In most cases, male hair loss is caused by Male pattern baldness (also known as androgenic alopecia). Male pattern baldness typically results from your genes and your hormones, which can increase your hair follicles’ sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is a male hormone that results from the metabolism of testosterone, and is documented for its impact on hair growth as you age.
DHT works by binding to hair follicles on your scalp, causing them to shrink, weaken, and eventually stop producing healthy hairs. Consequently, it also affects your hair growth cycle, shortening the “growth” phase of your hair follicles, further reducing hair growth. Fortunately, MPB is treatable and even reversible with the medications available on Rex MD.
If you’re male, chances are your hair loss is caused by MPB, which is treatable in 90% of most cases of men’s hair loss. Typically, the telltale sign of MPB is a receding hairline with thinning hair across the top of your head.
Prescription Finasteride can be a potent medication in the fight against hair loss.
Finasteride works by stopping the root cause of MPB by inhibiting the production of the hormone DHT. Clinically effective in 90% of men and taken daily in pill form, finasteride works hard to prevent the shrinkage of hair follicles before permanent damage is sustained.
Finasteride is licensed as a safe and effective treatment for hair loss. Like all medications, it can have side effects. However, the good news is that these side effects are rare, and the vast majority of people do not experience them.
Over 98% of men experienced no serious side effects to Finasteride in clinical trials. However, weight loss and weight gain, dizziness and weakness, erectile dysfunction, and decreased libido have all been reported as side effects.