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Alopecia (hair fall)

Alopecia (hair fall) – ETHOS HEALTH CARE

Treatment of Alopecia

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Alopecia
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Alopecia
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Alopecia
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Alopecia
  • Surgical Treatment of Alopecia
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Alopecia
  • Other Treatment of Alopecia

What is Alopecia

Symptoms of Alopecia

Causes of Alopecia

Risk factors of Alopecia

Complications of Alopecia

Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Alopecia

Precautions & Prevention of Alopecia

Treatment of Alopecia

Homeopathic Treatment of Alopecia

Alopecia treatment is possible using homeopathy. Homeopathic treatment offers excellent treatment for all forms of hair loss. It amazingly controls further hair loss in six to eight weeks. It addresses altered immune system, treating the roots of this autoimmune disease. It gives permanent results in most cases. It is absolutely harmless, safe and non-toxic. Following are some homeopathy medicines for alopecia.

  1. Arsenic alb
  2. Silicea
  3. Natrum M
  4. Lycopodium
  5. Fluoric acid
  6. Phosphoric acid

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Alopecia

Some of the main techniques that you can use in acupuncture treatment are: pressing, kneading, rubbing, pushing, scrubbing, grasping, patting, rub rolling and wiping. Acupuncture is used often in combination with creams.  Electrical stimulation of the head area along with the distal points is helpful. Tapping the affected area with the plum blossom needle is also very effective.

Psychotherapy Treatment of Alopecia

With this treatment, a specially-trained caregiver talks and listens to you. He will help you find the cause of your emotional stress. You may meet with this caregiver alone or with a family member. This treatment may help if emotional stress is causing your hair loss.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Alopecia

In Allopathic Treatment drugs such as minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) promote hair growth in a significant minority of patients, especially those with male pattern baldness and alopecia areata. When used continuously for long periods of time, minoxidil produces satisfactory results in about one-quarter of patients with androgenic alopecia and as many as half the patients with alopecia areata. Both drugs are quite safe when used for this purpose.

Surgical Treatment of Alopecia

Hair transplant surgery is a cosmetic surgery procedure done generally on the scalp. It removes hair follicles from one part of your head and plants them in the bald area. This is done by cutting the donor scalp tissue into tiny pieces and placing each in a very small incision (cut) in the bald area. This is generally done only if your condition is severe and when medicines fail to improve your hair loss.

 Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Alopecia

  • Avoid excessive use of salt
  • More intakes of fruits and veggies.
  • Take diet rich in iron and vitamins.

Other Treatment of Alopecia

Yoga therapy is useful in removing the root cause of the disease and hence it provides the right approach to management of Alopecia. Yoga postures can help to relieve tension in your neck and indirectly aid in keeping hair healthy. Inverted postures like Sarvangasana, Shirsasana, and Padhangushtasana can increase the blood flow to the scalp and keep hair vital.

What is Alopecia

Alopecia is an autoimmune condition resulting in hair loss. The immune system of the body mistakenly stops hair growth for unidentified reasons. Hair loss may be patchy or sparse and may involve the rest of the body in addition to the scalp. Alopecia (hair loss) is a condition that affects many men and some women. In cases of male pattern hair loss or female pattern hair loss, it is a natural process. However, in some cases a disorder or illness such as alopecia areata or telogen effluvium may be responsible. Patients may undergo hair restoration procedures to cosmetically repair damage caused by hair loss.

Symptoms of Alopecia

  • Baldness
  • Patchy hair loss
  • Exposed skin may be red or scaly.
  • Nails may be pitted or split, or have grooves running across them. Excessively tight hair accessories
  • Excessive shampoo or hair-drying

Causes of Alopecia

  • Continuous High fever
  • Within two to three months after delivery, the hairs may fall.
  • Insufficient protein in diet
  • Thyroid disease
  • Bleaching, dyeing, permanent waves, tight brading, blow drying, hot curlers, using hair picks and other chemical preparations

Risk factors of Alopecia

  • Stress
  • Skin diseases like ringworm infection, lichen planus, syphilis.
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Some Allergic problems like asthma, dermatitis.
  • Excessive shampooing and blow drying
  • Genetic factors are also the risk factors of alopecia.
  • Nutritional deficiency such as Lack of zinc, iron, vitamin B complex in the diet.

Complications of Alopecia

  • Permanent hair loss
  • Thyroid disease

Diagnosis of Alopecia

 The diagnostic goal is to discover the underlying cause of any illness. A biopsy may be necessary to rule out an infection or tumour. Looking at plucked hairs under a microscope can help to tell the difference between alopecia areata and androgenic alopecia. Other tests might be done to check for autoimmune diseases like lupus that can accompany alopecia. When examining children for alopecia areata, doctors may want to make sure the hair loss isn’t due to a neurotic habit called trichotillomania (hair pulling).

Precautions & Prevention of Alopecia

While there’s no way to prevent most types of hair loss, it’s sometimes possible to stop or slow the alopecia. A wig, hat, or other covering may be desired until the hair grows back. Hair weaves, hairpieces, or changes of hairstyle may disguise hair loss. This is generally the least expensive and safest approach to hair loss. Hairpieces should not be sutured to the scalp because of the risk of scars and infection.

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