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Premature Graying

Stress, worry, anxiety, and inadequate nutrition lead to hair loss and premature graying of hair. A certain amount of hair loss is considered normal, as old strands are replaced by new. When hair loss is excessive, care must be taken. Similarly, the graying of hair after a certain age is a normal phenomenon, but when this starts in the early years of life, one should look into for remedies.


Increased intake of fried, sour, spicy, salty, and fermented foods, as well as tea and coffee, aggravate the Pitta Dosha (Ayurvedic humor representing Fire) in the body. This Pitta accumulates in the skin of the scalp, leading to hair falling out and graying prematurely. Factors like excessive anger and stress are also responsible. Excessive consumption of alcohol and meat also aggravate Pitta.


The only symptom is loss of hair whenever one combs the hair and graying of the hair at an early stage of life. Some systemic symptoms of Pitta aggravation might also be present like acid stomach, nausea, excessive sweating, and intolerance to heat.

Hair loss is known as Khalitya Paalitya in Ayurveda. According to Ayurveda, hair is a byproduct of bone formation and the tissue responsible for building bones is also responsible for the growth of hair. Early hair loss is related to body type and the balance of the mind-body constitution (doshas). People who have excess Pittain their body are likely to lose their hair early in life, or have prematurely thin or gray hair. Excess Pitta in the sebaceous gland, at the root of the hair, or folliculitis can lead to hair loss.

The physicians of Swasti Ayurveda Clinic counteract this problem through Ayurvedic treatment of hair loss is aimed at pacification of Pitta through a customized diet and lifestyle regime, along with medication. A combination of diet, herbs, oil massage, meditation, aromatherapy, breathing and yoga can be beneficial in addressing the problem of hair loss and premature graying of hair.

So Please do contact us for a solution of premature graying and hair loss and regain your personality as early as possible.

Alopecia (Male/Female)

Hair loss is a major problem these days. Any age group is affected with this and is a problem for which people visit doctors frequently. As hair is a major factor of your appearance and is a part of physical attraction, definitely you don’t want to lose hair. There are many causes for hair loss and the proper treatment depends upon the root cause of hair loss, which varies from person to person. Inherited characteristics and sex hormones play a significant role in hair loss in both men and women. It is a mistake to simply assume the onset of hair loss is inevitable and cannot be cured. Some forms of baldness are even temporary. 

In Ayurvedic texts three terms are used to describe the symptom of hair loss, such as - indralupta, khalitya and ruhya. According to Aacharya Vagabhata, when hair falls suddenly it is known as indralupta while khalitya is a long running process of hair fall. One more opinion is that indralupta affects beard, khalitya affects scalp and ruhya affects the entire body. The major reason for hair loss is over consumption of lavana rasa (salt). Romkoop (hair follicle) contains bhrajak pitta. Pitta present at the root of the hair increases, in association with vata, and this appears as the falling of hairs. Then kapha and rakta together block the follicles of the hair by not allowing fresh ones to grow.

According to modern medicine the most common cause of hair loss, in both men and women, is related to hormones, specifically to testosterone. This relationship explains, the reason, why it is called androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness.

In certain hair follicles, the cells within the follicles are able to convert testosterone to dihydrotestesterone through the action of an enzyme produced by that particular hair follicle. In males, these hairs are present characteristically along the front of the scalp, resulting in the typical ‘M’-shaped receding hairline. The apex of the scalp at the back and top of the skull is the other location where such hair follicles are typically located. Usually the hair around the sides of the head is spared, leaving a halo of hair. The cells in this area are genetically different and do not convert testesterone to dihydrotestesterone. In women, the susceptible cells are located more diffusely, resulting in a general thinning area that is in the front half of the scalp.

There are some other abnormalities that can cause hair loss, e.g.,

  • Low thyroid function (hypothyroidism) can cause a thick oily scalp, with coarse sparse hair, or actual baldness. Over active thyroid function (hyperthyroidism) results in sparse fine hairs.
  • Damage of pituitary gland that stimulates the thyroid gland, sex glands and adrenal cortex also result in hair loss.
  • Excess formation of male hormones due to any of the disorders can be a cause of hair fall.
  • Heredity may also play an important role. Sushruta stated that romkoop (hair follicles) never increase, they remains constant, since birth.
  • Most popular theory of alopecia areata states it as an autoimmune disease where the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles.
  • Inadequate calories and insufficient protein intake will affect your hair, if you are on a crash diet to loose your extra weight. Hair loss can occur.
  • In anorexia nervosa, a psychosomatic problem associated with refusal to eat an adequate amount of food may also affect hair.
  • Severe psychic stress results in sudden loss of hair. Biological stress is a more common cause of sudden hair loss. Any number of surgical operations, haemorrhage or shock associated with an accident can cause it.
  • There are number of mechanical stresses on the scalp and hair that can cause hair loss.
  • Post partum alopecia - About two to five months after having a baby, women may suddenly start loosing hair. The hair loss may continue for several months, but eventually there is a complete restoration of normal hair. The cause is not clear.
  • Pressure alopecia may occur in a baby if the head rests continuously on one area. The same can happen in adults confined to bed who rest most of the time with pressure on the back of the head or persistently on one area of the head.
  • Severe fever or any illness associated with prolonged fever may result in a subsequent loss of hair.
  • Diseases, particularly those associated with weight loss, which usually means poor nutrition as well, may also cause alopecia. This includes cancer of lymphoma group.
  • Tuberculosis and syphilis may rarely cause alopecia.
  • Some patients have autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus. Alolpecia is a useful diagnostic pointer for that and is seen in more than 50% of patients.
  • Tinea capitis, which is a fungal infection of the scalp, may cause a localized loss of a patch of hair that resembles alopecia areata, but that spot usually has scales and other changes by which doctor can identify it.
  • Certain beauty practices can lead you to hair loss. Hair styles that cause pulling on the hair providing constant traction cause traction alopecia, when the hair is pulled back from the frontal hairline, as in a ponytail, top knot etc. You can see the stretched hair contributing to a receding hairline. Alopecia may occur in those who straighten their hair with a hot comb and use hot petrolatum with iron e.g., crimping or hot water bath etc. This causes thermal damage to the hair follicle and may eventually lead to irreversible destruction of hair follies.
  • Certain techniques can damage the hair shaft, but it won’t affect the hair growth. You can regard the hair shaft as a piece of dead wood. It can become dry and cracked or broken if not properly cared for, or if subjected to harsh chemicals e.g., hair bleaching and colouring (highlighting).
  • Many medicines may cause hair loss. The most common are those, which are used for chemotherapy, in the treatment of cancer, particularly doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide. If such drugs are prescribed, physicians warn the patients in advance.
  • Medicines used to treat high blood pressure, angina pectoris and hypercholestrolemia; medicines used to treat arthritis (penicillamine, indocin, naprosyn and methotrexate), parkinson’s disease (levodopa); any other medication which has an androgenic (male) hormone action, such as - anabolic steroids, often used by athletes and bodybuilders or danocrine used for treating endometriosis in women causes hair loss. Oral contraceptives may sometimes causes loss of hair.
  • These medicaments do not always have this side effect as many patients use these without hair loss, still one should keep this in mind that thinning or fall of hair could occurs. 

So for this disease do contact us immediately.

Thinning of Hair

Many people have thinning hair at some point in their lives. With a wide variety of causes such as medications, male pattern baldness, hormones, poor diet, improper hair care and illnesses, thinning hair is a condition that affects men and women of all ages. Though some cases of thinning hair can be easily treated while others might require medications or even surgery, learning how to treat thinning hair is the first step to correcting this common problem.  

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