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Clinical Issues

Hair Loss

Hair loss is the shedding of hair from the scalp. It is a slow process that results in baldness if not controlled in time. Both men and women suffer from this disorder. Ayurveda denotes hair loss as ‘Khalitya’. As per Ayurveda, hair loss is the result of excess of pitta dosha or heat in the body. 
At any time, 90% of the hair follicles on a person’s head are growing. As we grow older, the rate of hair growth slows. The main causes of hair loss are: hormones, genetics, stress and disease, childbirth, drugs, burns and x-rays, autoimmune diseases, cosmetic procedures, medical conditions like thyroid, iron deficiency, anaemia, eating disorders, nutritionally deficient diet and low water consumption.
Some common symptoms of hair loss are listed below:
1. Patchy hair loss
2. Excessive shedding of hair
3. Dandruff
4. Itchy scalp
5. Scalp diseases
Hair loss can be categorised into various types like:
i. Male pattern baldness
ii. Female pattern baldness
iii. Anagen effluvium
iv. Telogen effluvium which temporary hair thinning
v. Alopecia areata which is balding in children
  • Include sprouts, fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily meals
  • Drink lots of water for easy removal of toxins from the body
  • Use nutritional supplements to give the much-needed nutrients to the body
  • Keep the scalp clean and maintain hygiene
  • Consult a dermatologist in serious cases
  • Do not experiment with different types of hair care products
  • Do not leave the scalp dirty or greasy
  • Do not put yourself under too much stress