alopecia, hair loss, baldness, male pattern baldness,

Hair loss or alopecia, can be such a huge blow to self-confidence. It can be caused by hormones, inherited, illness, stress, or dietary issues. Some people manage it cosmetically but your local pharmacy has a wide array of treatments that can address your problem.

Finasteride.

This is a prescription medicine for enlarged prostate. It blocks the enzyme, 5-alpha reductase, from converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT causes hair follicles to shrink. Using it can slow down hair loss, or in early stages, regrow hair.

Dutasteride.

This drug has a similar action to finasteride but it does so by blocking both enzymes that make DHT. It is given to those who don’t respond to finasteride.

Minoxidil.

This is a topical scalp treatment applied twice daily. It works better on people who have recent or mild bouts of alopecia. However, it might take a year to see results.

If hair loss bothers you that much, visit your health professional to get to the root cause. Only then will they determine which type of treatment is right for you.

  1. September 11, 2016

    This is wonderful to have such treatments available because there is nothing more attractive than a thick head of hair that glimmers with natural health. But hair loss is a problem that many people suffer from and there are immeasurable factors behind hair loss such as environmental effects, aging, too much stress, excessive smoking, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalance, genetic factors, scalp infections, use of wrong or chemically enriched hair products,so its good that now people can easily get their hair back with such treatments.

  2. May 1, 2017

    Hair loss is a big problem nowadays due to many factors like pollutants, thyroid problems, alopecia, ringworm, etc. Besides being an aesthetic problem, it’s also a psychological issue since it affects self confidence and self image.I’m happy that there’s a solution for these people.

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