A 33-years-old female (PIN: 13329) reported to the clinic with severe hair fall since six weeks. She was losing more than 300 strands of hair per day. There was thinning of hair along with the development of female pattern baldness. Her hair line was also receding.
She had delivered a baby boy just 6 months back. The quantum of her hair was better earlier and throughout her pregnancy, but, soon after delivery, there was enormous hair loss. This is known as telogen effluvium. The hormone oestrogen is responsible for good hair and glowing skin during pregnancy. But, after delivery, there is a drop down in the oestrogen levels which results in hair-loss. This was considered as the cause of hair loss in her case.
She had applied minoxidil 2 weeks ago, after which the hair fall had become more severe.
Her appetite was average with craving for eggs, chips, and beef. She preferred cold weather. There used to experience profuse perspiration on her face. She was also suffering from the complaints of constipation.
Patient was working in a reputed firm as a secretary.
Her personal life was extremely stressed because of frequent conflicts with her husband. Her husband was very dominating. She was in a relationship prior to her marriage, but, as her parents were against this relationship, she got married to her husband. There was the feeling of repentance and disappointment. She was dissatisfied with her work as well. She wanted to pursue higher education. She had an intense fear of heights and water.
Based on the above case history, Dr. Shah prescribed her research-based medicines. Dr. Shah counseled the patient.
Within 8 weeks of starting the medication, her hair fall reduced from 300 strands/day to 70-80/day. Her medicines were continued further.
In the next 4 months of the treatment, regrowth of hair was noticed in the frontal and temporal region with reduction of hair fall was up to 15-20 stands per day.
The patient was very happy and she is continuing with the treatment for further hair regrowth.
This case highlights that tremendous reduction in hair fall and increase in hair regrowth can be achieved in case of alopecia areata with homeopathy.