A 25-year-old male asked:
i am 25 year old male, have hair loss and thin hair. what can i do to prevent hair loss ? can dead hair roots grow back ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Topical and pills: Male pattern hair loss is irreversible once the hair root has "died". There are things to help prevent:
Topical Rogaine (minoxidil)
Finasteride pills - used for enlarged prostate and NOT without side effects/risks. These are:
enlarged breast tissue
slight incr risk of high grade prostate cancer
can affect liver
can alter PSA test results
Consult with MD first!
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Last updated Aug 1, 2014
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