St.John Wart seems to have a connection as described in the following link https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19073252. It does seem to interfere with blood levels.
This is a patient with Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) which is the most common scarring alopecia among African American women
https://www.jaad.org/article/S0190-9622(19)30685-1/fulltext This article is taken from on of the most prestegeous journals in dermatology. Every medication has its risks. Hypertrichosis (excess body hair) is a common side effect in the study population making it difficult for a permanent solution for women who experience this side effect. My wife was on minoxidil topically and enough was […]
You mentioned that you were confused by the Reuters article so I thought it would be worthwhile to send you some of the highlights to break it down. These are all based on objective facts that can be verified in the documents. When you look at the current Propecia label, Merck discusses the sexual side […]
https://www.hairlosslearningcenter.org/topic/merck-makers-of-propecia-caught-lying-for-second-time/3390 This is all speculation at this time; however, it is appearing in many forums as fact. We must wait for the court to go through its process before judging Merck here.
Hi Dr. Rassman. I’ve heard quite a few stories claiming that generic finasteride is not as effective as Propecia. Do you prescribe both, and if so have you noticed a difference in your patients responses? Some patients have reported reduced effectiveness when they switch from propecia to the genetics but there are a few manufacturers […]
I have decent coverage but low hair density and when I push it around I can see it’s a bit thin up top especially under super bright light. Will fin alone help with thickening up the top and increasing the density? I really don’t want to take min bc it’s not extremely bad. Thanks. Yes, […]
I’ve been trying to get some sort of idea of about how much a hair transplant would cost to just fill in my temples. I’ve been on finasteride and minoxidil for over a year now with great results, but my temples are still thinner than i would like. Anyone able to give a rough estimate […]
You should get a HAIRCHECK test to find out if you are losing hair and how much is lost (see here: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/haircheck-test-how-it-is-done-video/ . I always tell patients to be smart about hair loss and get Metrics on the degree of hair loss you have and hook up with a good doctor to manage it so that […]
I heard that hair falling is an autoimmune disease, with the body attacking its own hairs. Then, there is Wim Hof (google him), that has scientifically shown to control consciously so many processes in his body that were previously thought to be impossible. Some forms of alopecia have an autoimmune cause. This is more common […]
Shaving your head will not change anything about your balding problem. The truth hurts!
Most of the stem cell treatment being offered are scams. A few doctors have built a reputation for delivering stem cell treatments and have made a fortune on men chasing the impossible. There are no stem cell treatment that are known to work.
I no longer get morning wood and my erections are only about 70% what they were before fin. Been telling myself it’s all in my head, it’ll resolve itself in time, and even that it’s probably caused by other meds I’m on (SSRIs). Well it’s been around 9 months now and there’s been no improvement […]
Here are some considerations I’ve had before jumping into the HT route and wanted to share these with the community to get feedback and possibly provide some additional options for those in a similar position: Background on me: 29M diffuse thinning throughout top of head. Finasteride/Minox for the last ~6 years that has slowed, but […]
Say I‘m 22 now and my final pattern is NW6 which I will reach by the time I turn 30. I am NW 2 now and my hair loss is not aggressive, medium I would say. Can I maintain the hair for long? If the final pattern is that severe? The only possibility is the […]