What is the best hair loss treatment? ‘Change your diet, Change your hair’ say some researchers. “Hair transplant Surgery is the only option” claim some experts. ‘The only shampoo that has proven to reduce hair fall by 50%, scream some advertisements. So whom do you believe?
The best hair loss treatment is the one that treats the cause of your hair fall. Hair loss can be caused by reasons varying from genes to fungus to mental disorders to sudden weight loss or even tight ponytails! It is very important to know what is the cause of your hair loss, because that will decide your hair loss treatment.
It’s in your Genes
Male or Female pattern baldness usually occurs in the form of a receding hairline in men and thinning hair in women. At Life Force Homoeopathy, Dr Rajesh Shah has seen that male and female pattern baldness does not respond too well to homoeopathy.
If cosmetic appearance is a major issue for you, you can consider the option of hair transplant. However, you need to bear in mind the expense, irreversibility, discomfort and risk of infection.
Not Eating Well
Many minerals and vitamins are essential for maintaining the health of the hair follicle and in the hair growth cycle. Deficiency of Vitamins A, B, C, E, iron, proteins, zinc or folic acid may be responsible.
In case of a mild deficiency, a well balanced diet may be all that is needed. In case of a severe deficiency, additional supplements and homoeopathic medicines to ensure better absorption are advisable.
Diseases or their Treatments at fault
Diseases that affect the kidney, liver, thyroid or skin diseases that affect the scalp like Psoriasis or Lichen Planus or Ringworm or a mental condition called trichotillomania may be responsible for causing hair loss. It goes unsaid that treating the root cause of hair fall is of utmost importance in such cases. Homoeopathy offers excellent scope in the treatment of diseases like Lichen Planus and Psoriasis.
Hair loss may also occur after long debilitating diseases like typhoid, high fevers or surgery.
Another condition is traction alopecia where hair loss is caused due to tight ponytails, tight braids, tight headbands or repeated friction by head gear persistently pulling on the hair roots. Stopping the trauma to the hair roots and homoeopathic treatment for hair loss gives good results, provided there has been no permanent damage to the hair follicles.
Conversely, certain allopathic medications like drugs for cancer, depression, joint pains, high BP and heart problem can also cause hair fall. In such cases, your doctor may be able to prescribe a change in these medicines.
Stress – the Omnipresent Devil
Among multiple other illnesses that stress can cause, hair loss can also be caused by stress. Certain events like an emotional shock, a death in the family, menopause or pregnancy can also trigger hair fall. In addition to Yoga, Pranayam and relaxation techniques, Homoeopathic medicines help in combating stress.
Thus, hairfall can be caused by a host of reasons. It is very important to identify this cause before you start hair loss treatment. To know if Homoeopathy can help you for your hairfall, do get in touch with us at Life Force Homoeopathy today.