51year old Ruchee suffered from hairfall since 6 months. She was losing more than 100 strands on an average per day. Her major stress was her son’s board exams. She felt that she was appearing for the exam and not her son. After detailed case study she was prescribed homeopathic medicines with tips on distressing techniques. She was also asked to do blood test for Iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3 levels. The reports showed all 3 to be low and she was advised diet and supplements for the same. Slowly and steadily her conditioned improved and her hairfall was under control.
The effect of stress on hairloss has been known for a long time. While it is natural to lose about 50-100 strands of hair each day, there is no reason for us to worry when our hair seems thin or it falls more than usual or falls in clumps or small bald patches appear. When this happens you think of stress as a factor affecting your health and in turn your hair. Stress triggered hairloss is generally short-term or temporary. Once the stress factor is reduced, there is often re-growth, although the process can take up to six months or more, provided no stressor exists. Chronic stress can cause substantial damage to your hair sometimes leading to permanent baldness.
Homeopathy in Stress and Hairloss
Homeopathy is by far the safest form of medical treatment for hairloss. Homeopathy is a mind-body medicine. Homeopathy not only treats the physical complaints but also targets the mind and gently restores the body-mind equilibrium- thus it treats the patient as a whole. This makes Homeopathy an excellent solution for hair problems related to mind, such a stress related patchy loss of hair (alopecia areata), hairpulling disorder (trichotillomania) or stress induced massive hair shedding. Homeopathic medicines are free from side-effects. Not only do homeopathic remedies reduce hairloss but they also protect the body from harmful effects such as decreased libido or ejaculation problems that are common with conventional drugs. Stress causes hormonal disturbances in the body like thyroid problems/ PCOS which are also known to cause hairloss and are very effectively treated with homeopathy.
Hair Care Tips
You are what you eat. Hairloss occurs when your diet is insufficient with adequate nutrients. Include black dates, black raisins, nuts, beans, green leafy vegetables, soya, eggs, lean meats, carrots, all fruits in your diet to get adequate nutrition. A healthy diet also helps to reduce stress. So eat colorful vegetables and fruits. Drink adequate water. Use a mild shampoo/conditioner and hair oil as recommended by your doctor. Seek help of a professional to help you deal more positively with you stress. Try some de-stressing techniques. Go for a walk, try deep breathing, yoga, meditation, put on some soothing music as it slows heart rate, lowers blood pressure and even decreases levels of stress hormones. Switch of the T.V. / Mobile/ laptop 1 hour before you sleep as uninterrupted computer use has been associated with stress, lost sleep and depression. Get yourself tested for Iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3. If you are found to be deficient on any ask your doctor and take necessary supplements.
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