Dihydrotestosterone (DHT): it’s been blamed as the cause of hair loss ever since Dr. James Hamilton’s pioneering research in the 1940s. Yet despite Hamilton himself casting doubt on this theory, mainstream medicine has left this hypothesis mostly unchallenged. And while there is good evidence to support the link between DHT and hair loss, there are a number of problems with this explanation. So is DHT really the cause of hair loss? Or is it time for a new theory? Continue reading DHT and Hair Loss: Is It Really The Main Cause?
Propecia, the 1mg finasteride pill approved by the FDA to treat hair loss, may be far stronger than necessary. Numerous studies have shown doses as low as 0.2mg reduce DHT by the same amount as the prescribed 1mg tablet. So is such a high dose necessary to prevent hair loss? Is there a lower risk of side effects when taking a lower dose? In this article we’ll take a look at what the optimal finasteride dose for hair loss prevention is.
As if going bald wasn’t bad enough! Research suggests pattern hair loss is more than just a cosmetic issue. Numerous studies have identified links between androgenetic alopecia and a range of diseases. Perhaps most worryingly, bald men are statistically more likely to suffer from heart disease. The good news is that identifying the common cause could prevent heart problems – and even stop hair loss.
Pygeum africanum is an extract from the bark of the African plum tree Prunus africana. It’s a popular natural remedy used to alleviate the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer – two conditions linked to DHT. Pygeum africanum is believed to reduce DHT levels and there are even studies that appear to confirm this. So does this make it an effective hair loss treatment?
It’s quite rare to see a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled medical trial conducted for a natural hair loss treatment. But a recent such trial – using pumpkin seed oil – has produced surprising results. The trial showed significant hair regrowth in those treated. So, if you’re looking into natural treatments, here’s everything you need to know about using pumpkin seed oil for hair loss.
There’s no magic bullet that cures hair loss completely. But natural hair loss treatments can be effective. What’s more, not everyone is comfortable taking prescription drugs. This article compiles the products, supplements, and treatments that really work to stop hair loss naturally. Based on clinical trials, theory, and community experimentation, this is the ultimate guide to natural hair loss treatments!
It’s a hair loss myth we’ve all heard: bald men are more virile, have higher testosterone levels, and so on. But is it actually true? Or just an old wives’ tale? Well, hormones do play an important role in androgenetic alopecia – but there’s more to it than just testosterone. So, do bald men have more testosterone? Let’s take a look at the facts behind the myth. Continue reading Do Bald Men Have More Testosterone?
We all know that androgenetic alopecia is a genetically inherited condition – the clue’s in the name. But why do some men avoid male pattern hair loss despite having bald parents? And what if your father’s bald – are you destined to lose your hair too? In this post we’ll look at the genetics behind androgenetic alopecia as well as some common questions like: is baldness inherited from Mom or Dad?
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Perhaps as a result of today’s selfie-taking, image-obsessed culture, more and more men – and women – are using anabolic steroids to achieve the perfect body. But for many, this can have the unwanted side effect of increased hair loss. So can this be avoided? Which compounds are harshest on hair? Here’s how to prevent hair loss from steroids.