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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-44

Management of male pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) through Ayurveda multimodal approach: A case report


1 Department of Basic Principles, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of RS and BK, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sunny Patil
Department of Basic Principles, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jacr.jacr_63_21

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Male pattern hair loss or Androgenic Alopecia (AGA) is one of the most prevalent forms of hair loss among men. The general symptoms include progressive thinning of the scalp hair and reduction in hair density. Hair loss is typically seen as a receding front hairline or loss of hair on vertex of the scalp or a combination of both. Although considered a relatively minor medical condition, AGA can lead to cosmetic as well as psychosocial distress in a person. Even though many conventional therapies have been evolved, there is no satisfactory cure for this condition. In this study, a case of AGA managed by Ayurveda Shamana (∼pacification) therapy is being presented. The prescribed treatment protocol comprised the drugs having Keshya (∼drug or intervention good for hair), Rakta shuddhikara (∼drug or intervention having potency of purifying blood), and Rasayana (∼rejuvenation) properties. The criterion for assessment was based on the Severity of Alopecia Tool scale. The observations made before and after the treatment showed promising results in the management of AGA without causing any adverse effects.


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