members within the family
  • Androgen hormonal issues
  • Surgery or major illness which may trigger hormonal changes

Male pattern baldness doesn't only affect men and is known to affect women as well. It is just a type of pattern, which is prevalent more among men although women with high levels of androgen are also known to suffer from it.

Female pattern baldness: The female pattern of baldness is quite different from male pattern baldness. Female pattern baldness primarily spreads from the parting of the hair and then follows a widening pattern. It is not as severe as male pattern baldness where patches may start growing or bald spots may develop. However, the area around the crown may start showing the scalp due to severe thinning. Some of the causes for this could be age, especially in women after 40, hormonal imbalances within the body and some of the similar issues with male pattern baldness as mentioned above.

Treatment: The treatment for male and female pattern baldness tends to be similar in many cases, although certain specific treatments may be administered in other cases. Some of the common treatments include:

  1. Minoxidil solution of varying strengths
  2. Hair replacement or transplant in certain cases
  3. Spray or inked Cosmetics to cover up hair loss
  4. Oral medications to kick start hair growth
  5. Hair pieces and other appendages to hide bald spots etc.

With female pattern baldness, depending on the underlying factor, hormonal treatments may be required to resolve the problems. Once the underlying problem is resolved, topical and oral medicines can then help in hair re-growth.

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Alopecia: How To Prevent Baldness?

Dr. Pradeep Kumari 89% (202 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy), Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
Alopecia: How To Prevent Baldness?

Alopecia or hair loss is a very common problem for both men and women. Androgenetic alopecia refers to the male pattern or female pattern hair loss. In case of some people, Androgenetic alopecia may be a hereditary problem.

In case of androgenetic alopecia, hair starts falling usually from the crown region. Male pattern baldness is different from female pattern baldness. In case of female pattern baldness, hair falls from all over the scalp region and not just the region above the temples.

Many causes are responsible for Androgenetic alopecia. Genetic reasons, hormonal disorders, increased production of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) and also aging can make conditions worse.

Androgenetic alopecia can be a very embarrassing problem. There are certain natural as well as medical ways to prevent androgenetic alopecia. Some of them are mentioned as follows:

  1. Drink green tea: Researches show that green tea has anti-androgenic properties, which can help you to prevent androgenetic alopecia.
  2. Massage oil on your scalp: Massaging your scalp with hair oils like coconut oil provides your hair with the required nourishment and hence, prevents hair fall.
  3. Try to reduce stress: Stress can increase the secretion of 'cortisol' hormones in your body, leading to a hormonal imbalance, which may result in hair fall. So, reducing stress may help you to prevent excessive hair loss.
  4. Consider hair transplantation procedure: If you are losing your hair at an alarming rate, then you may consider clinical treatment. The treatment of hair transplantation can help you to prevent further hair loss.
  5. Change your diet: Include foods such as eggs, fish and walnuts. These foods are replete with protein and Omega-3 fatty acids, which provide your hair the required nourishment and help you prevent Androgenetic Alopecia.
  6. PRP treatment. Platelet rich plasma therapy helps in improving the thickness of the hair by releasing the growth factors needed for the hair growth.

Since the primary causes responsible for androgenetic alopecia are hormonal imbalances and genetic reasons, you may consider seeking advice from a dermatologist in order to find the root cause of your problem and undergo the necessary treatments.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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