Updated: Jan 31
Homoeopathy for Alopecia or Hair loss
It is common for a person to lose 50 to 100 hairs each day. Alopecia suggests an amount of hair loss greater than what is normally expected. It is primarily seen in younger, prepuberscent children and adult females. Alopecia areata is the term used when one or more oval or circular spots of hair loss occur on the scalp.
Causes of alopecia:
Debilitating diseases: Weakness after debilitating diseases such as typhoid, malaria, hepatitis, jaundice mainly causes hair fall.
Medical conditions: Diseases such as hypothyroidism, pcod, diabetes, vitiligo, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, scratching hard patches of skin are also associated with thinning of hairs.
Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes in females after delivery and during menopause also leads to hairfall.
Stress: Stress also plays an important role in alopecia. People living under constant stress experience gradual thinning of hairs.
Genetic factors: Research states that almost 40% of people younger than age 30 with alopecia areata have at least one family member with the same illness.
Dandruff: Dandruff is also the major cause of hairfall.
Types of alopecia:
Androgenetic alopecia in which either it is male-pattern or female pattern baldness.
Telogen effluvium: Thinning of hairs, esp at crown and temples.
Anagen effluvium: Rapid hair loss after chemotherapy.
Alopecia areata: Patchy hairloss.
Homoeopathic medicines such as China, Natrum muriaticum, Phosphorus, Sepia, Thuja play a major role in curing alopecia. The selection of medicine, however, depends on the individual picture of the presenting case.