Baldness... a real
hair-line recedes back! I am quiet worried that I would become
bald very early like my dad! My father started balding at
the age of forty-five whereas I am only twenty!”
“My scalp is visible if I apply oil! Before marriage
I had very thick hair! I was not able to hold with hands.
Now only 50% hairs… Something I have to do? “
“My hairs are falling in bunches. I have small bald
spot in one area, then many spot…Oh scalp. Will it lead
to total baldness? What is the reason? Is it infectious?”
Very common conversation we come among the
teenagers, housewives. When shedding significantly exceeds
hair loss, baldness occurs.
Baldness occurs when our age advances. It is
a natural process. It is inherited specifically and the genetic
coding is done during the formation in the womb to receive
appropriate stimulus. Hair follicles are very sensitive to
the stimulus, the male hormones “androgens” also
termed as “Testosterone” which is present in both
sexes. Even though many factors like diet, blood circulation,
stress level, infections, medication, climate, exposure to
hair chemicals and hairdressing techniques involve hair growth,
hormones play vital role in regulation of hair growth basically.
Naturally the hormone falls down owing to the age and baldness
androgenetic alopecia, this hormone is acted upon by enzymes
5a reductase convert it into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).The
scalp is very sensitive to this hormone, the presence of DHT
causes the hair follicles to shrink. This will eventually
result to the loss of hair and the inability to grow new strands.
.When an abnormal stimulus is received from these hormones,
the hair follicle begins to shrink. It's first noticed as
thinning hair, since the hair follicle begins producing only
a very thin, short hair. Eventually the hair follicle dies
and permanent baldness occurs. Both men and women are prone
to get baldness.
Male pattern baldness happens to most men eventually
at or after middle age. Male pattern baldness is dependent
on the interaction of three factors: age, genetic pre- disposition
and male hormones. This hair loss may begin as early as the
teenage years and gradually worsens with time. Receding hairlines
at the sides of the forehead is noted as a first indication
in many cases Some men also start losing of hair on top of
the head and eventually only the sides and back of the head
have hair, forming a horseshoe shape. One can detect easily
by catching the hair at the back and sides to the front and
crown hair density and length.
Many of them think that only men are prone
to baldness. Female pattern baldness is very common nowadays.
Even though it is not presented as entire baldness, hair loss
can either be diffuse, with no effect on the “receding
hairline” pattern balding. When scalp is nourished with
oil, the scalp skin is visible.
play a big part in female hair loss. As some of us already
know, both men and women have testosterone, a hormone which
men normally have more . In women, the action of DHT is regulated
by the hormone estrogen. Female hair loss therefore normally
occurs when a woman is in a state of hormonal imbalance. This
can happen when a woman is in the menopausal stage or when
she has just given birth. The condition can also strike when
a woman is receiving hormonal treatment for an illness.
such victims hormonal impairment is expected, the serum testosterone
level shoots up and causes Female pattern baldness, mimicking
the Male pattern baldness. It usually seen with Poly Cystic
Ovarian Disease in which the hormone is modified into Dihydrotestosterone
to make diffuse hair loss on the scalp and reciprocally the
increased testosterone stimulated the hair growth in chin,
lips, chest, abdomen, hand and legs. Thyroid dysfunctions
also impair the regulation and results hair follicle damage,
Some times PCOD and Hypothyroidism presented as a package.
and male hair loss differs a lot in appearance. Men usually
develop bald spots. We are very much familiar with men eventually
losing all hair strands on a particular area such as the top
of the scalp. Female hair loss however is different. Women
usually only have diffuse balding. This means that there is
an observed general thinning of the hair strands resulting
in some parts of the scalp becoming more noticeable.
areata or Spot Baldness
Alopecia Areata, the spotty baldness is very
common among children and teenagers. Mostly it calls for our
attention by a hair-stylist or a beautician. One or more patches
may start at the same time, later involving entire scalp.
It may also affect the beard, eyebrows and eyelashes. Some
victims may complain total loss of hair all over the body.
many cases fungal infections can be ruled by a simple hair
test by microscope. A study of blood serum for VDRL will rule
out syphilis, in which spotty baldness over the temples and
occipital areas. Girls with long hair and tight plaits and
women who wear a tight chignon seem to be the victims of spot
baldness mostly. If the cause is unknown an autoimmune reaction
suspected, the cells produces some antigens, which react with
own hair follicle to shed. This may occur as a small spot
and then here and there, finally matted together and total
baldness occurs. Medically the total baldness of the scalp
is termed as “Alopecia totalis” and the term “Alopecia
Universalis” is used for the total loss all over the
areata types of presentation
Rejuvenation of hair
follicles depends on the intensity of the causative
factors. An infection, auto immune reactions can be
controlled very easily where as a hormonal imbalances
would be challenging. There is no treatment in cases
of natural balding were the scarring has resulted. We
can feel the scarring mass by palpation. The hair pores
are not visible and are shiny. The skin becomes more
adherent to the scalp losing its elasticity.
of the affected victims frustrated with treatment trying
some local applications to improve blood circulation,
fungicide, and steroid injections on the affected part.
There are many treatments available in the medical systems,
final choice usually homoeopathy which wonders in treatment.
Many types are quite amenable to homoeopathic treatment.
Homoeopathy does wonders in hair treatment.
It does not believe in the external oil therapy alone.
We believe that revitalization of the hair follicle
can alone rejuvenate the hair growth. There are lot
of clinical evidences available for Alopecia areata
and Alopecia Totalis with successful results.
male pattern baldness the results are satisfactory in
prevention aspect and the existing feeble hair growth.
If hair root is lost and the result is scaring then
the restoration is difficult. This is possible with
homoeopathy because it treats the victim as a whole
and thus eliminating the causative factors. If we leap
more to the causation of premature baldness the most
possible reason could be the hormonal imbalance. The
antibodies produced affect the blood circulation and
thereby hair recedes from its original state. Here the
local applications never work. It needs revitalization
of the hair root to keep it healthier. It is observed
that the female pattern baldness responds faster than
Clinical results are good in Poly Cystic
Ovarian Diseases and Thyroid Disorders with homoeopathic
treatment. There are plenty of Evidences based documents
available to support the clinical study. Homoeopathy
differs from other system of medicine as we treat the
patient as a single entity. Homoeopathy renders great
service in restoring the hair and also tackling the