What do I need to know about finasteride?

What do I need to know about finasteride?

Finasteride (Propecia®) has been in use since the 1990s and is an indispensable part of hair care for thousands of men. Finasteride works by decreasing the levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) (1). Higher amounts of DHT in men promote the shrinking of hair follicles, resulting in thinning/loss of hair.

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Hair loss Norwood Stages 1-7 Explained

Hair loss Norwood Stages 1-7 Explained

Male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) is responsible for 95% of all hair loss in men. This hereditary condition is caused by the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes healthy hair follicles to shrink and the hairs attached to them to consequently fall out. When considering treatment (oral or topical medications) for

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