Hair loss is one of the most common problems faced by people across the world. Hair loss is a generalized term characterizing loss of hair well in excess of the normal 50-100 hair strands per day.

It’s true that men are more likely to lose their hair than women; it is the genetic condition where males are affected more. Males suffer from hair loss as early as there teen early 20’s. Everyone loses some hair every day. Losing up to 100 hairs a day is normal.

Thinning hair and hair loss are also common in women. Most people have about 1,00,000 Hairs on their scalp.

It is found that around 20 million women, as well as 45 million men, are affected by this problem. In the last five years, hair loss cases have been increased by 250 percent.

Most common hair related problems include Hair fall, dandruff, Alopecia areata, premature graying of Hair, brittleness of Hair, split ends, dry scalp etc. Several factors like thyroid, stress, PCOS, nutritional deficiency and others increase the risk of hair fall.

Types of Hair fall:

Androgenic Alopecia: It is the genetic condition where males are affected more

Alopecia Areata: It is a condition in which hair is lost from some or all areas of the body

Alopecia Universalis: It is a medical condition involving rapid loss of all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes.

Telogen Effluvium: characterized by the thinning or shedding of hair resulting from the early entry of hair in the telogen phase.

Trichotillomania: Seen most frequently in children, is a psychological disorder in which a person pulls out one’s own hair.

Causes:

• Irregular hair brushing
• Emotional stress
• Reasons can range from the simple and temporary.
• Hereditary
• Low protein diet
• Hypothyroidism
• Vitamin B deficiency
• Dramatic weight loss

Symptoms

• Thinning hair on the scalp
• Sudden loss of patches of hair
• The scalp may also feel itchy, tight or sore.
• Flakes may be oily looking
• The symptoms of dandruff include white flakes of dead skin in the hair

Investigations

Hair analysis, Hair pulling test, Blood tests

Homeopathy treatment:

Homeopathic treatment aims are treating Hair fall in totality and it treats the underlying cause of Hair fall and helps in preventing recurrence of dandruff.

It is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. Hair fall symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations, and modalities of the complaints.

Homeopathy medicines are the best medicines that are highly effective in promoting hair regrowth and reducing hair loss or curing baldness in the process. The homeopathy medicines for Hair fall are Fluoricum Acidum, Phosphorus, Calcarea Carbonica, Psorinum, Baryta Carbonica, Selenium, Mezerium, and Lycopodium Clavatum.