Thank you for putting time into this website. It has proved helpful. I had a few questions about finasteride.
- Does exercise have any effect on increasing or decreasing side effects?>
- Does exercise have any effect on how well it would work?
- What do you think of taking iron supplements to get finasteride to work better? (I am iron deficient, but I am not sure if it is enough to effect my hair. Going to a doctor soon to get my iron checked again.) Link
- Since I am 21, I have the best chances of finasteride to work. Do you see it work with almost everyone my age, especially at the very beginning of MPB? What about how common the side effects are at my age?
- I am going to see a hair transplant doctor soon. If miniaturization is found and the doctor is not willing to give me a prescription for generic proscar, can you? (Not sure of the legality of this. I hope I am not putting you in a bad position.)
Thank you for your time.
- No. Exercise won’t increase or decrease side effects if you happen to get them.
- No. Exercise won’t mess with the effectiveness of finasteride.
- Get your iron checked and be under the care of a good doctor. I don’t see any value in trying to make finasteride work better, though.
- Finasteride works well in young men, but a few who are destined to develop advanced balding may find it doesn’t work as well. Side effects are possible, but it is a very slim chance. There are reports on the internet that are overblown.
- You should do a miniaturization study and take pictures of various parts of your scalp. The presence of significant miniaturization will indicate genetic causes of hair loss.
- You aren’t putting me in a bad position by just asking, but let’s get a telephone consultation (call 800-NEW-HAIR) and see what’s happening. Any doctor can write the prescription so once you know the diagnosis (miniaturization pictures taken by you and sent to me), you can start finasteride if it is in your best interest. Your family physician will often prescribe it for you.