Common Causes Of Scarring Alopecia And Its Treatment


WE LOSE innumerable hair every day. This is normal as they grow back easily. Hence, there is no need to panic. A majority of  men and women lose hair when they grow older. Many people suffer from hair loss at young age also. It has adverse effects on one’s personality, interpersonal relationship, and self-confidence. Men suffering from hair fall are more depressed, causing more hair to fall.

Alopecia is thinning of hair or balding. There are three phases of the hair cycle. The first one is called the Anagen phase or growing phase of 2-6 years, the second one is called the Catagen phase of absorption, the third phase is known as the Telogen phase in which shedding of hair occurs.

Many disorders that affect our hair. The causes of hair loss vary from person to person. Nowadays, stress is a  common problem in our day to day life, due to fear of examination, mental or physical illness, loss of employment and family problems. These factors result in sudden hair loss. Suffering from diseases like fever, thyroid, Malaria or anemic symptoms are the prominent causes of baldness. The lack of nutritional diets can also harm one’s hair because inadequate consumption of protein causes severe hair loss. Women lose hair mainly due to the overuse of antibiotics and anesthesia drugs during surgery and after childbirth. Heavy blood flow during menstruation cycles in women can cause iron deficiency which results in hair fall. The use of many oral contraceptive tablets and hormonal imbalance too can cause hair fall. The deficiency of Zinc, excessive use of blow dryers and hair styling products aggravate the problem of hair fall.

We should think about the physical and psychological problems inherent in an individual for treating hair loss symptoms. Hair loss treatment needs to be handled with personalised care. Hair loss can be significantly cured by homeopathy, Allopathy and Ayurvedic treatments. The sepia drug is used for treating hairfall problems among women after giving birth. Nux Vomica is an effective drug used against the side effects of antibiotics. Patients with iron deficiency can take Ferrum Phos tablets. One should include green leafy vegetables, vitamins and proper minerals in their diet which can also reduce their incessant hair fall.

Hair nourishing products containing chemicals should only be used after a doctor’s prescription.  We should be gentle with our hair. Shampooing twice or thrice a week can also prevent hair loss by keeping the scalp clean from dust.

Some home remedies like egg white mixed with olive oil and honey paste can be applied to the scalp to prevent hair loss. Coconut oil also provides essential fats to promote hair growth. The consumption of green tea, beetroot juice, yogurt and honey, Aloe vera and Amla can also reduce the hair fall.  The inclusion of carrots, Spinach, milk products, boiled chicken and sweet potatoes in the diet can enhance hair growth.

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