After the diagnosis “hormonal hair loss” usually followed by a drug therapy – of course, without looking at the human in its entirety and without questioning why probably its own hormones lead to hair loss.
If a man’s hair follicles are sensitive to DHT – an active male sex hormone – then the hair will fall out. But why do the hair follicles react so sensitively to a normal male hormone?
The conventional medicine does not know the answer and always, if they do not know the answer, the hereditary factors come into play. The sensitivity of the hair follicles to DHT is hereditary, it is said. For the patient, this means: My hair loss is my inevitable fate, I can not do anything about it and nothing to do with it – unless, of course, swallow or apply the medication prescribed by the doctor – and bother me with its side effects.
In fact, the patient could do a great deal of his hair loss. Namely, if he knew that he himself and his previous way of life could be responsible for it.
Acidification, nutrient and mineral deficiencies, as well as the deposits of harmful metabolic waste products, can both cause disturbances in the hormone balance as well as an unusual sensitivity of the hair follicles.
However, conventional medicine prefers to use the supposed helplessness of the patient and targets the DHT level.
Finasteride, an agent routinely prescribed to men with hormonal hair loss, inhibits the formation of DHT and can sometimes also stop hair loss. However, only under certain circumstances.
The man should not be older than 45 years old (no effect on older men) and the hair follicles must still be active. Finasteride must be taken a lifetime. If the man puts the remedy off, the hair falls faster than ever before. Even a brief interruption of the finasteride application may cause the entire therapy to fail.
Side effects of finasterideThe lifelong use of a drug that was originally developed for prostate enlargement, of course, rarely remains without side effects.
If finasteride is taken for prostate enlargement, then it is a short-term therapy, so that side effects rarely or rarely appear. In the long-term use of the drug for hair loss, however, the man comes in many cases in the dubious enjoyment of several unpleasant side effects.
One of them is, of course, the reduction of the prostate, which is the original use of the drug, but not necessarily desirable in a prostate of normal size.
Other side effects include erectile dysfunction, a decrease in libido and reduction of seminal fluid. In some cases, breast growth has been observed and even – very untypically for men – breast cancer. Even if the head hair should finally grow again, but the remaining body hair including the whiskers decreases significantly.
For the sake of the hair, the man puts his manhood on the line.