Hair Loss: Effective Ayurvedic Remedies For Hair Fall

HAIR LOSS MEANING

Hair loss can affect both the scalp and/or the entire body. It can be caused due to heredity, hormonal changes, medical conditions or medications. Anyone – men, women, and children – can experience hair loss.1 Most people normally shed 50 to 100 hairs a day. Since new hair is growing in at the same time it doesn’t cause noticeable thinning of scalp hair. Hair loss occurs when this cycle of hair growth and shedding is disrupted or when the hair follicle is destroyed and replaced with scar tissue.



Hair loss is known as Khalitya in Ayurveda. Hair is a byproduct of bone formation; the tissue which is responsible for bone formation is also responsible for the hair growth. Early hair loss is related to the balance of the doshas and body type. People with excess Pitta in the sebaceous gland or at the root of the hair, are likely to lose their hair early in life.

CAUSES OF HAIR LOSS

The exact cause of hair loss is unknown, but may be related to the following factors:

  • Heredity
  • Hormonal changes
  • Medical conditions like skin disorders, scalp infections, hair-pulling disorder.
  • Radiation therapy
  • A trigger event such as a high fever, a death in the family or surgery
  • Certain hair treatments and hairstyles
SYMPTOMS OF HAIR LOSS

Hair loss can occur either gradually or all of a sudden. Some are temporary while others is permanent. Symptoms may include:

  • Gradual thinning on top of head
  • Circular or patchy bald spots on the scalp
  • Full-body hair loss
  • Patches of scaling that spread over the scalp
  • Sudden loosening of hair due to emotional or physical shock



DIAGNOSIS OF HAIR LOSS
There are several tests to help confirm the diagnosis of hair loss:
  • Blood test – to detect medical conditions related to hair loss, such as thyroid disease.
  • Pull test – pulling several dozen hairs to check the amount of hair coming out.
  • Scalp biopsy – to check whether an infection is causing hair loss.
  • Light microscopy – to uncover possible disorders of the hair shaft.
HAIR LOSS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

There are several tests to help confirm the diagnosis of hair loss:

  • Blood test – to detect medical conditions related to hair loss, such as thyroid disease.
  • Pull test – pulling several dozen hairs to check the amount of hair coming out.
  • Scalp biopsy – to check whether an infection is causing hair loss.
  • Light microscopy – to uncover possible disorders of the hair shaft.
DIET RECOMMENDATIONS (AAHAR)
  • Protein rich foods will help prevent hair fall and baldness. Include foods such as eggs, beans fish, low-fat cheese, yeast, soybean, and yogurt which will help in proper hair growth.
  • Increased intake of iron as it is essential for hemoglobin and blood formation. Increase the quantity of raisins, dates, green vegetables, etc.
  • Avoid foods responsible for thinning of like spicy, sugary foods, fried foods, caffeine, carbonated drinks, etc.
  • A lettuce and spinach juice helps in encouraging hair growth.



LIFESTYLE CHANGES (VIHAR)
  • Hair washing should be done with Amla and Shikakai
  • Hair loss can be prevented by oiling and be massaging the scalp. Coconut oil should be used on the scalp at least three times in a week.
  • Regular bowel movement is necessary. For constipation, a mild natural laxative can be used.
  • Aggravated doshas can be managed by regular exercise.
  • Increase in blood circulation and activation of sebaceous glands can be obtained by rubbing scalp after a hair wash.
  • Juice of green coriander leaves applied to the head is beneficial.
  • A paste of cooked green gram and fenugreek should be applied to the hair for two to three times a week.

 

 

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