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A 19-year-old male asked about a 20-year-old male:

Ok to take fish oil, protein powder, creatine and lift weights which will increase testosterone if i am suffering from hair loss and want to prevent it?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
OK but won't help.: All of those things (or at least the weight lifting) will be good for your general health. Unfortunately, increasing testosterone won't affect hair loss, which has to do with the hormone receptors in the hair shafts themselves. The only proven hair loss preventatives are rogaine, (minoxidil) which is otc, and finasteride, a prescription med that your doctor can prescribe if you have no contraindications.
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Dr. Adrian Rawlinson
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
In March 2015, a study published by the British Journal of Cancer found that men using supplements containing creatine may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer
Dec 11, 2015

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