To fight hair loss, we need to first know its signs and what causes them. There are 4 signs that indicate that what you might have is more than regular hair fall. They are- increased scalp visibility, hair thinning, reduced hair density and excessive hair fall. If you notice these signs, you have Premature^ Hair Loss and normal remedies might not help.
This usually doesn't cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair because new hair is growing in at the same time. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.
The exact cause of hair loss may not be fully understood, but it's usually related to one or more of the following factors:
- Family history (heredity)
- Hormonal changes
- Medical conditions
- Family history (heredity)
The most common cause of hair loss is a hereditary condition called male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness. It usually occurs gradually and in predictable patterns — a receding hairline and bald spots in men and thinning hair in women.
Heredity also affects the age at which you begin to lose hair, the rate of hair loss and the extent of baldness. Pattern baldness is most common in men and can begin as early as puberty. This type of hair loss may involve both hair thinning and miniaturization (hair becomes soft, fine and short).
A variety of conditions can cause hair loss, including:
Hormonal changes - Hormonal changes and imbalances can cause temporary hair loss. This could be due to pregnancy, childbirth or the onset of menopause. Hormone levels are also affected by the thyroid gland, so thyroid problems may cause hair loss.
Patchy hair loss - This type of nonscarring hair loss is called alopecia areata. It occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles causing sudden hair loss that leaves smooth, roundish bald patches on the skin.
Scalp infections - Infections, such as ringworm, can invade the hair and skin of your scalp, leading to scaly patches and hair loss. Once infections are treated, hair generally grows back.
Other skin disorders - Diseases that cause scarring alopecia may result in permanent loss at the scarred areas. These conditions include lichen planus, some types of lupus and sarcoidosis.
Hair-pulling disorder - This condition, also called trichotillomania causes people to have an irresistible urge to pull out their hair, whether it's from the scalp, the eyebrows or other areas of the body.
HOMEOPATHY: SAFE & LONG-LASTING TREATMENT FOR HAIR LOSS
Homeopathic medicines are made from natural sources like plants and minerals. As these medicines do not contain any chemicals, they are safe and practically free from side-effects.
Corrects the root cause:
The scope of homeopathic treatment extends beyond the physical symptoms, and the approach is more holistic in nature. It corrects the root cause and also addresses the underlying emotional conditions that are often seen as triggers in hair loss.
There are more than 40 different types of hair loss. In certain types of hair loss, homeopathy can slow down the progression of bald patches by filling up scanty hair areas with new hair leading to complete recovery.
'International studies have shown that natural ingredients found in homeopathic remedies are effective in treating hair loss. According to one such study, homeopathic medicines inhibit the activity of 5 alpha reductase - the key enzyme in formation of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone). DHT is the hormone that triggers hair loss. Thus, homeopathy is effective in treating pattern alopecia without side-effects