What Is Alopecia Areata?
Alopecia Areata is a condition where there is a hair loss from a particular part of the body.
It is an autoimmune disorder in which the hair follicles are damaged by our own immune system and mostly affects the scalp. Click to read about Causes of Alopecia Areata .
It is present in both males and females. The male and female ratio is 1.4:1.
- Small bald patches on scalp or beard
- Affects mostly scalp and beard but can occur in any hair bearing part of the body
- Hair easily pulls out on the edges of the patches where hair is already absent
- Hair loss is generally temporary, re-grows in 6 months to one year, but it is permanent when associated with other autoimmune diseases.
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What Can Alopecia Areata Lead To?
- Permanent hair loss
- Reduces self esteem, effects the quality of life
- Bad impact on emotional levels affecting the confidence levels of the patient
- Withdrawal from society and depression
- Can make toe and finger nails rough, pitting, thin and split. This is because of the autoimmune nature of the disease that can start affecting other external organs of the body.
How Well Homoepathy Works In Treatment For Alopecia Areata
Homeopathic Treatment For Alopecia Areata has shown great results as far as stoppage of hair fall as well as re-growth is concerned.
This is attributed to the fact that Homeopathy treats the cause of disease rather than merely working on superficial results.
The conscientious homeopathic physician takes the complete history of the patient in detail, including his present and past complaints, valid family history, as well as a detailed work-up on the life situation and nature of the person.
There are more than 150 remedies in Homeopathy that can be used for the treatment of this disease. Have a look at some of the remedies used in Treatment of Alopecia Areata. Each remedy has its own specific indication based on which it is prescribed to the patient.
- Natrum muriaticum- Easy falling out of the hair; it falls when touched or combed.
- Carbo vegetabilis- Falling of hair after delivering a child or as a consequence of severe illness.
- Sepia- Severe hair loss after chronic headaches.
- Vinca minor- Falling of hair accompanied with great itching of the scalp.
- Lycopodium- Indicated especially when hair falls, first on the vertex, later on the temples.