Hair loss is equally devastating for both men and women, but the latter take it more seriously as for them, a head with thick long hair symbolizes beauty. And we all know how beauty conscious this creature on earth is! Unlike men, women suffer from generalized hair thinning over the entire scalp and rarely experience bald patches here and there, let alone complete baldness. But even a thinning head of hair can be devastating for a woman and she will try every possible solution to fix it.
There are tons of natural remedies and allopathic treatments that you can try to control and reverse hair loss. But people nowadays prefer homeopathic remedies more just because they are equally effective in treating hair loss issues and don’t have any side effects either.
But before discussing the homeopathic remedies let us have a look at some common causes of hair loss in women, as knowing the underlying cause allows the patient and the doctor to decide the right course of treatment. Just like men, women also lose hair due to various reasons, with nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalance and skin infections being three most common causes.
- Hormonal Changes – the most common cause of hair loss in women is hormonal imbalance. Every woman goes through different phases in her lifetime that greatly affect her hormone levels. These include puberty, pregnancy, nursing and menopause. A combination of genetics and hormonal changes results in female pattern baldness in women, the most common cause of hair loss in women, affecting over 40% of women at some stage in their lifetime.
- Nutritional Deficiencies – the second most common cause of hair loss in women is nutritional deficiency. Iron deficiency particularly can trigger hair shedding and even bald patches, if not diagnosed and addressed in time. Most women go iron deficient (anemic) during pregnancy and this leads to hair shedding after childbirth. Insufficient protein intake also causes the person to shed hair
- Skin Infection – another common cause of hair loss in women as well as men is skin infections. Most common types of skin infections that can trigger hair shedding in the affected areas include ringworm, folliculitis, contact dermatitis, fungal infection, dandruff and eczema of scalp.
HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR HAIR LOSS:
All of the above stated causes of women hair loss can be effectively treated with homeopathic medications.
Homeopathy for Hair Loss Due To Hormonal Changes in Women:
There is a wide range of homeopathic medicines used for treating hair loss due to hormonal imbalance. The medicine recommended changes with the underlying cause of hormonal imbalance. For example, Natrum muriaticum and Pulsatilla pratensis are two Homeopathic medicines used for treating hair loss in women after childbirth. Natrum muriaticum treats anemic hair loss in women post-delivery whereas Pulsatilla pratensis is prescribed to new moms suffering from hormonal fluctuations. Similarly Sepia Officinalis is another homeopathic medication for hair loss but it is used for treating hormonal changes in women during and after menopause.
Homeopathy for Anemic Hair Loss:
As stated above Iron deficiency, medically known as anemia, is one of the most common causes of hair loss in women, especially in new mothers. Some most commonly recommended medications for anemic hair loss in women include Calcarea phosphoric, Borax and Cinchona officinalis. Borax is for women suffering from anemic hair loss purely due to iron deficiency. Cinchona officinalis, on the other hand, is for women that go anemic after excessive bleeding due to irregular menstruation cycle or unusual bleeding after delivery.
Homeopathy for Skin Infections:
A wide variety of homeopathic medications is available for treating skin infections that can cause hair loss. Psorinum and Mezereum are homeopathic medicines for Eczematous hair loss. Thuja occidentalis and Kali sulphuricum, on the other hand, are for treating dandruff and the hair loss that accompanies it.
The above mentioned homeopathic medicines have without any doubt shown tremendous success in treating hair loss in women, but you should use them only after consulting with a homeopathic doctor. If you are not a great fan of homeopathy or you have failed to obtain desired results, allopathic medicines are always there. Visit some trichologist today for expert advice.