This type of hair loss is known as compulsive pulling or repetitive self pulling by a patient himself/herself.
Trichotillomania - What is Trichotillomania?
Trichotillomania is a disorder characterized by the non-cosmetic pulling of hair, resulting in significant hair loss. The name is derived from the Greek terms for hair (trich), pulling (tillo), and morbid impulse (mania). Trichotillomania occurs more frequently in women and is commonly associated with considerable distress.
Hair is most commonly pulled from the scalp, eyelashes, eyebrows, beard, and pubic area, though hair from any part of the body may be pulled. Hair pulling may be transient, episodic or continuous and its intensity can fluctuate. Weeks and months may pass with a person being nearly or completely free of hair pulling, only to have a sudden and unexplained recurrence. Like any condition, there is a range of severity. For some, hair loss may be minimal, for others, cosmetic damage may be extensive, even to the point of total baldness.
What prompts individuals with trichotillomania to pull out their hair?
There are many specific experiences that can lead to individual episodes of hair pulling. Troublesome emotions like anxiety, tension, anger, and sadness may increase the tendency to pull hair. Hair pulling typically occurs during sedentary and contemplative activities during which the hands are free and the mind is otherwise occupied. Hair is often pulled absentmindedly, while involved in another activity like reading, talking on the telephone, driving or watching television. There may also be times of the day when the risk of pulling is greater. Many people pull in the evening and late at night when they are alone, tired, or trying to fall asleep.
What is an Ayurveda ? How it is useful for hair loss treatment ?
An Ayurveda is the traditional medical science of India, which originated over 5,000 years ago. There are so many herbal & natural treatment options mentioned in Ayurveda books as a treatment for different types of hair loss.
How Dr Rohit's Ayurveda therapy is useful in trichotillomania ? Is there any side effect of the therapy ? What exactly in the treatment? What is the pharmacological action of these herbs ?
Dr Rohit's herbal Therapy is based on Ayurveda concepts. The treatment contains topical herbal oils and herbal paste which are free from any side effects. It controls the impulse and it also helps to re-grow new hair. However the perfect pharmacological action is yet not perfectly understood.
Is there any guarantee about the result? What will minimum time duration to see the effect of herbal treatment ? What will be duration of the treatment ?
Guarantee is a marketing word which is being used to increase sale of commercial products. Ayurveda treatment is based on basic nature of the patient so it is difficult to give any type of guarantee about the results. Result may vary from person to person. In most cases, herbal therapy takes 4-6 months to start showing its effect however in few cases, it may take 9-12 months. Duration of the treatment could be variable in each individual.
I have seen few pictures about the results of herbal therapy on your site www.alopeciacure.com. Can i expect same results in my case ?
Entire Ayurvedic herbal science is based on basic nature (Prakruti) which can be different in each individual so results may vary from person to person. One can not compare the result with others.