About 50-100 hairs are shed daily without a reduction in density.The scalp contains, on average, 100 000 hairs.At least 25% of hair must be shed before a noticeable loss of density occurs.Hair loss counts consistently above 100 per day indicate excessive hair loss.Significant hair loss tends to block the shower drain or be visible all over the pillow.
This is the most common form of alopecia and is genetically determined as well as being androgen dependent. In women the pattern of hair loss is different to men. Diffuse thinning occurs on the top of the head (the crown) while the front hairline usually remains.
Alopecia areata, alopecia totalis and alopecia universalis
Alopecia areata is a disorder of the hair follicle causing a sudden onset of localised or diffuse hair loss. The features are complete hair loss (small patch or diffuse), a clean normal scalp, no inflammation and exclamation-mark, hairs. Small patches may recover spontaneously (usually 80%), while extensive (> 50% loss) has a variable course.
Alopecia totalis, which involves the total scalp, has at best a 50% chance of recovery in a fit adult. In alopecia universalis the eyebrows and eyelashes are also affected.
In this irreversible condition hair follicles are damaged. A scalp biopsy is essential to determine the diagnosis. Apart from obvious causes, such as trauma, severe burns, a carbuncle and scalp ringworm with kerion, the causes are:
This is increased shedding of telogen hairs, which can be triggered by a variety of stresses, including severe stress, childbirth, febrile illness, trauma, crash dieting and cessation of the OCP.
Typical features: stressful event ® 2-4 months gap to diffuse hair loss with white bulbs on end of the hair ends.
If Uncomplicated, recovery can be expected in 6 months. If there is a concern about non-recovery, an option is the use of topical minoxidil for a minimum of 4 months.
This is hair loss during the anagen phase and is typically seen in association with cancer chemotherapy. Anagen hair shafts are identified by their long and pigmented hair bulb (compared with the white bulb of telogen). The follicle may remain in anagen, leading to a quick recovery or move into telogen, thus delaying growth by about 3 months.
Trichotillomania (hair pulling) This is patchy hair loss caused by deliberate plucking or twisting of hair shafts. It is common (by habit) in young children but in older children and adults it may be an obsessive-compulsive disorder often associated with stress.
Homoeopathic Hair Solution
We offer complete recovery in Atopecia areta
We offer complete recovery in acute hairfall due to sickness disease
We offer complete cure of trichotillomana (hair pulling)
However in male and female pattern balding complete recovery is not possible but we can onset reverse the phenomenon depending on how the patient response and what is the severity balding