Bald spots in your beard? You could be suffering from alopecia
The beard in its current cool avatar has become a trend, which is at its peak. Today, every second boy we see sports a beard. Beards have become so commonplace that they are the norm rather than the exception. More so if you are below 30. Everyone from trendy hipsters to actors, models, players, and businessman sports a beard. Now imagine the trauma of a guy who loses hair from his beard in patches? Wouldn’t it be embarrassing for the person to make a social appearance with the patchy beard?
Rohan, a 27-year-old, young professional in a marketing firm, spotted the first patch in his beard of half a cm. After a month, he saw another bald patch of around 6mm diameter on the same side of his beard. The patches grew to the point that he lost pretty much the entire right-hand side of his beard. He had no option but to go clean-shaven. He was so distressed over this condition and was afraid of losing hair in patches from the scalp.
Why men lose hair in patches from beard?
You may have heard about Alopecia Areata, which is one of the common forms of hair loss, where hair falls out in round patches. Hair can fall out from the scalp, beard (Alopecia Barbae), moustache, eyebrow, or any other part of the body. When not treated appropriately, it can progress to a total loss of hair on the scalp (alopecia totalis). These patches may appear suddenly, or in a relatively short span of time.
The condition is thought to be an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own hair follicles and suppresses or stops hair growth. The exact reason for this immune response is unknown. However, there can be certain contributory factors and underlying medical conditions that may trigger alopecia, such as genetics, hormones, chronic stress, thyroid disorder, and diabetes.
Can it be treated?
The good news is that in the majority of cases, hair fully grows back on its own. However, the timeframe is unpredictable! For severe cases, medical intervention is important as the patches grow bigger and may even spread to other body parts. The sooner you take the treatment, better are the results.
The most common treatment for alopecia areata is local, steroid injections with or without oral steroids. However, they may come with a host of side-effects like decreased libido and ejaculation problems. Chances of recurrence rate are also high as almost 50 percent with conventional methods of treatment for alopecia.
Alopecia treatment in homeopathy is the safest way to treat this condition. It has a good clinical record in the treatment of alopecia areata. One of the key reasons why it works effectively is that it targets and corrects the altered immune function of the individual and brings it back to normalcy, over a period of time. Thus, the results are long-lasting, and not superficial.
Homeopathic medicines for hair loss also promote re-growth of hair, and control the progress and spread of bald spots to other regions. Homeopathic medicines also help to deal with stress more effectively. They are absolutely free from side-effects.
Although your beard bald spots are a reason to feel upset, don’t just feel upset because your body is trying to tell you that something is ‘wrong’ in its ever-so-dramatic fashion - and you need to take action for it! Take homeopathic help if you or your loved one is losing hair from the beard or anywhere on the scalp.
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