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Hair and homeopathy - part 1

Hair loss can be of more than 40 different types, and nearly 400 lakh men and 200 lakh women suffer from it. In adults, the most common type of hair loss happens to be Androgenetic Alopecia, a progressive disorder that worsens with age. It manifests typically as a receding hairline and balding over the crown area. A combination of various factors such as hormones [DHT-dihydrotesterone], heredity, smoking, stress and the intake of body-building steroids or creatin is known to cause it. It is also found to be associated with several medical conditions like coronary heart disease and enlargement of the prostate.

International studies have shown that the ingredients that certain homoeopathic medicines are made from are very useful in treating hair loss. Homoeopathic medicines like Thuja and Sabal Serrulata act as natural DHT inhibitors and therefore help to control hair loss.

Apart from medical treatment, there have been recent advances for hair restoration, hair transplantation being one of them. It is a daycare procedure in which hair follicles from the occipital or donor area (a horseshoe shaped pattern at the back of the head, generally resistant to DHT and genetically programmed to grow for life) are grafted into the recipient area (upper balding scalp/crown). The patient can sit back on the chair, watch TV, listen to music, get up to use the bathroom or take a nap without feeling any discomfort during the procedure. It is not painful and hair that grows naturally over a period of the next six months following the procedure is permanent and continues to grow for as long as you live.

Dr Batras has always been at the forefront of adopting innovative and state-of-the-art technologies and has constantly introduced novel value-adding services to maximize patient benefits.After seeing the need for hair transplant surgeries, we have now launched Dr Batras B Perfect Private Ltd.

Article by Dr Mukesh Batra
L.C.E.H., F.H.M.A. (U.K.), F.R.S.H. (Med) P.(Lon), M.D.H. (U.S.A.), F.B.I.H.(U.K.)