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Finasteride and hair loss

finasteride 1mgPreventing hair loss is especially important if this drop occurs at a young age. The androgenetic alopecia is due to two factors: genetic predisposition and androgen hormones. The thinning of hair is due to the shrinking of hair follicles which depends on the activity of androgen hormones typical of the male, but present in lower concentration in women.
The miniaturized hair is becoming thinner until you drop. The miniaturized hair is becoming thinner until you drop. Without androgens, in fact, there is no alopecia, in the past castrated before puberty did not need aid medicated to combat hair loss. The testosterone secreted by the testes and to a lesser extent by the adrenal gland, is the hormone androgen for excellence.



Testosterone undergoes the action of the enzyme 5-a-reductase turning into dihydrotestosterone. In humans undergo a particular involvement especially the hair of the vertex and frontal areas. The higher the amount of hormones, plus there is the possibility of losing your hair, although we must point out that the bald may have a concentration equal to that of those who have thick hair, but having a greater genetic predisposition to fall. Only in women with androgenic alopecia can be seen a high level of androgens. To combat hair loss can be used based drugs finasteride. The drug works by reducing the shrinkage of the hair follicles and stimulating those already miniaturized also promoting the growth of new hair. The drugs based on finasteride are Proscar and Propecia.



What is finasteride?

propecia finasterideFinasteride is a synthetic drug, which is chemically produced in the laboratory, in azosteroid structure that inhibits the enzyme 5-alpha reductase type II. It is used (5mg per day) for the treatment of hypertrophy of the prostate (or benign prostate hyperplasia), as it induces a regression of prostate volume, improving the flow of urine and the associated symptomatology. In addition, finasteride, with daily dosage lower than in the first case (1 mg daily) is indicated in the treatment of baldness or androgenetic alopecia.


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