Mr. M. T (Patient Ref. No. 3893) a 29 years old male patient reported to us with complaints of hair loss for about 10 years. He would lose about 40 -80 hair daily and this had amounted to the development of male pattern baldness. His hairline was receding from both the temples. The texture of the hair was normal and there was no other accompanying problem such as dandruff, dry or greasy hair, etc. There was no history of any infections of the scalp or any other illness in the past. His elder brother had similar problems of receding hairline with male pattern baldness at an early age.
He also had complaints of acne on the face although the eruptions were infrequent and the marks were more prominent. The patient was a vegetarian with a normal appetite and thirst. He did not have any particular likes or dislikes about food and drinks. He did not have any habits such as smoking, drinking, etc. His building was on the thinner side.
He was a software programmer by profession with a sensitive nature. He would get easily frustrated when things would not be under his control. Lately, he had begun to feel quite anxious and would dwell on events that he had no control over. He was a confident person who would sometimes experience difficulty in focusing and getting started with work, but once he did start, he would complete it with full concentration. He was a reserved person and disliked being in public situations. Sometimes he would get frustrated and upset over little things but then he would recover from the anger soon enough and would not let it adversely affect his functioning. He would think positively and try and adapt to situations whenever he would feel sad, lonely, not appreciated, insulted, misunderstood, exploited, etc. He would always try and remain balanced, whether it was in happiness or in grief, and would try not to get over-emotional.
He had undergone arthroscopic knee surgery in the past for an injury during a football game. Apart from this, there was no history of any other illness. He had tried homeopathic treatment in the past with good results but could not continue that for long due to certain reasons. He had also received Ayurvedic treatment with some results.
Based on this history, he has prescribed a remedy named Natrum Muriaticum in the 200th potency. After 4 months of treatment, the patient reported that there was a significant improvement in the condition and his hair loss was under much control now. He would wash his hair daily and there was a sharp reduction in the amount of hair loss. He also stated that he felt much calmer after starting the treatment and was able to deal with stressful situations without getting frustrated. He said that the medicine had a very positive effect on him overall, on his hair loss as well on his psyche. After continuing the treatment for another 5-6 months his problem of hair loss was almost reduced to nil and the progressive balding was also arrested at that stage.
Remark: The remedy prescribed in these cases is patient-specific i.e. it has been prescribed based on the symptoms specific to the patient at that point in time. It is advisable that the patient does not indulge in any self-medication.