Hair Loss: is Finasteride the solution?

If women consider their hair as their crowning glory, men over the age of 18 also consider their hair in the same way. Male and even female are suffering from hair loss or in medical terms Alopecia and your parents cannot prevent you from incurring one because it runs in your families’ blood.

Over 35 to 40 million male in the US are suffering from Androgenetic Alopecia (AGA men) or hair loss experienced by men. You might be the “unlucky ones” to inherit the hair loss genes but do not lose any hope, many hair loss remedies have been introduced in the market to cure and prevent baldness.

Finasteride, registered by FDA in a brand name Propecia, is one of those hair loss treatments available for you to use, however, before engaging yourself in any medications or treatment like you always hear: consult your doctor first. To give you a few background of how it is done and the known side effects, read through the article.

Mode of action
Baldness seems to be one of the numerous problems of men than women since they are more prone to inherit the hair loss genes. Dihydrotestosterone or DHT for short is known to be the reason why men and women are experiencing hair. Finasteride treatment has a mixture that blocks the DHT in your body or prevents testosterone to change into DHT. The treatment creates more hair growth and lower down hair loss.

You do not need to wait for your hair to fall down. Using the hair loss remedies will prevent the collection and build up of DHT and prevent future hair loss.

You are not only preventing or curing your hair loss but prostate cancer as well as. Its first purpose is to treat the enlargement of the prostate. And since experts saw the major effect of Finasteride to cure hair loss; they invented a solution for both problems.

Side Effects
Although side effects for this hair loss treatment have been reported mildly since it only have minor negative results, it is still important that you know what you’ll be experiencing while taking the remedy.

Only 2% of men suffered major problems like allergic reactions such as swelling of the tongue, lips, hives, and the whole face. Closing of the throat is often noticeable too so in case you have experienced the following, stop taking the treatment.

The more serious side effects would be that of your sexual life such as a low sex drive or libido, fewer amounts of ejaculation, and impotence which is a problem in having an erection or erectile dysfunction (ED). Some are suffering from Gynecomastia which is the enlargement of the breast and making it tender. (more like for the women don’t you think?)

Unfortunately, women should not take this kind of treatment since it is only intended for males suffering from hair loss. But there are other remedies offered for women.
It is also not advisable for people suffering or treating their liver disease to apply the treatment since it will only worsen the condition. But there are some who could use it in a lower dosage. So seek your doctor for consultation first.