Hair loss refers to the dropping of hair from the scalp. The cycle of hair growth constitutes three phases; the catagen phase, the anagen phase and the telogen phase. The anagen phase refers to the active phase during which your hair grows and lasts for about two to seven years. The catagen phase refers to the phase your hair stops getting the blood supply and dies. This period lasts for about 10 to 14 days. The telogen phase refers to the resting phase where your hair begins to fall out as your hair follicles become inactive for about two to three months.
The cycle is again repeated once the last stage is completed. Every single hair goes through these phases independently. Both females and males can experience hair loss at any given age and are usually regarded as a sign of other diseases.
Causes of hair loss
- Genetic factors.
- When a patient is recovering from acute fever like erysipelas and typhoid.
- Skin diseases including fungal infection such as eczema of the scalp, tinea capitis, lichen planus, and seborrhea.
- Hormonal changes.
- Nutritional deficiencies caused by lack of iron and protein in the diet.
- Use of drugs administered in the treatment of joint pains, depression, cancer, or high blood pressure.
- Physical and emotional trauma.
- Hairstyles such as ponytails and tight braids which results in the tight pulling of hair backwards.
- General diseases such as tuberculosis, AIDS, diabetes mellitus, and hypothyroidism.
Homeopathy solutions for hair loss
- Use of homeopathic medicines to treat hair loss that affects the scalp caused by skin diseases such as eczema and seborrhea
Conditions of the scalp can result in hair loss due to the excessive acrid discharges from the lesions and itching. There are plenty of homeopathic medicines available for treating this disorder.Psorinumis highly recommended in the treatment of eczematous skin lesions on scalp. Also, Mezereum is another type of medication approved for treating hair loss as a result of eczematous skin lesions. Other medications that can be used to treat hair loss caused by eczematous skin lesions on scalp include Mercuriussolubilis, Thujaoccidentalis, and Kali sulphuricum.
- Homeopathic medicines for women used to treat hair loss after childbirth and during menopause
When experiencing hair loss after childbirth, you can use homeopathic medicines such as Natrum muriaticum and Pulsatillapratensis. Natrum muriaticum can be used to treat hair loss caused by touching of the hair. Pulsatillapratensis is preferable for women suffering from excessive fall of hair after delivery.
- Homeopathic solutions for hair loss in patients withanemia
Hair loss in anemic patients can be treated by homeopathic medicines such as Cinchona officinalis, Borax, and Calcareaphosphorica. Borax is applied to anemic patients complaining of slight hair loss. Cinchona officinalis are administered to patients experiencing anemia after hair loss.Clacareaphosphorica can be used on anemic girls growing rapidly at puberty stage and suffering from hair loss.
Losing your hair can be much frustrating and can significantly lower your self-esteem. It is a good practice to look for the appropriate homeopathic treatment that will give your hair the desired treatment, especially when suffering from chronic hair loss. You can achieve this by seeking the help of a homeopathy specialist.