Hair loss refers to excessive loss of hair from the scalp.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 25% of men experience hair loss before they attain the age of 21
- Hair loss affects about 85% of men
- In a clinical trial, about 43% of the men felt that when they lost their hair, they lost a vital aspect of their personal attractiveness
- A study showed that 41% of men with full heads of hair were selected for job interviews as compared to only 27% of balding men.
SYMPTOMS OF HAIR LOSS IN MEN
Common symptoms of hair loss include thinning of hair, appearance of bald spots, a change in pattern of growth, a history of hair loss, or baldness in the family.
Men are at an inherited disadvantage — their hair loss blueprint is four times greater than women.
The most common type of hair loss is androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness; it worsens with age. It’s marked by a receding hairline, with bald spots over the crown.
Hair loss may sometimes predict an underlying disease. Hair starts thinning 5-6 weeks before the detection of insulin dependent diabetes. Likewise, hair loss on the crown is said to imply a three-fold increased risk of heart disease in men.
CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS IN MEN
- A family history of hair loss makes receding hair line a potential genetic anomaly. You can easily blame it on your genes, for nearly 50% of all cases of premature baldness are hereditary. Other causes include dandruff, atopic dermatitis, or eczema
- Scalp hair is sometimes damaged by cosmetic procedures like prolonged traction, permanent weaving, colouring, shampoo, soap, and faulty scalp massage. Iron-deficiency leads to hair loss as well
- Certain conventional medications may also cause diffused hair loss.
There are other triggers for hair loss, including parasitic infection, stress, emotional problems, daily application of treated or chlorinated water to the scalp, lack of exercise and gout.
HOMEOPATHY FOR HAIR LOSS
Homeopathy can slow down the progression of bald patches and fill up scanty hair areas with new hair, leading to a complete recovery in some cases of hair loss.
At Dr Batra’s® we have successfully treated over 75,000 hair loss patients, based on the most advanced scientific treatment protocols.
International studies have shown that natural ingredients found in homeopathic remedies like Thuja Occidentalis and Sabal Serrulata are effective in treating hair loss. They have also been proven to act as natural DHT inhibitors.
Other treatment methods include natural homeopathic topical solutions and natural hair care kits, which your homeopath-trichologist will prescribe, including pain-free mesotherapy.
Arun, a marketing executive, had lost 30-40% of his scalp hair in two years. His balding areas were on the sides and on the crown. He had a stressful job and had little time for himself and his family, and often took refuge in smoking and alcohol to overcome stress. He feared his receding hairline would impact his annual appraisals. Arun’s symptoms were typical of androgenetic alopecia. We prescribed him Lycopodium, a homeopathic medicine, and asked him to give up smoking and alcohol gradually. Six months later his hair fall had stopped.
Homeopathy medications are selected taking into consideration several factors like location of the balding areas and cause of hair loss.
These tips may help control or prevent hair loss:
- Wash hair regularly with lukewarm to cold water to keep the scalp clean and healthy but avoid washing it too frequently
- Condition hair regularly to prevent hair loss due to breakage
- Avoid rubbing wet hair vigorously with a towel – just gently pat them dry
- Avoid combing hair when they are wet
- Avoid red meat since it’s a DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) activator and therefore aggravates hair loss
- Include more green tea and soya in your diet since these are natural DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) inhibitors and therefore help to control hair loss