Propecia Cause of Additional Hair Shed?

10 May; Author: Hair Extensions Australia

Propecia Cause of Additional Hair Shed?

Our Orange County Hair Transplant Clinic recently received an email from one of our patients who was concerned about having experienced some hair shedding after taking Propecia. His concern is if the medication will continue causing hair shed and if there are additional side effects associated with Propecia. Also if having been “malnutrition” at the time and having a family history of hair loss might be the reason for his current situation.

Propecia is a hair loss treatment supplement. It has been clinically tested and proven to aid in hair restoration and is the only FDA approved drug for safe consumption in males with male pattern baldness.  In some cases, an increase in hair shedding may be evident during the first few weeks or months.  Within or after 6 months of taking Propecia, hair growth should become more evident.  It’s highly suggested not to be discouraged so early in the treatment and not to expect results too early as well.  As for sexual side effects associated with Propecia, they have only been recorded in 1 out of every 100 patients tested and continued use has shown that side effects become minimal or non-existent.  If they do continue, you can take a lesser amount of Propecia or discontinue its use.

Most people with a family history of hair loss may be more prone to male or female pattern baldness than others.  On the up side, if caught early the effects of hair loss can be prevented, slowed or corrected.  Malnutrition can cause some hair loss but that can only be attested to severe vitamin deficiency.  If your body is lacking in vitamins, vitamin supplements can help reverse that.  Just be sure to maintain a well balanced diet and vitamin deficiency should not be an issue.

At the patient’s current state, we at our Hair Transplant Center of Orange County recommended that he start setting up a good relationship with a hair transplant surgeon to help monitor his progress and to suggest ways to prevent or correct current or future hair loss.  A proper diagnosis for his current hair loss is still necessary but once that is done we can better assess his personal situation and give him the options he needs to prevent or correct his situation.

For more information regarding hair restoration or medical spa services and information, the Hair Transplant Center of Orange County and Los Angeles Medical Spa in Encino, CA can provide educational information in person or by phone.

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