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Hair loss and thining of hair.
Iam 22, male and facing severe hair loss from sides, temples and back of my head. In last 2-3 years i lost too much hair. I consulted a doctor few years ago and she prescribed me finesteride. my father is also a practitioner and warned me about the side effects like less secretion of testosterone and what not. What should i do should i give it a try, and if yes then what could be minimum time to let it show some +ve effects?
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Thanks for the query. Male pattern baldness (MPB) is an increasing problem in today's society. Hair care is a daily ritual shaped by age, gender, socioeconomic status and internal health. With increasing affordability people are more aware of the cosmetic appearance and hair fall forms a major part of the complaints. It is more difficult to manage if there is a family member with similar hair fall, it indicates genetics and we know that the person is destined to lose hair if not intervened and corrective measures are not taken. The treatment typically consists of usage of oral medication (Finasteride) and topical lotion (Minoxidil in 5% strength). One needs to be patient with the treatment protocol as it takes months to see initial improvement. Minoxidil is recommended by US-FDA for indefinite usage. Certain dermatologists supplement biotin, hair serum and advice procedures like PRP therapy which may accelerate the rate of hair growth. PRP needs multiple sessions (4-6) roughly at 6 weeks intervals. PRP therapy is increasingly being accepted by dermatologists all over the world. Apart from active pharmaceutical medicines, a healthy diet and lifestyle is mandatory to achieve results. Further information is in the following weblink https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/hair-and-scalp-problems/hair-loss
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Finasteride is the best treatment and the apprehensions can be discussed with your Dermatologist.
Health Tips
Start on biotin supplements and food rich in iron content.
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