There is normal shedding of hair in a day as a part
of hair growth, but when there is excessive shedding of hair than normal, it is known as
Hair fall can affect men, women as well as children.
1.A prolonged illness
4.Thyroid hormone imbalance
5.Imbalance in androgens hormones.
7.Fungal infection of scalp.
8.Hair styles which involve tying of hair tightly, usage of tight
9.Systemic Diseases like lupus, diabetes, etc.
10.Use of harsh chemicals, hot oil, pollution,
Preventing hair loss:
Hair loss may also occur for reasons where it is possible to do
something about it. If there is any hair loss and cannot attribute any
reason to it, check to see that these things are not done.
- Tying hair tightly for prolonged periods.
- Wearing helmets, tight caps or turbans for long periods.
- Using strong chemicals in hair.
- Dieting or eating poor diet.
- Bacterial or fungal infections of the scalp can also cause
loss of hair. However, these can usually be cured easily with the use
of medicines or medicated shampoos.
Baldness (Androgenetic Alopecia)
Baldness occurs both in men and women as their age advances.
The baldness which occurs in men is called "male pattern baldness" and
is characterized by receding hairline and loss of hair on the crown
area. It is generally experienced around and from age of 25 years.
The baldness which occurs in women is called "female pattern baldness"
and is characterized by overall thinning of hair on scalp and little
loss of hair on crown or hairline. This can begin at puberty but
usually occurs after menopause.
The cause for both types of baldness is attributed to genetic factors
which have been inherited.
Small circular patches of baldness start appearing on the scalp and
hair re-grows in these patches after few days. This is called as
alopecia areata. Persons who are affected by this condition will have
repeated hair fall and regrowth of the above mentioned pattern.
In severe conditions, total loss of scalp hair occurs - this is called as
"alopecia totalis". Some times complete loss of body hair also occurs.
This is called as "alopecia universalis". In few people, the hair
re-grows, but the hair loss may occur once again - this is an autoimmune
1.Stress should be avoided.
2.Use of harsh chemicals must be avoided.
3.Balanced diet must be taken
4.If any hormonal imbalance is present, then treatment must be
5.Homoeopathy- It provides correct and constitutional treatment. The
medicines which are used in treatment are natural medicines having no
side effects. These medicines not only prevent hair fall but promote
hair growth also.
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