Homeopathic Clinic Patient # 269
Hair loss and Diabetes
Patient # 269 , M. Rashid from Kamalia.
Salam. My name is Muhammad Rashid, 38 years old, running a general store in Kamalia. I am diabetes patient since 13 years. I am taking allopathic medicines to control my diabetes. Telling you frankly, i am not satisfied with my treatment. I am loosing my health day by day. I request you to kindly advise me what Homeopathic medicines i should take to control my diabetes. Beside that i am loosing my hair. I think i will be bald very soon . I request you to kindly advise me if there is any Homeopathic treatment for hair loss. Thank you in advance.
Hair loss and Diabetes
Hair loss and Diabetes have a link between both. This link is not so powerful ( Thank God ). There are many people living with diabetes but they do not have hair loss. On the other hand, if any body has lost his hair, it does not mean that he is diabetic. It is a special privilege of All-Mighty Allah to man kind. If it was compulsory for a diabetic person to be bald, then almost 1/4th population world wide would have hair loss. Diabetes affects all parts of human body. If someone has diabetes , his body does not produce insulin , or does not utilize it effectively. Insulin take the glucose to our body cells and provide them energy. In the absence of insulin, glucose has no affects on our body cell and glucose keep running in our blood stream. This excess glucose will damage our different body parts. Eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood vessels are included in affected parts . Our blood vessels carry oxygen to all parts of our body. The damaged blood vessels may not deliver enough food necessary for growth, health, and good condition of hair follicles (the sheath of cells and connective tissue which surrounds the root of a hair) . This lack of oxygen will affect the normal hair growth cycle. For further details about diabetes, read our article ” Are you diabetic ? Part 2 “
- Phases of hair.
- Diabetes effects on hair.
- Hair and Diabetes type 1.
- Some other causes of hair loss.
- Manage your diabetes.
- Homeopathic medicines for diabetes.
- Relations of Homeo medicines.
- Last words.
Phases of hair.
To understand better, we will go deeper in hair growth phases ;
- The very first phase , called ” The active growing phase ” is for 2 years or more. Within this period of time, hair grow one centimeter every month.
- After the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another, hair rest for some time . This period of time is known as ” Hair resting time “. This resting time is for 4 months.
- After the 2nd resting phase , some resting hair start falling.
Diabetes effects on hair.
Diabetes will interrupt the above phases of hair. Diabetes can slow down hair growth. It could be cause of more hair loss than usual. Beside the loss of hair on head, It is quite possible that one will lose hair on legs , arms and other parts of body too. If the hair regrow on these parts, the hair growth is very slow and less hair.
Hair and Diabetes type 1.
Diabetes type 1, diabetes type 1.5 and diabetes type 2 all have bad effects on hair. People having Diabetes type 1 have a condition known as ‘Alopecia Areata ” ( Alopecia areata is a disease that causes hair loss, which often occurs on the scalp but can occur anywhere ). If some one has Alopecia Areata, his immune system will attack the hair follicles . In the result, loosing patches of hair on the head and other parts of body.
Some other causes of hair loss.
- Thyroid disease. These diseases affect some people with diabetes and can be cause of hair loss.
- The stress. Stress of living with some chronic diseases such as heart problems, diabetes etc. can be cause of hair loss.
- Side effects of medications. The medications of heart trouble, diabetes etc can cause of hair loss.
Manage your diabetes.
If the diabetes is the main cause of your hair loss , you need to manage your diabetes. It is suggested that you consult your doctor , explain to him/her and follow your doctor’s advise. If your doctor prescribe some allopathic medicine, it is suggested to read the side effects of those medicines and talk to your doctor if those medicines will not damage your kidneys, heart and liver .
Allopathic medicine for diabetes have many side effects. Insulin is the best remedy for diabetes. The patient has to inject insulin daily. Patient must eat his/her meals within 1/2 hour after injecting insulin.
If you are interested in Homeopathic medicines , the following Homeo medicines are widely used to control diabetes :
Homeopathic medicines for diabetes.
Homeopathic system of medicines works on ” Like cure Like “. Homeo medicine are made from plants, minerals and animals. Many people are surprise how 2 to 3 drops of Homeo medicine cure some chronic diseases.
Homeo medicines are found in different potencies. Each potency has different symptoms. High potency is used for chronic symptoms and for immediate relief. Nosode ( a preparation of substances secreted in the course of a disease, used in the treatment of that disease.) are not used less than 200 potency . Homeo substances are diluted in alcohol . Higher potency has only trace amount of the substance . Homeo medicines are given in sugar of milk, clean water . A very small plastic bottle is filled with tiny round tablets of sugar . 5 to 7 drops of Homeo medicine are poured into the bottle. Bottle with medicine is then shacked well. High potency medicine are given once a day, and small potency can be given 3 times a day.
Homeopathic medicine for diabetes.
There are few Homeo medicines used to treat diabetes according to the symptoms . The medicines and symptoms are as under: :
Syzygium Jambolanium ;
A most useful remedy in diabetes mellitus. Mother tincture is more effective than dilution.
Weakness, skin ulcers, thirst, excessive urination. Prickly heat in upper part of the body,. Small red pimples itch violently. Very large amount of urine, specific gravity high. Old ulcer of skin.
Phosphoric Acid ;
Memory impairment, heavy head, hair loss, frequent urination specially at night, impotency , confusion. Mother tincture is more effective than dilution. Difficulty in collecting his thoughts or find the right word, Effects of mental shocks, Pain in head , worse shaking or noise, Nose bleeding, Dry lips, Bleeding gums, Pale face, Enlarged spleen, Sexual power deficient, Menses too early in women, Dry cough, Pulse irregular, Pimple and acne, Skin burning red rash.
Nausea, excessive urination, swelling and burning with urination. Tempered , dull head with heavy pain, vomiting, Mental depression, Diabetes, Complete impotency in male, Organs cold, relaxed and sweaty.
- Feet and hands numbness, nerve damage, diabetic neuropathy, Excitement causes mental depression, Depressed, Strong dislike of society, Afraid of being alone, No interest in any thing, Vertigo when lying down, turning head sidewise or turning eyes, Headache, Feeling as of foreign body under the skull, Dull occipital pain (shooting, shocking, throbbing, burning, or aching pain and headache that generally starts at the base of the head and spreads along the scalp on one or both sides of the head ) on rising in morning, Dim sighted worse in dim light, Sweat when closing eyes, Defective hearing, Blood colour discharge from ears. Nose bleeds easily, Acidity and burning in stomach, Sexual nervousness with feeble erection in male, In female want to press breast hard with hands, Menses delayed.
Nerve pain, numbness in feet and hands, tinnitus (sounds in ear). Mental depression, Fear of being assassinated, Loss of memory, Memory impaired, Pain as if a ball rose from throat to brain, Yellow eyes, Sudden loss of sight after fainting, Face pale, Constant vomiting, Pressure and tightness of stomach, Gum pale and swollen , Greasy and shiny skin of face, Frequent urination with low specific gravity, Loss of sexual power in male, Testicles drawn up, In female vulva and vagina hypersensitive, Burning pain breasts,….. Pulse soft and small, Back pain is temporally better by pressure.
A most remarkable healing agent applied locally. Useful for open wounds, parts that will not heal, ulcer etc., Promotes healthy granulations and rapid healing by first intention.
Extremely nervous, Easily frightened, Tearing headache , Weight on brain, Pain in right side of neck, Deafness, Hear best on a train and distant sounds, Coryza in one nostril with much green discharge, Immediate hunger after nursing, Heart burn with horripilation, Nausea in chest, Vomiting, Sinking sensation, Cough with green expectoration, Menses suppressed with cough in female, Sensation and weight in fullness in pelvis, …. Yellow skin, Coldness in fever, Great sensitiveness to open air.
Gymenema Sylvestre :
White colour urination in large quantity, Body burning, Body ulcer , Thirst , Dry mouth, Impotency. Mother tincture is more effective than dilution.
Relations of Homeo medicines.
Some Homeo medicines will increase the symptoms for a short period of time. It means that right medicine was given to the patient and the patient will get relief very soon. The medicine must be stopped after some relief or dose must be given after long period of time.
Homeo medicines have some effects on each others as under :
- Some medicines help other Homeo medicine to boost up their healing power. As Natrum Muraticum helps Ignatia.
- Some medicines neutralize the effects of previous medicine. As Arnica Montana neutralize the effects of Ignatia
- Some medicines stop the effects of previous medicine and start their own effects. As Arsenic Album stops the effects of Ignatia and start its own effects.
- There are some Homeo medicine which oppose each other. Such medicines should not be used together or alternatively. As Nux Vomica and Ignatia are opposite to each other.
People with hair loss feel uncomfortable when gathering with other friends who are not bald. No need to be ashamed. It is not your fault. Here are some ways to cover areas of your head effected by hair loss.
Wear a wig:
The very first way to cover your baldness, is to use a wig. Wig hair must have the sane colour as the remaining hair on your head. The wig size must fit on your head , not loose , not tight. Usually wig is needed when the hair loss covers a large area of scalp. It can be removed when sleeping.
Lower levels of Biotin:
Some diabetic people may have lower than recommended levels of Biotin. Biotin is also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H. Biotin is a water-soluble B vitamin often touted to promote hair growth. Biotin’s function in protein synthesis and more specifically, in keratin production, explains its contribution to healthy nail and hair growth. Biotin have some side effects. Excess in the body is rare, and since biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, it is excreted in the urine when in excess. Signs and symptoms of biotin overdose may include and are not limited to insomnia, excessive thirst, and urination.
- Biotin is naturally found in foods such as ;
- Sweet potatoes.
It is proved in some cases that Biotin supplements have effect of slow hair loss in people with biotin deficiency. The recommended quantity of biotin to take in a day is 25 to 35 micrograms . The supplement usually contain much higher amount of biotin.
It is strongly recommended to talk to your doctor before taking biotin supplements.
Daily exercise is the best way to manage blood sugar . Daily exercise will bring down your blood sugar. Daily exercise is a good source to deliver oxygen to your body organs and scalp is one of them. It is recommended to check your blood sugar before and after your exercise . It will give you assurance that your blood sugar is not too high or too low.
Following exercises are recommended for diabetic peoples:
- Weight lifting.
It is advised to talk to a fitness trainer before starting a new exercise. He can advise you which exercise will be useful for you.
I pray always to All-Mighty Allah to bless every body with good health and happiness.