35year old Tarun was suffering from grade 5 of male patterned baldness since 30years of age. He underwent a hair transplant when he was 32years. Since last 1 year he had again started experiencing thin hair and got worried as he did not wish to undergo a surgery this time. He visited a homoeopathic doctor as he was not very comfortable taking conventional medicines. He scalp was examined by the doctor. His detailed case study was done and he was given homoeopathic medicines. Slowly and steadily his condition stabilized and the quality of hair got better.
Male Pattern Baldness and Hair Transplant
Male pattern baldness (MPB) or Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA) is one of the principal forms of hair loss. It not just depletes the hair but it can also trigger major emotional and psychosocial problems, especially in young men. There is a decline in hair thickness or density of hair gradually. This is the best time to start appropriate and effective treatment to stall the slide.
Hairloss is primarily a result of excess male hormone (testosterone). Sounds a little technical but put simply, Testosterone + 5 Alpha Reductase (an enzyme) gets converted to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a major cause of hairloss in men. DHT reduces the growing phase and extends the resting phase of hair.
This results in Male Pattern Baldness. Hereditary factors, hormones, stress, chemical treatments, mismanagement of hair, dandruff, smoking, lack of sleep are known triggering for hair loss.
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure in which hair is picked from the back of the scalp (where even a balded man never loses hair) and is transplanted in the balded area. Men who are losing hair from top and frontal portion of the head (male patterned baldness) are ideal candidates. For hair to grow to your normal full length and observe the full result of the procedure, it may take around 9-12months. Preventing hair loss from the rest of your scalp is also important to get the ‘best-look’ post transplantation.
Homoeopathy for Hairloss
Homeopathy is free from any side-effects. Not only do homoeopathic medicines reduce hairloss but they also protect the body from harmful side-effects (such as decreased libido, ejaculation problems) that are common with conventional drugs.
Homoeopathic remedies such as Thuja Occidentalis or Sabal Serrulata have been used for treating hairloss in homoeopathy since 100 years. International clinical studies have proven that the two homoeopathic remedies cited natural DHT-inhibitor (hormone responsible for causing thinning of hair), i.e. they can control hairloss caused by DHT without side-effects.
Hair lotions available in market to control hair loss are very high in chemicals and can cause a chemical burns on the scalp skin leading to permanent hairloss and scars in the affected areas. Homoeopathy has no such side-effects as the medicines are oral medicines.
Include green tea and flaxseeds in your diet plan. They are useful to reduce the effect of DHT; they also help to prevent and control hair loss.
Have more fruits and vegetables in your diet helps to improve the circulation to the scalp which in turn helps to reduce DHT production.
Red meat should be avoided as it is a known DHT activator.
Speak to your homoeopathic doctor for appropriate dosage of the two homoeopathic remedies if they are indicated in your type of hairloss.
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