What is Hairfall? Why Homoeopathy?
Hair is the barometer of our health. We all lose about 50-100 strands everyday which is normal when you have a head full of hair. When you lose hair more than the normal limit then it becomes a reason to worry.
What we need to know about Hairfall…
Hair grows and falls in phases. This phenomenon is called as a Hair Cycle. Hair cycle has 3 phases.
- Growing / Anagen Phase: Hair grows about half an inch per month. Growing phase of the hair typically ranges from 3 to 7 years.
- Resting/ Catagen Phase: When hair stops growing it enters into resting / catagen phase. This lasts for 2-3 weeks.
- Falling/ Telogen Phase: After the hair has stopped resting it goes into falling or telogen phase. This lasts for about 3-4 months. During the falling phase hair become inactive and shed or fall. You can notice hair strands on your pillow, bed, clothing, comb or brush, sink while you bathe or shampoo. This is absolutely a normal phenomenon and is like “Ringing out the Old and Ringing in the New.”
At the end of the telogen phase hair once again enters the anagen phase and begins to grow back to normal size. This is normal hair cycle.
When hair falls excessively i.e. more than normal range it is called as Telogen Effluvium. There are several circumstances that produce a ‘shock to the system’, that alters the hair growth rhythm. These include: childbirth, high fever, sudden weight loss (crash dieting), recent surgery, severe illness, severe stress or loss (death in family/ loved one, break-ups, divorce, etc), nutritional deficiencies. When the root cause is taken care of, the hair fall will come back to its normal range.
Consult your homoeopathic doctor if you are going through a tough time with your hair. Homoeopathic treatment is the best for any scalp or hair problems.
Homeopathy is free from any 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.
Homoeopathy is a holistic medicine and treats the patient as well as the disease. Hair loss and iron-deficiency anemia can be treated with Homoeopathy without having 10 different medicines unlike conventional medicines.
Homoeopathy is a mind-body medicine. Homoeopathy treats not only the physical complaints, but also targets the mind and gently restores mind-body equilibrium- thus it treats the patient as a whole. This makes homoeopathy an excellent solution for hair problems related to the mind such as stress induced massive hair shedding.
Consume a diet rich in iron, such as dried figs, black raisins, green leafy vegetables, fruits and beans.
Include a good amount of proteins in your diet because protein is essential for replenishing ferritin stores in your body.
Never consume iron tablets without doing complete blood count and serum ferritin levels because if it is low then the doctor will be able to help you with the time required to take supplementations. Over supplementation of any vitamin tablets could cause hypervitaminosis (excess vitamins storage in body).