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Dutasteride and Hair Loss

Dutasteride is an A5R-inhibiting drug that is now being used in many countries for the treatment of male-pattern hair loss. Male pattern hair loss is caused by the action of certain enzymes on the freely available testosterone in the body. The confluence of the enzymes produces the harmful DHT that causes hair to fall in both males and females.

 

Dutasteride
Finasteride
Minoxidil
Spironolactone
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Zinc
Saw Palmetto
Olive Oil
Aloe Vera

Finasteride and Hair Loss

Finasteride is one of the best-known solutions to male pattern hair loss. The chemical compound is more familiar throughout the world through the brand Propecia. Finasteride was developed primarily because of its ability to prevent the growth of acne, hair loss and enlarged prostates in males.

Minoxidil and Hair Loss

Minoxidil is a topical remedy used for reducing hair loss and encouraging new hair growth on those suffering from balding. Minoxidil was first introduced into the mass market by the brand name Rogaine. In the beginning, the topical reformulation of minoxidil was available to patients and potential users through a prescription provided by a doctor. Now, it can be bought off drug stores as an OTC hair loss remedy.

Spironolactone and Hair Loss

Spironolactone is a type of steroid that can help in reducing the incidence of baldness in women. It is strictly regulated, because it can cause undue side effects to males when it is administered. You can easily find spironolactone on the market under the brand name Aldactone.

Vitamin C and Hair Loss

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a vital component in human growth and in the development of the immune system. For individuals suffering with hair loss, deficiency in vitamin C might mean the scalp (which is also skin) might be generally weaker against environmental stressors and therefore more prone to alopecia.

Vitamin E and Hair Loss

Vitamin E is responsible for cell maintenance and is also responsible for keeping a person looking younger despite natural ageing and the rigors of daily living. Vitamin E may also be used to support the scalp and hair follicles, by protecting these from free radicals that naturally form in the body.

Zinc and Hair Loss

Zinc as a trace element is responsible for keeping DNA replication constant. Ample amounts of the trace mineral also allow ribonucleic acid to be produced and used by the body as well. As such, zinc plays a central role in the maintenance of hair, because it allows the hair to grow thick and strong.

Saw Palmetto and Hair Loss

Saw palmetto is one of the more promising natural treatments for hair loss. In the United States, the plant may be located and are harvested from the southeastern portion of the country. If you’re not in the mood to spend money on more established pharmaceutical treatments for hair loss, it appears that saw palmetto is your second best choice.

Olive Oil and Hair Loss

Using oil to remedy alopecia has been around for thousands of years. Notable groups of people who used oil to keep hair healthy are the ancient Indians and even the Egyptians. The use of oil is widespread and to this day remains widely acceptable to many communities around the world.  

Aloe Vera and Hair Loss

Aloe vera is a succulent herb that grows in regions of the world with tropical climes. Traditionally, aloe vera is also used as a natural hair enhancer. For some reason, aloe vera seems to prevent hair loss caused by environmental factors. Some anecdotal evidence also points that long-term use of the succulent herb can prevent balding in persons of advanced age.