Hair loss can affect , people of any age .the condition of the hair is generally an indicator of the general health . while hair loss is connected to external factors like hard or soft water , shampoo used , oils used , dust and pollution , the major problem is more internal and is associated with diseases and the general state of nutrition .
Normal hair growth –
Hair goes through phase after which it is shed , when hair is said , new hair from the same follicle replaces it and the growing cycle starts again
About 90 percent of the hair on a person’s scalp is growing at any one time , and this phase that lasts two tp three months . At the end of its resting stage , the hair is shed . Most hair shedding is due to the normal hair cycle and losing up to 50 hairs per day need not be a cause for alarm
The medical term for hair loss is alopecia . in certain conditions , the hair is shed from the root , and the folilicle is destroyed and can no longer grow , leading to baldness or alopecia
This is common in men , and is called the male pattern balding and can start in the teens twenties or thirties . the hair loss is mainly around the temples and the crown . A history of androgenitic alopecia on either side of the family increases the risk of balding , heredity also affects .the age at which one begins to lose hair and the developmental speed , pattern and extent of the baldness .Women with this trait develop thinning of hair , but do not become completely bald . in the intiial stages , homoeopahic treatment is effective to prevent the progress of the condition
Alopecia areata – in this type of hair loss , hair usually falls out , resulting in totally smooth , round patches about the size of a coin or larger . this can appear in the scalp , and chest hair areas . This is an automotive condition , and can be associated with a tyroid disorder and is very effectivelt treated with homeopathic medicines
CAUSES HAIR LOSS
Poor nutrition , sudden change in diet or a low protein diet can affect the nutrition to the haur . the body will save protein by shifting growing hair into the resting phase . massive hair shedding can occur two or three months after a crash diet . correcting the diet can control this with in a weeks
Recent high fever , acute illness or surgery . hair growth is less after this
Anemia, especially iron deficiency anaemia can cause hair loss and is a common cause in young women , and in women with heavy menstrual flow . Adequate supplementation of iron , and an iron rich diet treats this problem ; severe anaemia needs treatment
Thyroid disorders can cause hair loss , both an over active thyroid can cause hair loss associated with thyroid disease can be reversed wiyh proper homoeopathic treatment
Hormonal imbalance and menstrual disorders can cause hair fall in women . treating the treating the underlying condition can control the hair fall , During menopause many women lose significant amounts of hair . After child birth a woman generally has hair fall , but resolves completely in most cases
Diseases of the scalp like fungal infection (ring worm) of the scalp , psoriasis etc., can also cause hair fall . severe dandruff and some strong anti-dandruff shampoos can damage the hair . homeopathy has very good treatment for dandruff and scalp psoriasis .
Too frequent washing of the hair and strong shampoos can cause hair loss
Chemical treatment on their hair , including dyes , tints , beaches , straighteners and permanent waves do not generally cause hair loss . the hair can become weak and break if any of these chemicals are used too often
Certain medical treatments with strong drugs can cause the hair loss
Heredity thinning or balding is the most common cause of hair loss , The tendency can be inherited from either the mother’s or father’s side of the family
Smoking can cause and increase hair fall , and speed up the process of heredity male balding
Stress is also a cause for hair fall , any increase in mental or emotional stress can cause increase in hair fall
CARE FOR THE HAIR !
Avoid using hot water to wash the hair , and use warm water instead
Do not comb the hair when it is wet .
When there is dandruff , this needs to be primarily treated , as severe dandruff itself is a cause for hair loss
Oil regularly with almond or olive oil for dryness of scalp , leave overnight and wash .
Use a mild shampoowith natural or herbal ingredients
Eat 2-3 almonds every morning , this is very rich in vitamin –E and is very nutrious for the hair .
Avoid repeated chemical or heat treatments to the hair
Hair fall associated with chronic illness , or hormonal imbalance corrects itself with the treatment of the underlying condition . in such cases , the underlying condition has to be diagnosed and treated when it is due to acute illness or fever , generally it subsides on its own , and the hair growth normalizes .
In many cases of hair loss , adequate supplementation of iron and vitamins needs to be done to improve the hair growth . Homeopathic treatment is very good for treating hair loss due to the the various causes . The causes of the hair fall , as in the underlying chronic conditions are simultaneously treated.