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As a doctor, with pure conscience would you prescribe finasteride 1mg to a 20 year old young male?

Answer by Nature Crazy:

According to the manufacturers of Propecia only 2% of people actually suffer from side effects, but actual person observation from both physicians, patients and even websites like propeciasideeffects.com or propeciahelp.com suggests that closer to 1 in 3 users will potentially develop some type of side effect. In fact, there are hundreds of law suits pending in courts across the United States against Merck for side effects in patients that have been deemed to be permanent. With that in mind, the answer is no.

It prevents the formation of DHT by decreasing impeding 5-alpha-reductase enzyme. As a result, testosterone levels increase but so does excess estrogen which terrible for the body.

Excess Estrogen is not good for the body and negatively impacts glucose metabolism, so the greater the amount of estrogen in a male, the more damaging effects on insulin sensitivity. Also, because it impedes 5-alpha reductase in an unnatural way it affects the Gaba receptors in the brain which again can lead to side effects such as anxiety, depression, and brain fog.

The irony, is that in the case of propecia it is estimated to only be about 40% effective in men. Regardless, there are safe and effective ways maintaining and reversing hair.

As a doctor, with pure conscience would you prescribe finasteride 1mg to a 20 year old young male?