Androgenetic Alopecia, commonly known as male-pattern baldness or female pattern baldness, refers to a condition where your scalp evidently begins to show due to excessive hair loss. The condition may be a result of hereditary hair loss, stress, and a few more causes and reasons that we shall discuss as we move ahead in the article. Besides the Causes of Baldness, the article will also deal with the common symptoms, and most importantly Ayurvedic Treatment for Baldness.
Baldness is a common gender problem that begins with hair loss above both temples in men and recedes to form an “M ” shape. Total baldness is a rare scenario in women, but the hairline often begins to thin all over the scalp or sometimes complete baldness or extreme thinning in the crown area.
Causes of Baldness
A few of the most common causes of hair loss that leads to baldness are:
- Hereditary: Hair loss that is caused due to family inheritance or hereditary reasons is one that begins to show at early ages. This kind of hair loss tends to get severe with time in both men and women.
- Aging: Aging causes hair fall that causes bald spots or complete baldness in some cases. Baldness caused by aging is commonly seen in men and hair thinning and partial baldness or bald spots in women.
- Hormonal Changes: Changes in hormones bring about a lot of changes in the body. This sometimes also leads to excessive or mild hair fall, which can cause partial baldness, but in most cases, hair tends to grow back making this a temporary phase.
- Therapy or Radiation: Chemotherapy or radiation treatments for treating cancer cause baldness within one week of treatment’s commencement. This again is not permanent baldness as hair begins to regrow on the completion of the therapy.
- Scarring: Certain head injuries or burns cause serious hair fall due to the damage caused on the scalp, which creates bald patches. Under such circumstances again, hair regrows in some time.
- Diseases: Diseases like lupus, tuberculosis, skin cancer and, bacterial or fungal infections cause scars that prevent hair from re-growing in the affected area.
- Toxic Alopecia: Hair fall caused by thyroid, postpartum hair fall, or the one caused after a high fever or severe illness, may be classified as toxic alopecia. Heavy medications also lead to this kind of hair fall. Toxic alopecia marks temporary hair fall.
Symptoms of Baldness
Symptoms of balding differ for men and women. The following table will give you an understanding of each of them:
|Temples: Hair begins to thin around the vertex and temples.||On the Top: Hair thinning on the top of the head leaving the sides.|
|Top of the Head: Gradual thinning of hair at the top of the head leads to baldness over this patch eventually.||Widening: Blading on the wider part of the head is common in women.|
|Receding Hairline: Receding of hair that forms the shape “M”, making the hair-thin faster on the two sides in comparison to the middle of the scalp.||Across the Whole Head: this pattern opposes the Receding hairline in “M” shape in men.|
Ayurvedic Treatment for Baldness
Herbs for Baldness:
Brahmi, Bhringraj, Kumari (Aloe Vera), Ashwagandha, Fenugreek, Lavender, and Amla are considered to be wonder herbs in Ayurveda that facilitate hair growth and retention of hair volume thus helpful in the treatment of hair loss. Massaging your hair with a combination of these herbs or individual oils can help you get rid of dandruff, dirt, dead cells, and stress, all of which hinder hair growth.
Balanced and Ayurvedic Diet that is Rich in Nutrients:
A balanced diet that takes care of the nutrition of the body and hair includes cucumber, amla, pumpkin, green and leafy vegetables, dairy products such as milk, yogurt, peppermint, and coriander help in reducing hair tension that leads to breakage, repair damaged and dry hair, improve blood circulation in the scalp, and provide hair nourishment, thereby promoting regrowth of hair by activation of follicles.
Healthy and Stress-Free Lifestyle:
Maintaining a lifestyle that is active, healthy, free from stress, sleep sufficient, and includes exercising or any physical activity on a regular basis ensures overall fitness, boosts the processes of the entire body and stimulates proper growth and nourishment of hair.
Yoga Asanas that Stimulate Hair Growth:
Practicing yoga asanas not only rejuvenates the entire body but also regulates hair and muscle growth. Few asanas that help you get rid of baldness are:
- Balayam Yoga Mudra (Nail Rubbing)
- Pada hastana asana (Standing Forward Bend)
- Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
- Vajrasana (Diamond Pose)
- Uttanpadasana (Raised Feet Pose)
- Shashank – asana (Rabbit Pose)
Baldness can be treated if proper care and procedures are followed. The above-mentioned Ayurvedic Treatment for Baldness can provide you with magical and trusted results. For any kind of further guidance, contact us at IAFA as we can help you get through this process by providing your personal assistance. Book an appointment with us to get a consultation.