I’d strongly caution you against looking at mpb based on level of testosterone or even DHT. Mpb is a result of complex biological interactions and exercise results in complex effects on the body. Exercise association to Mpb need not have any relationship to whether or not exercise affects testosterone.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5500728/ This was published just over 2 years ago to look at the association of AGA and exercise. They got somewhat mixed results and fail to properly control for the effects of balding on degree of exercise, but nonetheless among those with a family history of AGA it does suggest at least some association of having AGA and engaging in more exercise than those without AGA. The association may be severely reduced in those without a predisposition for AGA as shown in the no family history of AGA. (Fig. 1) Which could suggest some interaction of exercise to AGA among people predisposed to AGA that is not present it those who are not predisposed to AGA.
There aren’t really worthwhile studies to answer the question since the few that exist fail to remove the issue of degree of balding affecting degree of exercise. It would probably be worthwhile to make a well designed questionnaire which effectively addresses this question, since previous studies have all been poorly designed in that regard such that we have no real evidence to answer the question of this post for causation.
Good study; however, it was only the low intensity exercise group with a family history of AGA that saw an effect causing alopecia. The study was taken with participant cooperation and therefore required individual reporting, which has its limits. Thanks for following up and pointing me to this interesting study.
The problem is that when you get a hair transplant and the donor hair has been used, it reduces forever, the amount of donor hair that you have as your donor area is limited. This can’t be reversed so when a hair transplant fails, not only are you deformed where you received the hair transplants, but you are depleted of valuable donor hair. Make sure that the next doctor is experienced and has a GREAT reputation and hopefully that doctor can make something good happen for you. You can go back to your original doctor and ask for your money back.
I haven’t taken my fin for a week, i’m getting a new script tomorrow. Is 1 week enough time for noticable hair loss? Kinda worried. thanks
One week of no finasteride will have no impact as it stays in your hair follicles for at least a couple of weeks.
I have been experiencing hair loss for 6-7 years now and my density has kept on decreasing. I have never been on Fin, however, I did try out min for 2-3 months and then stopped using it. I see a lot of posts that suggest an HT only after your hair loss has stabilized. but how do you guys determine that? I lose hairs every day. Should I get on fin and see it I stop losing hair, and then process for an HT ?
You don’t have to wait until you get bald to get a hair transplant. Stabilization is not always possible, even with finasteride. The key is to be able to predict with reasonable certainty, what your long term hair loss pattern will be. Most men must be 26 to be able to make this prediction and that allows the surgeon to build a proper long-term Master Plan for your future hair loss. I have had men keep up with their balding without running out of donor hair in the 29 years I have been doing this type of surgery.
Background: I took fin for a month starting in March 2019. During this time, among many other sides, I felt pain in my breasts, but I didn’t stop as I thought it would go away on its own. A month later, I had large, permanent gyno. Even after that first month, it took a few weeks for the “hard lumps” under the nipples to form which made me think it would reverse itself with discontinued use of fin, but it did not, and I developed unmistakable pointy nipples with hard gyno lumps under them.
I’ve now been taking zinc supplements for 2 weeks, and my gyno is getting a lot better. The size is still larger, and the breast matter is still under the nipples, but the shape is starting to go down and they’re less puffy/pointy or feminine. I’m wondering if this is permanent or if this will go away once I stop taking zinc. The brand I got is the regular amazon essentials brand.
Not good to continue with finasteride if you have gynecomastia as it only gets worse. You might consider switching to oral minoxidil
Probably not! Primitive man rarely washed their hair and many were very hairy!
You need your donor area examined with a video microscope and get a hair count and a measurement of the thickness of your hair. You want to make sure that you don’t have DUPA which can be diagnosed with the hand microscope. If you want to know your original donor density and your Hair Mass Index along with your total available donor graft supply for your lifetime, see an expert in the field.
What can be accomplished for someone with that low of a donor density and finer hair though? Especially if they’re like a NW7. Have you ever had such a patient with satisfactory results? I’ve seen your results on some NW7 patients and they are brilliant. But don’t those guys have a higher than average donor density?
Take a look at the second man in this post. He had super fine hair and had a Class 7 pattern. What we couldn’t get with hair, we got with SMP. Of course, in this situation, I would want to examine you in advance and make sure that you understood the risks and balanced your expectations with reality. I have found that men with fine hair generally understand that their hair is not great, so that they expect less but still can get good results as shown in man #s here: https://newhair.com/baldingblog/two-class-7-patients-treated-with-hair-transplants-and-smp/
I took propecia from 2010-2015 with no crazy side effects, but got off it when recovering from a concussion. I held onto most of my hair that I regrew for about 3 years. Now it’s starting to go really fast. If I have already taken propecia years ago, is there any reason to believe I’d get sides now? Does generic make a difference?
The generic should be no different if it is not fake. Your previous experience should be the same now