A steroid reduces the activity of the immune system and decreases inflammation. They are useful in treating various inflammatory diseases and conditions. To build bigger muscles athletes use Corticosteroids which are different from anabolic steroids. To regulate and control the development and work of body, anabolic steroids are taken to imitate certain natural hormones in the body. These are illegal steroids often used to stimulate muscle growth. Intake of this drug can also cause some side affects without the knowledge of a doctor including probable hair loss. Synthetic steroids are available in many different forms such as tablets, injections, inhalers and lotions. They act like a natural steroid our body produces and it reduces inflammation. These steroids are prescribed by a doctor to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system. They are safe when prescribed by doctor to treat conditions like asthma, atopic eczema, hay fever, multiple sclerosis and Crohn’s disease.

Can steroids cause hair loss?

If you are genetically prone to male pattern baldness the use of steroids can speed up the hair loss process. It is supposed that steroids can boost the production of DHT. Higher levels of DHT can increase hair loss. If you are prone to male pattern baldness you will have elevated levels of DHT in your body.

How can I prevent hair loss from steroids?

It is advised to discontinue the use of steroids if you are experiencing hair loss as a result of steroids as long-standing use can lead to permanent baldness, rather than short-term hair loss.

Homeopathic medicines are very mild and gentle.

Homeopathy hair loss treatment for men helps in preventing diseases like asthma, atopic eczema, etc very effectively by bringing back the deviated immune system back to normalcy. Homeopathic medicine helps to deal with other the side-effects of long-term conventional steroid treatment.

A homeopath should be consulted as he or she can choose the most appropriate remedy and prescribe a dosing regimen that suits the person.

Last of all, hair loss happens when your diet is insufficient with enough nutrients. Take in black dates, black raisins, nuts, beans, green leafy vegetables, soya, eggs, lean meats, carrots, all fruits in your diet to get ample nutrition. To decrease levels of stress hormones go for a walk, try deep breathing, yoga, meditation, put on some soothing music to feel happy stress free and relieved. Get proper and uninterrupted sleep by switching off the T.V. / Mobile/ laptop 1 hour before you sleep as their use is associated with stress, lost sleep and depression. Get a full body check up with test for Iron, Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D3. Ask your doctor and take necessary supplements if you are found to be deficient on any.