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Hair Problems – Homeopathic Solutions

Hair fall, breakage and poor quality (frizzy, dry) has become a major concern for every second or third adult or even adolescent today.

Ironically stress is a major cause of hair problems & losing hair even larger cause of worry.

Here is some of the medical lingo, which a person usually hears from the doctor or comes across while searching on Google during his struggle through the hair problem.

ALOPECIA means loss of hair from places where it should be typically present- scalp, body.

Diffuse loss of scalp hair, commonly seen in females- termed as FEMALE PATTERN HAIRLOSS / BALDNESS

MALE PATTEREN BALDNESS / ANDROGENIC ALOPECIA are hair loss affecting tempos predominately, followed by vertex. It's the most common form of hair loss, prevalent in 30-40% young males.

TRACTION ALOPECIA- caused due to undue pulling or hair – tight ponytails or hair accessories.

ALOPECIA TOTALIS- baldness in entity.

ALOPECIA UNIVERSALIS- loss of scalp & body hair.

ALOPECIA ARETA- hair loss in patches.

TELOGEN EFFLUVIUM is a scalp disorder characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair, may lead to baldness in the long run.

CICATRICAL ALOPECIA- is a type of alopecia where there is destruction of hair follicles leading to permanent hair loss; there may be burning, itching, pain & redness of scalp along with hair loss.

Hair loss, breakage & poor quality of hair can be attributed to a variety of other causes

  1. Physiological Conditions like- Pregnancy, Post delivery period, Menopause, Breast Feeding
  2. Scalp Infections or inflammatory conditions- Dandruff, Seborrhea Dermatitis, Psoriasis
  3. Nutritional Deficiencies-Iron, Vitamin D, C, A, E, B complex especially B6, Zinc, Magnesium, Selenium.
  4. Illness – Typhoid, Cancer, Liver Diseases
  5. Endocrine / Hormonal Disorders-Thyroid Gland Disorders, Renal Disorders, Pituitary Disorders, Poly cystic Ovarian Syndrome
  6. Drugs- Antihypertensive drugs, Corticosteroids, Oral Contraceptives, Anti-depressants, etc
  7. Mental Stress
  8. Overuse of Cosmetics / Hair Products, Hair accessories and hair styles that may cause friction or make hair dry
  9. Genetic Predisposition
  10. Environmental factor- pollution levels, toxins in water & air
  11. Ageing

MANAGING HAIR LOSS

  • Correcting the under condition condition- scalp infection, taenia capitis, hormonal illness, etc, the recovery from undering illness mostly ensures regaining of hair. Sometimes a systemic illness may lead to severe hair loss, which may be corrected by homeopathic medicine.
  • Nutrition for Hair-Proteins, Minerals, Essential Fatty Acids. Hair, like most body tissue constituents of proteins and for synthesis & repair of a number of micro nutrients is required.
  • Avoiding harmful agents-certain drugs, alcohol, nicotine (tobacco, smoking).
  • Avoiding overuse of dyes, cosmetics, hair styling products that may damage hair roots. Use of chemicals on ones scalp & hair should be minimal so that the scalp is clean & pores can breathe.
  • Hair massage to improve circulation is a tried -n- tested way to perk up dry hair.
  • Mild shampoo's to keep scalp clean.
  • Medication- a therapy that suits the patients needs & inclinations could be, conventional medicines, homeopathy, ayurveda & naturopathy Keeping stress levels to minimum ensures a healthy body.
  • Building strong immunity to keep infections far off.

HOMEOPATHY FOR HAIR LOSS

Homeopathy helps in treating the underlying causes like hormonal imbalances, deficiencies, scalp infections and even hereditary hair loss to stop or slow down hair loss & promote new growth in men & women both.

With proper homeopathic medication, nutritional & hair care advice hair growth, quality & density show dramatic improvement.

# LYCOPODIUM CLAVATUM

This one of the commonest indicated remedy in male pattern baldness. Hair loss in females after childbirth. Loss of hair from beard, eyebrows and other parts is also an indication for Lycopodium. Hair loss associated with liver disease is well treated by this remedy

# SEPIA

Sepia is indicated in hair loss associated with physiological & hormonal disorder- pregnancy, lactation, post delivery, menstrual irregularities. Facial pigmentation or chloasma may often be seen in such patients.

# SILICEA

Is another competent remedy for baldness in men. Alopecia in females, associated with hormonal disorder like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Scalp infections like boils, taenia capitis, seborrhic dermatitis are also an indication for Silicea.

# CALCAREA GROUP-

Calc Carb & Calc Flour is regularly prescribed for hair problems associated with hormonal disturbance in men & women both who corroborate with the relevant constitution types.

# GRAPHITES

This is indicated in alopecia areta, male & female pattern baldness. Also indicated in scalp infections like dermatitis, psoriasis etc.

# NAT RUM MUR

Alopecia associated with delivery, lactation & chronic illness best responses to Natrum Mur. That triggered by an emotional event – grief, loss of a loved one or emotional trauma leading to depression like state is a very prominent indication of this remedy.

# PHOSPHORIC ACID

This remedy is similar to Natrum Mur in its indications. Commonly indicated in alopecia universalis or totalis.

# PHOSPHORUS

Hair falling in handfuls, patchy hair loss in men & women of Phosphorus Constitution Type. Dryness, brittleness and hair loss from other body parts is also an indication for phosphorus.

# PSORINUM

This is a nosode. Indicated in dry, brittle, splitting hair, associated with scalp conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, taenia infections.

# FLUORIC ACID

This is indicated in dry, brittle hair which may break on least touch. Alopecia or Baldness in young males responds very well to this remedy.

# APIS MELLIFICA

Is often useful is hair loss in females suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. A patient of the Apis Constitutional Type response promptly to this remedy, whether administrated for hair problems, allergy or any other complaint.

# SULPHUR

This remedy is indicated in a number of illnesses with associated hair disorders. Scalp & skin infections, inflammatory illness like psoriasis, dermatitis, and taenia capitis are competitively treated & cured by Sulfur.

Other remedies often useful in treated in hair loss are Selenium, Staphysagria, Baryta Carb, Thuja, Medorrhinum, Ignatia, Kali Carb, Tuberculinum or any Homeopathic Remedy that suits the totality of symptoms & constitutional type of the patient.

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