What Is Finasteride (Propecia and Proscar)?
Published by Dr. Ibraham Hofman
Finasteride is the generic form of the brand-name drug Propecia, used to prevent hair loss and promote the growth of new hair in men with male pattern baldness.
Finasteride (marketed as Proscar) is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, an enlargement of the prostate gland.
The drug works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is linked to both BPH and male pattern baldness.
In 1997, Merck & Co. obtained Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for 1-mg finasteride tablets, marketed as Propecia for hair loss. The 5-mg formulation is marketed as Proscar for BPH.
According to FDA trials, 83 percent of men who used finasteride for two years either saw a complete stop of hair loss, an increase in hair growth, or both.
It's unknown if this medication works for a receding hairline.
The FDA added warnings regarding the use of finasteride in 2012, stating that sexual dysfunction including erectile dysfunction (ED) may continue even after stopping treatment.
At the time, the drug's label did warn of sexual side effects but did not say that the problem would continue even after the medication was discontinued.
Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Merck by men alleging they suffered persistent sexual dysfunction.
A July 2015 study in the journal Pharmacotherapy found that men ages 18 to 45 who took finasteride reported higher-than-normal rates of suicide ideation, possibly linked to persistent sexual dysfunction.
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Stop using shampoos full of dangerous chemicals...
Here are all natural hair loss remedies that you can use to thicken your hair naturally and. Not only will it help you gain some voluminous looks and stop hair loss but it will also save you a lot of money! You can start some of these things right away, such as:
Lifestyle changes to reduce stress
Regularly using certain hair thickener natural remedies, such as essential oils.
Here are some essential tips that can help thicken the hair:
Rosemary is one of the best oils for enhancing hair growth, which thickens the hair. Rosemary oil is believed to increase cellular metabolism that stimulates hair growth.
Cedarwood essential oil can help stimulate the hair follicles by increasing circulation to the scalp. This can contribute to hair growth and slow hair loss! Cedarwood can help treat thinning hair and various types of alopecia, too.
Clary sage essential oil can help balance scalp oils. Sage has some similar properties as rosemary essential oil due to its ability to increase cellular metabolism. As well, it mimics some benefits found in clary sage, which provides hormone balancing properties.
- 1½ ounces jojoba oil
- 1½ ounces grapeseed oil
- 30 drops pure cedarwood essential oil
- 30 drops pure rosemary essential oil
- 30 drops pure sage essential oil
- Place base of jojoba and grapeseed oils into a jar. Add the drops of cedarwood, rosemary, and sage.
- Blend well by placing the lid securely on the jar and shaking vigorously.
- Apply generously and massage into scalp and hair, wet or dry, once a day or 3 times a week.
- Leave in hair for at least 20 minutes (longer if you can), or apply before bed and leave in overnight. You may want to use a towel or shower cap to prevent staining your bed linens. Shampoo, rinse and style as usual.
You should also add supplements such as,
YOUR DAILY FOUNDATION
(Vegetarian Liquid Multi-Vitamins with over 200 ingredients including 5000mg herbs and spices that you can't get from your daily diet.)
EXTRA VIRGIN 100% NORWEGIAN SALMON OIL (Raw, Not Distilled Or CO2 Extracted)
For men, Add TESTOROCKET-900.
For women, well-balanced hormones (Thyroid) are essential to prevent hair loss.