Alopecia Areata & Hair Fall

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Alopecia Areata & Hair Fall

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair from the scalp and elsewhere on the body. The person's own immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in round, smooth bald patches on the scalp. A person with a family history of autoimmune diseases is prone to develop this condition. Homeopathy, on the other hand, addresses the defective immune response, family history or genetic predisposition, nature and intensity of the disease as well as systemic, emotional and numerous other factors commonly affecting this condition.

It does not consider Alopecia as an external disorder. On reasoning you will appreciate that this condition is an outward manifestation of internal disarray. Treating it locally will usually prove futile and temporary.

Though we consider Alopecia Areata a stubborn and difficult condition to treat, individuals have a better long term prognosis on completion of Homeopathic treatment.

What is Alopecia Areata?

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune skin disease resulting in the loss of hair from the scalp and elsewhere on the body. The person's own immune system attacks the hair follicles, resulting in round, smooth bald patches on the scalp. This condition can progress to complete scalp hair loss (alopecia totalis) and/or complete body hair loss (alopecia universalis).

Alopecia Areata occurs in males and females of all ages and races. Its unexpected onset, recurrent episodes, and erratic course have a devastating effect on the lives of those affected.

Causes of Alopecia Areata

Research indicates that Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own hair follicles are attacked. There is some evidence that the following factors play a role is initiating this autoimmune response:

Triggers such as viral infections Some form of internal or systemic dysfunction Genetic markers or predisposition: 5% of individuals with Alopecia Areata have someone in the family suffering from it too. Often affects those whose family members have asthma, allergies, rheumatoid arthritis, vitiligo and other autoimmune related conditions.

Systemic Therapies

Usually recommended when more than 50% hair is lost. Daily shedding of few hairs is a normal cycle. Every 2-3 months approximately 10% of the hair falls out and new hair grow in its place. Excessive hair loss and failure on the part of reappearance of new hair are factors which lead to baldness.

Common causes of hair loss are:

Autoimmune diseases: Alopecia Areata, Lichen Planus
Chemical: Hair shedding & breakage from styling, dyes etc.
Drugs: Chemotherapy, gout medicines, birth control pills, excess of Vit. A, depressants
Hormonal: Thyroid dysfunction & hormonal imbalances in men & women
Infections: Fungal infections such as Tinea Capitis - causes hair loss in spots
Post Major illness: May lead to sever hair loss Scalp diseases: Psoriasis and atopic dermatitis may lead to temporary, patchy loss
Systemic: Diabetes, lupus etc.

Male Pattern Baldness

Genetic condition, inherited from either parents Susceptibility of hair follicles to DHT (byproduct of testosterone) Hair become thinner, shorter and easily shed leaving behind shiny, bald patches Once the hair follicles permanently atrophy in size, the condition is permanent Hope of revival of hair with homeopathy in partially affected areas does exist Hope of slowing down the process with homeopathy definitely exists

Role of homeopathy:

Homeopathy plays a definitive role in stimulating the partially atrophied hair follicles and rejuvenating hair which has thinned or become scantly. Most cases treated at Nucleus Homeopathy first witness a slow down in the falling of hair, followed by regrowth and increased density of hair in the affected areas. The biggest advantage of the treatment is the prevention of further loss on competition of 9 to 10 months of treatment.

Benefits of Nucleus Homeopathy

Since Male pattern baldness is a result of atrophy of hair follicles an aggressive approach which includes internal homeopathic medicines as well as local herbal extracts are used: Internal Homeopathic remedies: Possibly helps in reducing susceptibility to DHT Local Herbal (Homeopathic) extracts: Stimulate the partially atrophied follicles

Advantages:

Our treatment has no side effects Recommended for all age groups Significantly slows down the process of thinning of hair Case studies demonstrate a better long term prognosis

Female Pattern Baldness

Hair loss in women caused by hormonal imbalance & aging Genetic predisposition & family history usually evident Hormonal changes such as those after menopause cause thinning of hair. Unlike male pattern baldness, frontal hairline is maintained Thinning & loss of hair takes place from all over Usually leads to permanent hair loss if left untreated

Hyderabad Homoeo Clinic benefits

Just like Male Pattern Baldness, Homeopathy can help reduce or stop the progression of the condition in most cases. If diagnosed early and treated before the condition becomes irreversible, homeopathy can help in the regeneration of hair where the hair follicles are active. We therefore urge individuals to start the treatment as early as possible in order to achieve a faster recovery. Since Female pattern baldness leads to irreversible hair loss an aggressive approach which includes internal homeopathic medicines as well as local herbal extracts are used: Internal Homeopathic remedies: Stop and prevent further progression. Local Herbal (Homeopathic) extracts: Stimulate the partially affected hair follicles

Advantages:

Our treatment has no side effects Recommended for all age groups Significantly slows down the process of thinning of hair Case studies demonstrate a better long term prognosis