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The best alternative treatment for . . . Male pattern baldness

© What Doctors Don't Tell You (Volume 16, Issue 3)

Around 95 per cent of all hair loss is caused by androgenetic alopecia, or ‘male pattern baldness’. This form of hair loss, which can also affect women, albeit to a lesser degree, occurs when testosterone is converted into another male hormone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), 5-alpha-reductase. Those fortunate enough to have a deficiency of this probably genetically determined enzyme won’t suffer from this form of hair loss.

What doctors tell you A common conventional treatment for male pattern baldness is minoxidil (Rogaine/ Regaine). Originally developed to treat high blood pressure, it was noted that it increased hair growth. This led to the development of topical minoxidil, available in concentrations of 2 or 5 per cent. The solution has to be applied at least twice a day for four months before any results can be seen.

In addition to the possible allergic skin reactions, there is also the risk of systemic effects due to the absorption of minoxidil through the scalp. These include blurred vision, chest pain, very low blood pressure, fast or irregular heartbeat, headache and weight gain, to name but a few.

Another drug commonly prescribed for androgenetic alopecia is finasteride (Propecia), which works by inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase. Oral finasteride has to be taken once daily for three months before its benefits can be noticed. But the cost of achieving that thicker, darker head of hair may well include impotence, loss of sexual drive or a reduced amount of ejaculate.

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Aniseo wrote
2/18/2010 12:33:00 AM
The alternatives you have suggested for hair loss are really good and effective. Thanks for the info.

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Aniseo wrote
2/17/2010 11:11:00 PM
Quite an informative post on hair loss remedies. Thanks for suggesting the alternatives.

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Aniseo wrote
2/14/2010 9:06:00 PM
Great remedies for male pattern baldness, indeed. Thanks for sharing.

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sagaroja wrote
2/6/2010 10:13:00 PM
Top hair loss supplements, such as Procerin and Sephren, are fast being recognized as the answer to hair care treatment options for those leading more stressful lives, those suffering vitamin-deficiency, lacking balanced nutritional intake or those diagnosed with genetic hair loss patterns and associated hair problems due to medication and heat therapy on hair. Sagar.

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