Alopecia refers to hair loss either diffusely or in patches not only on the scalp but elsewhere on the body like eyebrows, eyelashes or beard. The amount and severity of hair loss differ from person to person, so it is categorized into three types i.e. Alopecia areata where hair loss occurs in patches, Alopecia totalis where there is a total loss of hair on the scalp and Alopecia universalis in this type there is a loss of hair on the entire body.
Common causes of alopecia include chemotherapy, anemia, hypothyroidism, fungal infection, radiation therapy, lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis, HIV/AIDS, dandruff, malnutrition, Menopause, psoriasis, tinea infection, lichen planus on scalp, drugs like Anti-cancer drugs, Epilepsy drugs etc.
Hair loss is of two types:
The effective and safest treatment for alopecia is Homoeopathy. The primary intention of treating alopecia with Homoeopathy is to promote healthy hair follicle which in turn produces healthy hair. By treating the causative factor, it gives long-standing and established result.