All that you need to know about your hair loss
Isn’t hair a proverbial allure? It gives your confidence a big boost. For women, it can lure their prince charming. Every woman therefore desires to have long, smooth curls with deep, rich luster. However, in reality around 40% of women today are battling hair loss . Hair loss has always been a concern for men since ages. However, today, about 25 per cent of men are experiencing hair loss before they attain the age of 21. Bad hair has cost many of them their jobs & girlfriends too! 41 per cent of men with full heads of hair were selected for job interviews as compared to only 27 per cent of balding men. It has been observed that divorce rates are higher in couples, where the man is losing hair, or going bald.
No wonder depression rates are higher in people suffering from hair loss. Are you one of them? If yes, take hair loss treatment. Hair loss is not just a cosmetic problem; but primarily a medical one with numerous causes. It is the first sign of distress within the body. Below are some of the medical causes of hair loss that you need to know about.
Medical causes of hair loss
Diabetes: Hair loss can predict an onset of diabetes. Hair starts thinning 5-6 weeks before the detection of diabetes.
Heart attack: Hair loss on the crown is said to imply a three-fold increased risk of heart disease in men.
Thyroid: When your thyroid isn't working properly, this hormonal imbalance can lead to health issues, one of which is hair loss.
Iron deficiency: Being iron deficient can lead to loss of hair. It affects nearly 60 per cent of women in India.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): A common hormonal disorder in women that leads to hair loss.
Stress: Stress, anxiety and depression can cause thinning of hair and vice versa.
Illnesses & medicines: Illnesses like flu or fever, such as malaria, can lead to hair loss. Hair loss can be a side-effect of some medications.
Hair fall treatment therefore needs to focus on treating the root cause of hair loss. It is necessary to diagnose the root cause of hair loss and get it treated. External cosmetic treatments like parlor therapies and hair fall control shampoos don’t help too much.
Homeopathy - A proven hair fall treatment
Homeopathy effectively treats the underlying cause of hair loss such as anaemia, thyroid and even emotional triggers like stress. As homeopathy medicines for hair loss are natural & safe, they treat hair loss without causing any side-effects.
- A study conducted in Scotland reports that 90 per cent of individuals with hair loss opted for homeopathy as the first line of hair fall treatment
- Clinical studies indicate that homeopathic medicines for hair loss are natural DHT-inhibitors. DHT (dihydrotesterone) is the hormone that triggers hair loss
- It has been found that the recurrence rate of patchy hair loss (alopecia areata) was just 9.1 per cent in patients treated with homeopathy, whereas it was as high as 50 per cent in patients who took conventional treatment for the disorder.
Now that you know which treatment to opt for, we also give few tips, which might help you control hair fall.
5 easy steps for hair fall control
Oil massage: Oiling your hair and scalp with warm oil once a week will help improve blood circulation. Use pure oil such as coconut oil or virgin olive oil.
Wash & condition your hair: Wash & condition your hair every alternate day. If you have short hair then you can wash it daily with a mild and gentle shampoo. Use shampoo with natural ingredients like Thuja & Henna.
Never tie up wet hair: It will lead to breakage of hair. Also, a damp wet scalp can become the breeding ground of bacteria. This is also the reason why you should never go to sleep with wet hair.
Stay away from sprays or gels and avoid excessive use of blow dryer: Do not use hair spray or gel in the monsoons as these stick to the scalp and cause dandruff. Excessive use of spray dryer can lead to hair breakage.
Eat well for good hair: Hair is protein. Therefore, a protein-rich diet helps. Go easy on junk food and add leafy vegetables, fruits, wholegrain, protein and iron-rich food to your diet. It will strengthen the hair follicles and prevent thinning of hair.