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Old 07-03-2009, 10:52 PM
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I read about all the herbal DHT blockers: soy isoflavinoids, beta-sitosterols, saw palmetto, nettles, etc. Anything apparently that effects DHT in any way seems to risk sexual side effects. Is there anyway to get around this side effect? Would it be better to simply use topical products directly as opposed to internal supplements?
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:37 PM
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as we know anyway as you know - hair loss can be caused by many different reasons! Find out the actual cause of hair loss! There are many causes of loss of hair such as stress, poor nutrition ,medications, thyroid dysfunctions, illness, fungal infections ,hormonal problems, to mention a few.

year ago my husband suffered from hair loss too and he started trying everything you can imagine to stop his hair loss. the things that really worked for him was:

1) Vitamin A - an anti-oxidant which promotes healthy production of sebum in the scalp;

2) Vitamin E stimulates circulation. Good blood circulation in the scalp is important in keeping hair follicles productive. The 'B' vitamins contribute to melanin, which gives hair its healthy color and also stimulates blood circulation;

3) massage is also beneficial. Massage stimulates circulation. As already noted, good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Experts suggest a few minutes of daily head massage by hand. Circulation through massage may be improved by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base with massage;

4) Try rubbing your scalp with garlic juice, Onion Juice or Ginger Juice(you can either of one out of three, Do not mix any of two or three);

5) also he used herbal treatment - TrichoZed
It is a good product that helps prevent hair loss and it is an FDA approved product. I think it is very important!

It worked and still works for him!

I do not know if any pharmacies carry TrichoZed but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here (promotional content removed)

It enhances hair growth by blocking DHT (Dihydrotestostrone) - a major cause of hair loss!

good luck!

not only my and my husband`s own personal experience

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Old 08-18-2009, 04:09 AM
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Thanks for the information patricia. great info.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:06 AM
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Vitamin supplements are good, but all these can be obtained through a healthy balanced diet.

The reality however, is that most cases of hairloss in men are due to male pattern baldness. Hairloss due to poor nutrition is very rare in developed countries.

By all means, take vitamin supplements, but you will almost certainly need a DHT blocker if you are experiencing male pattern baldness.

Only one is licenced for treating hairloss, and that is Propecia.

DHT has many roles in the body, including maintaining sex drive and is also implicated in hairloss.

Therefore, any treatment that reduces DHT (propecia decreases it by 65%) could potentially affect sex drive.

You could try a herbal supplement like saw palmetto, but please bear in mind that it is an unproven therapy and has not been tested on a large scale like propecia has.

Side effects with propecia only occurs in 2% of patients on propecia, and they go away on discontinuing treatment. Infact, some of those men who got sides decided to continue treatment and they went away.

You also need to remember that in the propecia study, 1.4% of patients getting the placebo (sugar pill) reported reduced sex drive.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:15 PM
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Question DHT, really relevant anymore to hair loss?

I’ve been reading a lot of books and treating my own hair loss lately, and recently learned that DHT is not as responsible for hair loss as we once thought. In fact there is another chemical hormone altogether different, and requiring a totally different treatment approach, from DHT, and that PGD(2) was found in all balding human scalps as having caused follicular damage. I read about it here:

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What do you think about Prostaglandins vs DHT? Apparently prescription inhibitors are on the market, but not in topical form; they are only for asthma treatments, etc.

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Old 03-04-2013, 06:32 PM
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If you castrate yourself you will not lose a hair on your head and not have a 'side effect' .

When you think of the science behind it . I cant help but think propecia is a slow burn chemical castration.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:09 PM
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Agreed... Countries like Sweden have all but banned Propecia... Everyone is waking up the facts they hoped people wouldn't notice; that the side effects are permanent.

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There are case reports of persistent diminished libido or erectile dysfunction, even after stopping the drug.[21] In December 2008, the Swedish Medical Products agency concluded a safety investigation of finasteride and advised that finasteride may cause irreversible sexual dysfunction. The Agency's updated safety information lists difficulty in obtaining an erection that persists indefinitely, even after the discontinuation of finasteride, as a possible side effect of the drug.[22] The UK's Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) cites reports of erectile dysfunction that persists once use of finasteride has stopped.[23] Similar labeling changes have been made by the Italian government. For a period of time there was a discrepancy between European and North American warning labels regarding the risks of developing persistent sexual side effects from taking Propecia but after two years in April 2011 Merck revised the United States' warning in consumer and medical leaflets to include erectile dysfunction that may persist after stopping finasteride.[24] In April 2012, the FDA chose to approve Merck's proposed labeling from 2011 only after the warning label was further strengthened to include reports of persistent libido disorders, ejaculation disorders, orgasm disorders, and decreased libido.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:42 AM
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Patricia,

The only two FDA "approved" products for hair loss are Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil). So unless one of the products you're promoting includes one of these ingredients, it hasn't been FDA approved. Also, calling a product that contains a number of ingredients "FDA approved" is misleading since only one of the ingredients has actually been FDA approved, not the entire product.

But since your primary purpose here is to promote and link to your product, I've removed your posting privileges and your account.

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Old 03-05-2013, 10:57 AM
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Patricia,

The only two FDA "approved" products for hair loss are Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil). So unless one of the products you're promoting includes one of these ingredients, it hasn't been FDA approved. Also, calling a product that contains a number of ingredients "FDA approved" is misleading since only one of the ingredients has actually been FDA approved, not the entire product.

But since your primary purpose here is to promote and link to your product, I've removed your posting privileges and your account.

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How come my link was removed? It was a legitimate article on DHT vs prostiglandins... Also, this thread started out with a completely different post before it turned into spam; that was weird.
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Old 03-05-2013, 11:37 AM
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Jimmy,

I see that our assistant publisher and forum moderator Dave removed your link. I didn't see it, so I can't speak to why it was removed. However, if the link was promotional in nature and/or the page itself contained promotional content, it would have been removed. If there is specific informational content you want to share, please feel free to copy/paste the information into this topic.

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