Wondering what went wrong that your hair just went off all of a sudden? You might be suffering from alopecia areata. It is an autoimmune disease that targets the healthy cells of the body mistakenly by considering those as foreign cells.
The disease can appear first in childhood, however, that’s not necessary as it might occur at any age, disappear, and then can relapse.
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Alopecia Areata affects your head in general, where it causes baldness that leads to a smooth bare scalp. But, it can also cause a loss of hair or change in hair patterns on the eyebrows, arms, legs, or any other hairy parts of the body.
Symptoms of Alopecia Areata:
The noticeable symptoms of alopecia areata are:
● Hair loss in patches
● The pain and itching in the scalp
● Hyperpigmentation in the bald areas
● Pitted white or yellow nails
One should be careful of triggers that could lead to a loss of hair. Excessive stress, foods with high sugar content, excessive alcohol, and smoking are the common triggers of the condition that you can avoid. Your doctor might also look out for diseases, such as thyroid, lupus, or any other autoimmune diseases. People with diseases such as arthritis and type 1 diabetes have high chances of developing alopecia areata.
Men may experience hair loss in patches in body areas like the face, scalp, chest, and. While in women, it is more severe, wherein hair loss takes place on the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes.
It could generate fear in many as the pattern of hair loss is sudden, it can stop in between but can start again at any point of time over a lifetime. But, not to worry as hair loss resulting due to alopecia areata is not permanent. If the autoimmune disorder is reversed, hair growth can start again.
Treatment for Alopecia Areata:
Conventional treatments available are generally topical agents that you can apply to your scalp to help stimulate hair growth.
Immunosuppressants as oral tablets are used to improve hair growth. The drugs work on immune cells to remove the grip of the immune attack from hair follicles.
However, conventional treatments have the risk of major side-effects that can hamper the functioning of vital organs of your body. Hence, it is advisable to go for much safest options like homeopathic treatment for alopecia areata.
Homeopathic Treatment for Alopecia Areata:
Homeopathy is the field of medicine, where the focus is on holistic wellness. Emotional, mental, and physical health is analyzed to identify the triggers leading to alopecia areata. Triggers could be excessive stress, the past’s not so pleasant memories buried in the subconscious mind projecting itself as hair loss.
A lack of vital minerals could also lead to hair loss. All such hidden causes are taken into account when one goes for a homeopathic treatment for alopecia areata.
Reversal of the immune disorder is the focus when the infection is stopped from spreading to the entire scalp. Homeopathy can work best in the early stages to mid-stages.
The homeopathic medicines strengthen the immune system to make it efficient enough to fight back effectively. Some of the effective homeopathic medicines for alopecia areata are:
The treatment is prescribed on a case-to-case basis, and it is unique for each individual. By strengthening the immune system and treating internal factors causing hair loss, the hair loss is reversed by acting as a stimulant to hair growth.
The duration of homeopathic treatment might vary from four months to two years, based on the severity. In the case of large patches in the advanced stage of the disease, it might take much a longer time to recover from baldness.
One can go for personal hair care as well along with homeopathic treatment. Some remedies for alopecia areata are listed below.
It is highly recommended to avoid dryness of the skin for better hair care. Regular moisturizing of hair would prevent diseases, such as psoriasis and alopecia areata. One can use coconut oil, castor oil, jojoba oil, or rosemary oils to promote hair growth. The anti-inflammatory properties would help in the reversal of hair loss.
Applying certain natural hair oils and juices prevents hair damage and aids hair growth. One can opt for onion or neem extracts.
3.Hair Care/ Hygiene:
One must follow basic hygiene practices, such as using a fresh handkerchief while wearing a helmet, covering the hair in pollution and high-intensity sunlight, washing on an alternate basis with a mild shampoo/ sulfate, and paraben-free shampoo.
In case of a lack of iron and proteins in the body, the immune system weakens which results in conditions like low energy levels, hair loss, and similar conditions. It is best to have foods rich in keratin like yogurt. Have red foods, such as apples and beetroot, along with citrus fruits rich in Vitamin C for the efficient absorption of minerals for regulating hair fall and promoting recovery from hair loss.
Several factors, such as genetics, fungal infection, or hormonal factors, can trigger alopecia areata, however, homeopathy has the potential to stop the spread of the disease condition and to promote the spread of smiles with hair growth all over again.
So, if you happen to suffer from alopecia areata at any time, count on homeopathy without a second thought.