Hereditary hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia, is a common type of hair loss that runs in families. Unfortunately, if any one of your relatives or family members has had this type of hair loss, then your chances of experiencing the same are frequent and high.
How hair loss is related to genetics?
Hereditary hair loss is genetically-based and common baldness cannot occur without the presence of very specific inherited genes. Hereditary hair loss is a complex genetic condition to be precise, that involves the expression of many different genes. There are many theories on the genetics of hair loss that state the popular myth that hair loss is passed down to men from the mother’s side of the family and to women, it is passed down from the father’s side of the family. These myths travel alongside countless other genetic theories regarding how hair loss may be transferred from one generation to the next.
How do women identify their hereditary hair loss?
If you have female pattern baldness, there is typically no separate bald spot of hair loss since the problem is likely to cause thinning hair on the entire scalp. Many times, they don’t experience receding hairline, a common early sign of male pattern baldness. However, the progression of thinning hair on the crown occurs gradually and can take years. Since it can take so long to progress (in years), it’s not always easy to distinguish it from other types of hair loss. For instance, the symptoms of telogen effluvium can be similar to the early symptoms of female pattern baldness.
Let’s see how thinning hair develops in most women with female pattern baldness:
- It begins with a widening of the centre hair part.
- Thinning hair mainly occurs on the top and crown of the scalp.
- The front hairline is less expected to be affected. If this part is affected, it might occur due to the usual recession that can happen to anyone.
- Less likely to cause complete baldness.
How do men identify their hereditary hair loss?
If you have male pattern baldness, the problem typically starts at the front hairline, causing a receding hairline. The front hairline will slowly recede (move backward) and finally might cause an M-shape. In some cases, thinning hair on the crown might start first. It then might be followed by a receding hairline. Or both receding hairline and thinning hair on the crown occur at the same time. Over time, the problem might get worse if left untreated, causing a horseshoe (U) shape.
When to see a doctor?
Consult a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Hair falls out unexpectedly or in clumps
- Patchy hair loss
- Redness, flaking or scarring of the scalp in the area of hair loss
- Hair loss in women under the age of 30
- Signs of abnormally high testosterone levels in women, including abnormal menstrual periods, deepening of the voice, acne, hair loss in a male pattern or hair growth in unusual places (face, chest)
Why choose homeopathy for hereditary hair loss?
Homeopathy is considered to be one of the most effective treatments for hereditary hair loss. Yes, the duration of the treatment might be long but it has no side-effects. The best way to treat hair loss is to treat its root cause. Homeopathy does exactly that. Homeopathy medicines are given as per the need of each individual after a careful evaluation of the patient.
Hair falling treatment in homeopathy focuses on both your body and mind and therefore follows a more holistic approach. It provides long-term relief. Hence, if you are looking for a long-lasting solution for hereditary hair loss, homeopathy is the buzzword.
Why Dr Batra’s™?
At Dr Batra’s™, they make sure that each and every patient is given the best homeopathy treatment. They understand the problem of hereditary hair loss and how it can affect your daily life cycle. Therefore, they provide customized treatment just for you. Their special team of homeopathic doctors dig out the root cause of the issue and then give you the prescription after understanding the behaviour, history and needs of the patient. They believe in treating the patient mentally, physically and emotionally.
Understanding the genetics of hair loss has practical implications for the diagnosis and treatment. It helps to identify those at high risk of becoming bald, before it is apparent clinically. Thus, hair loss can be treated in its earliest stages. By conducting a Geno Homeopathy test, a homeopathic specialist can identify whether your children carry the disease genes. The genetic test is completely non-invasive and is done by simply collecting the saliva of an individual. Based on an individual’s genetic report, a homeopathic specialist would provide comprehensive guidance to prevent hereditary hair loss.