Hair Disorders & Ayurvedic Treatments

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Dr. Amit Dutta

Posted By : Dr. Amit Dutta - B.A.M.S. , M.D.

Posted On : Dec 16, 2012 (Views : 1469)

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Androgenetic Alopecia - A commonest cause of hair loss in both men and women. It is commonly known as male pattern baldness. It is caused by a combination of 3 factors - testosterone (the male hormone), age (after 20 years of age) and hereditary. It usually affects women later in life than men.

Alopecia Areata - this usually results in a patchy loss of hair. The exact cause is unknown; study says it is a Immune system Disorder.

Telogen Effluvium - diffuse loss of hair, which may occur 2 to 4 months following childbirth, or from high fever, acute illness, physical and emotional stress and crash dieting.

Chronic Illness - Due to dietary deficiencies like Iron. Thyroid diseases, syphilis and connective tissue disease are examples, which may cause hair loss.

Scalp Diseases - fungal and bacterial infection, and other local scalp diseases.

Excessive traction on the hair - for example tight curling and hair styles (corn-braiding, pony-tails). Drug Induced - anti-cancer drugs and anticoagulants are some of the drugs which may cause hair loss.

Alopecia Baldness (alopecia), or severe hair loss, is much more common in men than in women. It can result from genetic factors, aging, local skin conditions, and diseases that affect the body generally (systemic diseases). Herbal remedies increase circulation, disinfect the scalp and stimulate hair growth.

Male-pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss affecting men. It's rare in women and children because it depends on the presence of the male hormones (androgens), and levels of these hormones are high in males after puberty. The hair loss usually begins on the sides, near the front, or on the top of the head toward the back.

Female-pattern baldness or female hair loss is less common than male-pattern baldness. Usually, this condition causes the hair to thin in the front, on the sides, or on the crown. It rarely progresses to total hair loss.


Ayurvedic Treatment

AYUR SUDHA Advocates the treatment of hair Disorders according to the Prakuriti of Patient

1. Know the body constitution

2. Vitiated Dosha Assessment

3. Oral Herbal Treatment

4. External Application of herbal oils , Shampoo , Lotions.

5. Panchakarma – Shirodhara – Shiro Picchu – Shiroabhayang – Shirolepare all panchakarma procedures which are very helpful in hair disorders

Herbs are generally a safe way to strengthen and tone the body's systems. As with any therapy, you should work with your health care provider to diagnose your problem before starting any treatment.

The popularity of Ayurvedic treatment for hair fall is resulted from the proven healing techniques of Ayurveda and natural healing remedies involving use of natural herbs and herbal formulations in treating many such chronic health syndromes that are most common nowadays. In most cases Ayurvedic treatment for hair loss provides quick result and consequently they are very popular.

Ayurvedic treatment of hair loss is aimed at pacification of Pitta through a customized diet and lifestyle regime, along with medication. A combination of diet, herbs, oil massage, meditation, aromatherapy, breathing and yoga can be beneficial in addressing the problem of hair loss and premature graying of hair.

Ayurvedic science in relation to the treatment of any type of health disorders look at the disease as a malfunction of the physical system that pertains to one of the three main dominant organic characteristics, namely Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

Now these distinct physical characteristics in different levels of conformity and relation with one another can form end number of different functional characteristics that are addressed according to the disease and health disorders. As per Ayurvedic science excessive Pitta Dosha or irregularities associated with Pitta characteristic is mainly responsible for hair fall in most cases.

Ayurvedic herbal formulations depending on your physical characteristics or Doshas as termed in Ayurveda can be useful as medicinal treatment for hair fall. Remember only a recognized Ayurvedic physician should be consulted before taking any Ayurvedic medicine.

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