Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disorder, which causes loss of hair in patches. It is not life threatening condition but can be emotionally devastating. It can affect both men and women at any age. The disease can also be triggered by mental and emotional stress.
Alopecia areata generally occurs in genetically predisposed individuals. It could be associated with atopy (genetic tendency to develop allergy), thyroid disorders and diabetes. It could also be seen in people who suffer from grief, sadness, negative thoughts, loss of loved ones, anxiety and worries.
Alopecia areata presents as coin shaped smooth patches, short and easily extractable hair. This disorder can become active and can spread easily involving loss of entire body hair. Alarming signs would be severe hair loss, rapid increase in new patches, spreading of old patches and loss of body hair. Treatment progress become slow if the person is suffering from thyroid disease, atopic disease and if they have lost hair from the margins which is known as ophiasis pattern.
Efficacy of Homoeopathy in Alopecia Areata
Homoeopathy is effective in immune stimulation, in the regulation of acute or chronic inflammatory processes.
Homoeopathic medicines are natural medicines which slow down the rate of new patches and limit the spread of disease.
Homoeopathic medicine helps to reduce the frequency and intensity of the patch formation.
Homeopathy regulates the hair loss and hair growth cycle without disturbing other organ functions.
Homoeopathic medicine also helps to assist regrowth is the patches.
Homoeopathy is a holistic science hence it also helps to treat emotional triggering factors very effectively.
Homoeopathic medicines being natural have no side-effects unlike conventional medicines which can cause irritation to the skin and could even cause permanent scarring in the patch in worst cases.
Homoeopathy aims at building immunity which helps to prevent the recurrence of the disease.
Homoeopathy helps to improve the quality of life and build confidence.
Increase intake of proteins like soya, fish, eggs, chicken, beans and legumes.
Have adequate fruits and green leafy vegetables in your diet daily.
Add raw unprocessed nuts to your diet.
Include pumpkin seeds and flaxseeds as they nourish your hair from the roots.
Keep yourself well hydrated by drinking adequate water.
Avoid smoking and better still if you can give up smoking as it is bad for hair and could lead to hairloss.
Reduce stress levels with relaxation techniques such as yoga and meditation.
Chuck out refined and processed food from your diet which slows down the process of healing.
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