Alteration in Asbabe-Sitta-Zaruriyah (Six essential pre-requisite for maintaining health) to prevent Intithār al-Sha‘r (Telogen Effluvium): An Insight
With increased industrialization and urbanization, although a lot of progress has been achieved in the medical field leading to the increase in life expectancy. But simultaneously there has been an emergence of health and cosmetic related issues. Almost every individual is suffering from one or the other problem due to change in their lifestyle, dietary habits, stress, and other environmental factors such as pollution. Hair fall, among various health and dermatology problems is most common cosmetic concern experienced by everyone at any point of their life with prevalence of 50% by the age of 35years which increases with advancing age in men and in women to 40% by the age of 50 years. Though it is not life threatening or debilitating condition but it has huge social and psychological impact as it is concerned with one’s appearance. In Unani System of Medicine, hair fall is classified as Intithār al-Sha‘r (Telogen Effluvium) and a number of local and oral drugs have been mentioned in classical Unani literature for the management of hair fall, but before starting pharmacotherapy Unani scholars recommend balance moderation in Asbab –e sitta zaruriyah (Six essential pre-requisite for maintaining health), to cut down dependency over pharmacotherapy. In this paper, we have discussed the prevention of Intithār al-Sha‘r (Telogen Effluvium) by alteration in Asbab-e- Sitta Zaruriyah.
Key words: Hair fall, Asbabe Sitta Zaruriyah, Telogen Effluvium
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