Physical or mental stress can cause temporary hair loss. The reason for this is that the hair follicles enter the telogen phase prematurely, this causes them to stop growing new hairs and to shed hairs.
Since hormones both stimulate hair growth and cause hair loss, hormonal changes by far have the biggest impact on hair loss.These can affect both men and women. Men generally have hair loss concentrated in a specific pattern from the front through to the crown
Treatment of alopecia or hair loss is directly related to its cause. A healthy hair follicle can produce a healthy hair. So in regards to treatment of hair loss or alopecia, the treatment which treats the causative ailments can give a long-standing and established result. Homoeopathy treatment can be proved most beneficial for the treatment of any type of hair loss as homoeopathy treats the root cause of any health disorders.
There are many causes and factors responsible for Hair loss and also many triggers which can cause increased shedding of Hair.
Some of the commonest factors are:
Nutritional /dietary factors: Poor nutritional states especially malnutrition and anemia are the commonest cause of Hair fall in many regions. Calorie restriction due to chronic starvation or crash dieting can lead to severe protein and fatty acid deficiency leading to Hair fall. Improper dietary habits associated with lack of well balanced diet can lead to deficiency of micro nutrients like zinc, copper iron and selenium which are responsible for growth and maintenance of health of Hair follicle, will lead to increased Hair fall or decreased regeneration of stress.
Stress: Both physical and mental stress can cause and trigger Hair fall. Physical stress due to painful process, Hair loss / infections, chronic illness systemic diseases accidents, prolonged bleeding can cause and trigger Hair fall. Chronic emotional stress can trigger and increase the Hair fall through the exact mechanism of stress triggering Hair fall is still not clear but Hair fall is many a times correlated to high stress.
Medication: Therapies and treatments used for gout, joint pains, HTN, heart problem, depression can trigger Hair loss. Chemotherapy and radiation can also cause Hair loss.
Skin diseases: Effecting the scalp such as Psoriasis, lichen planus, dandruff and tinea infection.
Hormonal changes: Hormonal changes during menarche, childbirth, lactation, menopause, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism can lead to significant Hair loss. Hormone changes by far have the biggest impact on Hair loss. Androgen hormones play an important role in specific pattern of Hair loss.