Many people are bothered by the hair loss or boldness; some of them are embarrassed because of it, while there are those who are not really paying any attention to it. Hair loss is not a serious condition and it is sometimes caused by some kind of a stress. There are many treatments for hair loss, but it`s best to consult a doctor about the appropriate one.
It is said that each person has around 100,000 hairs on their head. Your hairs grow about 1 centimeter per month, and after a couple of years, they come to a resting phase that lasts for about one year. About 10% of your hairs are in the resting phase, while around 90% of the hair is growing. The average number of fallen off hairs per day is about 100, so you shouldn`t be really worried if you see some hairs on your brush, because this is a normal process of hair regeneration. However, if your hair is falling off excessively, then you may be experiencing hair loss or baldness. The most common cause of hair loss in men is the male pattern baldness. In such cases, you should consult a doctor and start taking the appropriate medications.
Benefits of Medications
There are a lot of men who desperately want to regrow their lost hair. They spend a lot of money on buying various and very expensive products that are supposed to cure their problem. They are looking for various shampoos, oils, nutritional supplements, spices, herbs or medications hoping that they will cure the hair loss, but the fact is that the majority of these products are ineffective. If you have a problem with baldness or hair loss, you should try certain medications that are improving the thickening of the hair and increasing the growing of the hairs.
There are many FDA approved medications that can be purchased at the local drugstores. Medications that have showed some really good results include Propecia, also known as Finasteride, which is only for men, and minoxidil, which is known as Rogaine. There are also two other medication, but they are only intended for women due to their feminizing effect. Rogaine and Propecia are medications that are tested and proven by many men, but the success of treatment also depends on the location of the lost hair and on the age of the patient. They are not 100% successful.
As we have mentioned before, Propecia is FDA tested and proven by many men, but, it is not for children and women. It should be taken with the prescription of the doctor. For the best results you should take 1 mg tablet every day from 3 to 6 months. If you stop taking the pills, your will start losing your hair again. Namely, with the help of the enzyme called 5-alpha, testosterone is converted in to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When hair follicles interact with DHT, the hair follicles tend to shrink and that is way men lose hair. So, the Propecia works by reducing the production of DHT.