My answer to I am using Minoxidil and Finasteride from last 7 months (without side effects) but I still lose tons o…
Answer by Nature Crazy:
I’m going to answer your questions separately.
1. Minoxidil is the main ingredient marketed in many popular mainstream hair loss products such as Rogaine and works by opening up ATP sensitive potassium channels in the hair follicles which increases hair growth through the derma papilia. Unfortunately, the hair growth effect is short term as the single thing minoxidil is really doing is counterbalancing for a Mineralocorticoid mineralocorticoid and electrolyte imbalance, which is adjusted by magnesium, potassium and other compounds. In other words, it creates minoxdil dependent hairs that will shed once you stop using it.
A good alternative would be to opt for a natural topical that does not create dependent hairs but rather stimulates hair growth naturally. For example, did you know that Rosemary essential oil used topically by itself is just as effective for hair loss as minoxidil?
In fact a recent study tested Rosemary essential oil against 2% topical minoxidil for the treatment of male pattern balding and showed that both reduced hair loss but scalp itching was more frequent in the minoxidl group versus rosemary. This demonstrates that rosemary essential oil is just as efficient for hair loss as minoxidil – but safer and not detrimental in the long run. Here is a link to that study.
2. Propecia Propecia also referred to as Finasteride is a common main stream hair loss treatment recommended by dermatologists and doctors for thinning hair. 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 is not good 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. This also explains why finasteride loses its punch as our Sex Hormone Binding Gobulin levels increase. Also because it impedes 5-alpha reductase in an unnatural way it affects the Gaba receptors in the brain which again can eventually lead to side effects such as anxiety, depression, and brain fog.
If you knew these side effects were the price to pay to keeping a full head of hair you and others might actually still comply. Unfortunately, this is not the case as propecia is estimated to only be 40% effective in many men that take it because it doesn’t get to the root cause of hair loss.
Many people ( The manufacturers of Propecia) have pointed to an overproduction of the enzyme DHT as the culprit for hair loss but the truth is it’s more complex than that. Everyone harbors this particular enzyme in their scalp and hair follicle, yet not everyone loses their hair now do they?
No doubt that DHT does play a role in hair loss, but hair loss is not singularly rooted in DHT. In fact, you should really be thinking of it as more of a message-bearer. What we should also be focusing on is shielding, preventing, and reducing the enzymes and proteins that are precipitated by DHT.
Controlling inflammatory cytokines, such as Tumor Necrosis Factor alpha, Superoxide, Reactive Oxygen Species, Prostaglandin imbalances, stress hormone elevation, prolactin production, and DHT are key to halting and reversing hair loss.
What triggers these inflammatory events that cause your hormones to get out of whack in the first place?
Weight gain, Excessive physical or mental stress, Environmental Pollution, Poor diet and eating disorders, lack of vitamins and minerals, and a build up of toxins in the body.
Do genetics play a role? Yes, but your genes just determine a supsceptivity towards thinning and hair loss. There are many ways for halting the process naturally for ALL types of hair loss. Following a healthy diet with a few key scientifically proven compounds will be key for those who have hair loss genes.
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