Hair loss is very common disorders in human belonging to every age group . Hair loss (alopecia) affects men and women and often significantly affects social and psychologic well-being. Although alopecia has several causes, a careful history, close attention to the appearance of the hair loss, and a few simple studies can quickly narrow the potential diagnoses. Androgenetic alopecia, one of the most common forms of hair loss, usually has a specific pattern of temporal-frontal loss in men and central thinning in women. Topical minoxidil has approved to treat men and women, with the addition of finasteride for men. Telogen effluvium is characterized by the loss of “handfuls” of hair, often following emotional or physical stress. Alopecia areata, trichotillomania, traction alopecia, and tinea capitis have unique features on microscopic examination that aid in diagnosis. Evaluating and treating hair loss (alopecia) is an important part of primary care, yet many physicians find it complex and confusing. Hair loss affects men and women and frequently has significant social and psychologic consequences. Therefore it is highly imperative to find safe alternative or a new therapy to treat such hair losses. RCHMA has developed a new homoeopathic formulation to treat all kind of hair disorders. Formulation “HAIR LOSS” is highly efficient to treat various disorders. About more than 4000 diagnosed cases of hair loss are well treated. Some cases were detailed in the present paper.A detail review of its efficiencies are explored in the paper for general as well as scientific interest.
We have approximately 5 million hairs on our body. Of these, about 150,000 are found on our scalp. Human hair follicles act independently of each other. Every follicle follows a common growth pattern, although its life cycle is determined by age and location on the body, and can be modified by a variety of factors. (Messenger AG. Related Articles 1993)
Each hair grows from a pocket in the skin called the hair follicle. During its growing phase, the follicle has a bulb-shaped bottom, the center of which is called the dermal papilla .The papilla is fed by very small blood vessels, which bring it food and oxygen and take wastes away. The papilla is highly sensitive to hormones. It is here that hormones and chemicals secreted by your body (or injected as a medicine) work on the hair, making it grow faster, slower, or not at al.
The color of our hair is determined by pigmented cells growing at the dermal papilla. These cells (melanocytes) , contain a chemical pigment (melanin - stained dark purple-FIGURE-2). The amount and density of melanin in these cells determines the exact color of your hair. The color, shape and thickness is in a large part determined by genetics...just look at your folks! Marshall RC, Orwin DF, Gillespie JM1991 Powell BC, Rogers GE1997 Lee LD, Baden HP1975)
Sebaceous glands surrounding the hair root secrete oil (sebum) while salt-water (perspiration) is secreted from nearby sweat glands. The sebum oil protects the hair and keeps it shiny and waterproof, while the sweat is a way for the body to cool down if it’s too hot.
Hair is actually composed of a protein called keratin. It’s the same protein found in our nails and in our skin. Amino acid-cysteine is the key component of this protein. (TABLE-1)
The life cycle of a hair is composed of three phases: “anagen” (active growth), “catagen” (transition) and “telogen” (resting). The anagen phase lasts about 1000 days, the catagen phase lasts a few weeks, and the telogen phase lasts about 100 days. At any given time, about 90% of hairs are in the anagen phase. (Courtois M, Loussouam G, Hourseau S, Grollier JF1996. Paus R1998}
During the resting stage of the cycle of hair growth, the hair follicle relaxes its hold on the hair shaft bulb, and the bulb of the hair shaft moves closer to the surface of the skin. Over time, normal hair movement and shampooing cause the hair shaft to loosen further. Eventually the hair is shed. Shedding hairs is normal. On average we shed about 15-20 hairs each day
Hair loss in women is unlike male pattern of balding Female pattern balding is not associated wire recession of the line.
Cancer treatments such as
Other diagnostic parameters to establish the cause of hair loss include Hair pull test, Hair root culture, Hair analysis, Scalp scraping, Scalp biopsies, blood levels of estrogen, Progesterone, androgenic concentration, concentration of thyroids hormones, iron and copper , Lymphocyte or RBC in plasma. (Rippon J.W., 1988. Medical Mycology. Gupta Girish, Srivastava A.K. 2000)
If the patient has or reports...
Systemic/chronic illness (e.g., autoimmune disorder, cancer)
Alopecia areata, cicatricial alopecia, telogen effluvium
Infection (systemic or local)
Cicatricial alopecia, telogen effluvium, tinea capitis
Medication exposure (especially chemotherapy) or serious illness within previous three to four months
Psychiatric disorder (e.g., psychosis, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder)
Physical stress (e.g., surgery, pregnancy, malnutrition) or life-threatening psychologic stress
Tight braids or "pulled-back" hairstyle
Signs and symptoms of hormonal abnormalities
Hirsutism, amenorrhea, infertility
Androgenetic alopecia (women)
Hypothyroidism, other endocrinopathies
Alopecia areata, telogen effluvium
Hair loss disorder
Female androgenetic alopecia
Prolactin, FSH, LH, DHEAS
TSH, other endocrine tests
Alopecia areata, telogen effluvium
ESR, ANA, RF
Culture swab, KOH examination, fluorescence with Wood's lamp*
Hair-pull test with microscopic evaluation
White bulb on shaft
Tinea capitis, environmental/external factor, systemic disease
Same as above
Mid-shaft, fractured hairs
Alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis
Same as above
Increased telogen:anagen ratio
Unclear etiology, mixed signs/ symptoms, failure to improve with treatment
A normal catagen hair that has a green center both in the bulb and the stem of the hair. Green means good in the center part of the hair (FIGS-1-15)
The green stays in the bulb. The
Stress causes a hair bulb to shred. Heavy stress is evident in a microscopic analysis. Stress has become one of the top causes of hair loss (that we see) for women. The hair to the left is a physically stressed hair from chemotherapy but emotional stress has a similar (FIG-4)
Sebum can build up and plug a follicle. It can wrap around the bulb and affect the dermal papilla reproduction(FIG-5)
There are so many fungal species are known to cause hair mycoses. Most important fungal species are
Treatment options for AGA focus on decreasing androgen activity. Minoxidil (Rogaine) and finasteride (Propecia) are the only medications approved allover the world for treatment. Minoxidil is available without a prescription as a 2-percent topical solution that can be used by both men and women and as a 5-percent
solution (Rogaine Extra Strength) that should be used by men only. The mechanism of action by which minoxidil promotes hair growth is unknown, but it appears to act atthe level of the hair follicle. Minoxidil is an effective treatment for male and female AGA and is recommended as first-line treatment
Minoxidil should be applied twice daily, and one year of use is recommended before assessing its efficacy. Women also may benefit from adjunctive treatments such as estrogen (hormone replacement or oral contraceptives) or spironolactone (Aldactone). In men, minoxidil may work better in areas with higher concentrations of miniaturized hairs, and its efficacy may be increased by the synergistic use of once-daily tretinoin (Retin-A) applied at separate times during the day Minoxidil does not work on completely bald areas and has relatively few side effects.
Finasteride inhibits 5α-reductase type 2, resulting in a significant decrease in dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. Studies have shown that, compared with placebo, 1 mg per day of finasteride slows hair loss and increases hair growth in men.Dosages as low as 0.2 mg per day result in decreased scalp and serum DHT levels in men, although the DHT levels may not correlate clinically with changes in hair loss.
Finasteride has relatively few side effects, and a dosage of 1 mg per day costs higher. Women who could be pregnant should not handle finasteride, because it may cause birth defects in a male fetus. Finasteride has not proved effective in the treatment of female AGA and is not approved for use in women. Continued use is required to maintain benefits.
Spironolactone, an aldosterone antagonist with antiandrogenic effects, works well as a treatment for hirsutism and may slow hair loss in women with AGA, but it does not stimulate hair regrowth. Estrogen may help to maintain hair status in women with AGA, but it also does not help with regrowth. Few controlled studies have examined the many non–FDA-approved hair growth agents such as cyproterone acetate, progesterone, cimetidine (Tagamet), and multiple non-prescription and herbal products. In all forms of alopecia, hairpieces and surgical transplants can produce satisfactory results but are expensive.
This ‘HAIR LOSS’ is a result of 5 year research of Dr. A. K. Srivastava available only from our centre as Doctor Prescription. 80% patient are cured with this Hair Loss treatment. However 15% are cured with special hair loss treatment after necessary investigations. 5% patient are not cured et.al. Re-growth of hair loss was noted in 80% patient. Limitations to re-growth of hair is age factor. Patients MORE THEN 35 YEARS has very little chances of hair re-growth if hair loss is due to your genetic setup in both the male or female but the further hair loss can be fully controlled or delayed. For this you have to take Registration in O.P.D of Research Centre For Human Mycoses & Allergy.
A 18 year old male suffered from hair loss slowly with excessive sebum release and heavy stress of carrier. The patient cured within six month with homoeopathic drugs.
A 12 year old boy contacted for homeopathic treatment for dry scaly infection with severe itching on scalp Patient was suffering from two years. He was treated with antifungal drugs- Gris OD for thee months and improved upto 80 percent but recurrence was noted as medicine was withdrawn. Patient was suspected for fungal infection and scrapings from scalp was observed in KOH mount ,direct culture. Culture yielded pure colony of Microsporom gypsum and disease is considered as Tenia Capities. Patient was well treated with Nat. mur 30, IM, Petroleum 30 Teleurium 30 and Mezerium 30 . No recurrence of infection is claimed. After completing treatment scrapping was negative forfungal infection
A 28 year male observed patchy hair loss from mustache and barbae area since four month with intense itching . Patient applied some natural extracts or medicine obtained from local practicner but no any relief was noted, and patient is referred to MHCDR for homeopathic Treatment. In MHCDR diagnosis was confirmed as tenia capities and the causal agent isolated was identified as Microsporum gypseum . Serological test of diluted culture filtrate of
A 37 year old working female contacted. MHCDR for the treatment of heavy hair loss from scalp since past two years. Scalp was visible with such hair loss, She was also suffering from Leucoderma of skin however there was no any significant complaints related to hair otherwise she is normal .Her hair was culture for isolation of fungus and yielded Microsporum Sp. Patient was well treated with homeopathic medicine. And no recurrence was reported till publication
A 19 year old female have got registered from Sultan pur for her treatment in MHCDR .She was heavely infected total scalp, eyebrows and even face since six moths. She was under treatment of antibiotics but no any respose was received. Root culture and koh mount showed presence of Aspergillus flavus. She was well treated by homeopathic drugs i.e. hair loss
A 14 year old female noticed patchy hair loss with dandruff and itching. The patient is cured within 4 months with homoeopathic drugs.
A 41 year old male patient suffered from Hadgken disease (Cancer) and received Chemotherapy and lost full hair from scalp and all over body but reoccurrence of hair could not takes place up-to 6 years. As patient received hair loss treatment full growth of hair was noted within 9 months with homoeopathic treatment
A 25 years old female patient noticed hair loss upto 200 hair/ day in the pattern of Andogenic Alopicea. There patient was treated for hair loss and re-growth. After 6 months of treatment 60 percent of re-growth hair was achieved with homoeopathic treatment.
A 30 years old male started hair loss typically in female pattern due to imbalance of sex hormone. Patient was treated with hair loss treatment within 6 months with homoeopathic drugs
A 32 year male complaints diffuse hair loss withdandruff and itching On the examination of hair koh mount and root culture , hair was found infected with microsporum sp patient was fully trated with antifungal homeopathic drugs at mhcdr
Each year, considerable amount of one’s income is spended on hair-care products and treatments. Unfortunately, some of these efforts are too rough or done frequently. The result is hair damage rather hair care.
Choose shampoo and conditioner that is right for you Hair gets dirty when sebum, an oily substance secreted by the skin's sebaceous glands, coats the shaft. Dead skin cells and airborne dirt stick to the sebum. A "good" shampoo leaves hair manageable, easy-to-comb and glossy. Most modern shampoos are synthetic detergents called surfactant -- replacements for the older types that dulled hair by depositing a scum on its surface. Surfactant molecules surround a tiny glob of oil, forming a package called a "micelle." Rinse water carries the micelle away. Coloring, perming, combing, teasing and shampooing can break the cuticle's long protein chains. The cuticle gets shaggy, and hair becomes rough. Static, due to combing, can develop.
Most modern conditioners contain cationic quaternary ammonium compounds that provide a positive charge which reduces static and makes hair less "fly-away" and more manageable. Some products, particularly those containing benzalkonium chloride as the active ingredient, are good conditioners. Those with added polymers, collagen, balsam, silicones or resins that bond with and coat the hair shaft, may provide a protective film, smooth out the cuticle, reducing snarls and tangles. Conditioners that give "extra body" may contain waxes that, when dry, make it look fuller, some contain oil/fats (e.g., lanolin, mineral) to smooth hair, and a few have humectants that supposedly hold in water content.
Quaternary ammonium compounds in conditioners have a tadpole-shaped molecule that is attracted to a damaged site on the cuticle. When many such molecules attach to hair, they make it slippery and easy to comb.
Protein shampoos do not penetrate your hair, but they do coat it, giving your hair more bulk. A protein shampoo acts as a shampoo and conditioner in one. These products lubricate your hair between washings and help minimize damage from brushing or combing. Those containing protein ingredients may also thicken your hair temporarily. use shampoos tailored to your hair type--oily, dry or normal. Permanent - waved, straightened, or dye hair needs low pH shampoos. Excessive flaking may require dandruff shampoos
Choosing the right conditioner or shampoo for your hair can be a matter of trial and error. Some products may make your hair limp, while others may even dull it