Propecia – Proscar Information
Purpose Active Ingredient
Men’s Health finasteride
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Propecia (finasteride) is recommended for treating pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia) in males, and is useful for increasing growth of scalp hair and preventing continued hair loss. Finasteride can also treat conditions of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Propecia is a medication to be used exclusively by men. Pattern hair loss in men is a widespread condition in which abnormal thinning of the scalp hair is experienced by men which often leads to a rapid receding of the hair line and/or premature balding of the head. If such abnormal hair loss persists over a prolonged period, natural re-growth of hair is impaired as a result of which permanent baldness may occur. Such air loss in males is believed as caused by multiple factors, like the body producing a particular male hormone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and/or family history of baldness (heredity), etc. Males suffering pattern hair loss produce greater DHT in the affected balding part of the scalp than in other areas of the body which encourages an increase of hair loss.
It is in the function of blocking or inhibiting increase in the levels of the hormone DHT in the body where Propecia is active. With the rise in levels of DHT, scalp hair follicles get so shrunken these are unable to grow any longer. With a daily dose of Propecia such hair loss can be stopped and growth of new hair can be encouraged within as short a period as 3 months.
There is no adverse effect of Propecia on hair growing in other body areas. Men with a relatively milder, less intense, and not full baldness can be benefited out of using Propecia. This drug functions in the blocking of enzyme 5 alpha reductase, reducing the DHT hormone level in the scalp, thus allows hair to start re-growth to its normal regenerative cycle. As a result, there is reduction or complete stoppage of further abnormal hair loss, followed by significant growth of new hair, in men suffering from Male Pattern Hair Loss.
Taking Propecia is a simple routine of ingesting a pill, once daily. It may be taken take whenever convenient, combined with or independent of food intake, either once around breakfast, or in the evening, at bedtime. It is important not to miss the daily dosage.
It is most important that there is no further loss of time in starting on a course of Propecia as because the earlier it is started, the faster it starts to offset the harm of the DHT hormone. As it takes effect it will gradually reduce further unusual hair fall, and to stop such hair loss altogether after 6 months, encouraging the start of hair re-growth after 12 months after lapse of which the efficacy of Propecia on a particular user will confirmed. Most users of Propecia notice increase in the number of scalp hairs within 12 months of treatment, gradually refilling the thinned out or nearly bald patches of the scalp. Taking Propecia will gradually show visible signs of slowing hair loss.