ISSN: 2249–9504
CAS CODEN: IJPCDX

ALOPECIA-FACTORS CONTRIBUTING, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT

Abstract

Author(s): Harpreet Kaur*, Saurav Kumar, Gurpreet Kaur, Maninderjit Kaurand MS.Rathore

Hair suffers aggression; there can be some aliments to normal health of hair and cause trouble. The main problems associated with hair are pigmentationproblems (Fading), dandruff and falling of hair (Shedding). Shedding of hair is a common and ever increasing problem in cosmetics as well as primary health care practice. It is a universal problem, having affected both sexes of all races to different extents for as long as mankind has existed. Hair loss sufferers spend billion of dollar annually on remedies ranging from drugs, vitamins to special tonics and shampoos. Conventional treatments of hair thinning includes drugs therapy and hair transplant. Minoxidil and Propecia (Finasteride) are the only two drugs approved by the FDA for hair growth in men. Minoxidil is the only drug available for women with androgenetic alopecia. These drugs have been proven to show positive results for balding conditions on the vertex region of the scalp. Though these drugs are effective, many are wary of their unknown long-term effect and potential side-effects. This has led to increase interest in alternative remedies such as herbalmedicine.

Get the App