Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Dictionary Meaning -
(according to Dorland's pocket medical Dictionary)

                  Baldness; Absence Of Hair From Skin Areas Where It Is Normally Present.

Androgenetic Alopecia -  A Progressive, Diffuse, Symmetric Loss Of Scalp Hair, Believed Due To A Combination Of Genetic Predisposition And Increased Response Of Hair Follicles To Androgens, In Men Beginning Around Age 30 With Hair Loss From The Vertex And Frontoparietal Regions ( Male Pattern Alopecia Or Male Pattern Baldness ), And In Women Beginning Later With Less Severe Hair Loss From The Vertex And Frontocentral  Area Of The Scalp ( Female Pattern Alopecia Or Female Pattern Baldness ).

Alopecia Area'ta - Hair Loss, Usually Reversible, In Sharply Defined Areas, Usually Involving The Beard Or Scalp.

Cicatricial Alopecia - Irreversible Loss Of Hair Associated With Scarring, Usually On The Scalp.

Female Pattern Alopecia - Androgenetic Alopecia.

Male Pattern Alopecia - Androgenetic Alopecia.

Alopecia Tota'lis - Loss Of Hair From The Entire Scalp.

Traction Alopecia - Traumatic Alopecia Due To Continuous Or Prolonged Traction On The Hair, Such As In Certain Hairstyles Or In The Habit Of Compulsively Twisting Ones Own Hair.

Traumatic Alopecia - Hair Loss Caused By Injury To The Hair Follicles In A Given Area, Such As By Rubbing, Traction, Or A Chemical Agent.

Alopecia Universa'lis - Loss Of Hair From The Entire Body.

Pathological Point Of View -

Causes :

  • Androgenic.
  • Nutritional Deficiency.
  • Infection.
  • As A Part Of Side Effects Of Several Drugs.
  • Trauma.
  • Air & Water Pollution.

PathoPhysiology :

  • Hair Follicle Growth Occurs In Cycles. 

  • Each Cycle Consists Of A Long Growing Phase (Anagen), A Short Transitional Phase (Catagen) And A Short Resting Phase (Telogen). 

  • At The End Of The Resting Phase, The Hair Falls Out (Exogen) And A New Hair Starts Growing In The Follicle Beginning The Cycle Again.

    • Normally, About 40 (0–78 in men) Hairs Reach The End Of Their Resting Phase Each Day And Fall Out.
    • When More Than 100 Hairs Fall Out Per Day, Clinical Hair Loss (Telogen Effluvium) May Occur.
    • A Disruption Of The Growing Phase Causes Abnormal Loss Of Anagen Hairs (Anagen Effluvium).
    Different Types Of Baldness :

    • Alopecia Universalis : 

    •  Alopecia Totalis :
    • Alopecia Areata :

    •  Male Pattern Alopecia :

    •  Female Pattern Alopecia :

    •  Traumatic Alopecia : 

    For More Details :-

    Home Remedies For Alopecia -

    1. Coconut Milk -

       Most Probable Mode Of Action- Not Known!

    2. Aloe vera -

                           Most Probable Mode Of Action- Not Known!

    3. Oil Massage -

       Most Probable Mode Of Action- Not Known!

    4. Amla -

                          Most Probable Mode Of Action- Not Known!

    5. Neem Treatment -

       Most Probable Mode Of Action- Not Known!

    For More Details :

    Ayurvedic Medicines For Alopecia -

     Allopathic Medicines For Alopecia -

    1. First Examine The Scalp For Dandruff, & Seborrhoic Dermatitis. If Seen Treat First. 
    2. Local Applications :
    • Vit E 
    • Steroid Lotions.

    Instructions For The Patients Of Excessive Hair Loss :

    • High Protein Diet - Milk, Pulses, Beans, Sprouts, Cereals, Eggs.
    • For Hair Bath, Do Not Use Very Hot Water. Use Warm Or Cold Water.
    • Comb Hair When They Are Dry. Wet Hair Are Weak.
    • Dry The Hair Naturally. Avoid Blow Drier & Strong Heat.
    • Cover Hair, While Travelling In Sun Or On Scooter.
    • Use Protein Shampoo 2 Times / Week.

      If  No Response, Ask For Investigations ;-
    • The Pull Test.
    • The Pluck Test.
    • Scalp Biopsy.
    • Daily Hair Counts. (Counting The Number Of Hair Loss)
    • Trichnoscopy.

    Homoeopathic Treatment For Alopecia -

    One Single Simple Drug Substance In Its Most Suitable Potency, According To Symptom Similarity Based On Totality!

    In Case Of Alopecia, List Of Useful Remedies (According To REPERTORY
    by Oscar E. BOERICKE, M.D.) Are As Below-


    Brittle, harsh, dry -- Bad., Bell., Bor., Graph., Kali c., Plumb. m., Psor., Sec., Staph., Thuya.
    Falling out (alopecia) -- Alum., Ant. c., Ars., Arundo, Aur., Bac., Bar. c., Calc. c., Calc. iod., Carbo v., Chrysar., Fluor. ac.Graph., Hyper., Kali c., Lyc., Mancin., Mez., Nat. m.,Nit. ac., Petrol., Phos. ac.Phos., Pix liq., Selen.Sep., Sil., Strych. ars., Syph.Thallium, Thuya, Thyr., Sphingur., Vinca, Zinc. m.
    Greasy -- Benz. nit., Bry., Merc.
    Gray, premature -- Lyc., Phos. ac., Sec., Sul. ac.
    Tangled, in bunches -- Bor., Fluor. act., Lyc., Psor., Tub., Vinca.

    For Detail Study Of Above Mentioned Individual Remedy From HOMŒOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
    by William BOERICKE, M.D.:-

    Surgery In Case Of Irreversible Pathology -

    • Hair Transplant.

    Special Thanks To Damini Rathwa.

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