Loss of hair from scalp or elsewhere in body is called alopecia. It is normal to lose 100-200 strands everyday but more than this is health concern. Hair loss is the first sign of any kind of deficiency or distress in body.
There are different types of hair loss
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Male-pattern baldness— This is typically characterised by a receding hairline at the temples and balding at the top of the head.
Female-pattern baldness— This is characterised by hair loss and widening of the parting, along with reduction in the density as well as volume of the hair.
Telogen effluvium— Telogen effluvium is a condition that causes hair thinning and hair loss from all over the scalp.
Alopecia areata also called spot baldness is a common autoimmune skin disease causing hair loss on scalp, face, and beard area and sometimes on other areas of the body. People of all ages, both sexes, and all ethnic groups can develop alopecia areata. The exact cause is unknown; however, it mostly occurs in people who have family history of an autoimmune disorder such as type 1 Diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. It’s a type of hair loss that occurs when your immune system mistakenly attacks hair follicles which is where hair growth begins. The damage to follicle is usually not permanent. In some cases the hair may become thinner without noticeable patches of baldness, or it may grow and break off. With inherited hair loss, men usually get bald spots around the forehead or on the top of the head, while women have some thinning all over the scalp, but mostly on the top of the head.
Drug-induced hair loss — this type of hair loss can be caused as a side effect of certain
Major cause of hair loss is heredity .various other factors like poor nutrition ,crash dieting ,oral contraceptives ,smoking, mental stress, dandruff medications ,hormonal disorder, various hair treatments also aids to hair loss.
Homeopathic Approach for Hair Loss
As hair loss is influenced by various factors and each individual’s Hair and Hair follicle are different so treatment for each one is with a different approach. Every individual is studied in depth and analysis is done to find the root cause and triggering factor and based on individuality remedy is given.