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Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Can 'topical' finasteride or dutasteride (scalp lotion) inhibit DHT on scalp? ı mean ,can topical finasteride or dutasteride treat male baldness

Certainly can: Finasteride can be very effective in arresting male pattern baldness. Has been approved by FDA since 1997 by FDA. ! of only 2 proven effective medications to prevent hair loss. Anything else is "snake oil", not effective & does not work. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Does anti biotic tablets for eg. Zifi-o(cefixime) promote hair fall?

Does anti biotic tablets  for eg. Zifi-o(cefixime) promote hair fall?

Not likely: From the antibiotic, but the hair loss could come from a severe illness. As the body is trying to recover, the hair can thin out, but should grow back. ...Read more

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

Increase somewhat: Aromatase inhibitors inhibit the effect of estrogen on the pituitary gland as well as elsewhere. As a result they can increase pituitary hormones that stimulate testosterone production modestly, not usually dramatically. By the way, these medications are banned by most major sports ...Read more

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When does DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cream work for growing beard?

When does DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cream work for growing beard?

Unknown: First of all, Dht is not available in any topical form in this country - at least not legally - so if someone is offering such a cream, who knows what's actually in it? Second, i would not recommend applying any sort of testosterone-based product directly to the face. This can produce oily skin, acne, and other side effects, with no proven benefits that i know of. ...Read more

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Would propecia (finasteride) raise testosterone levels?

Would propecia (finasteride)   raise testosterone levels?

Propicia: Short term your total testosterone can rise but in general the testosterone levels stay nearly the same as they did prior to starting it. The Dht falls with Finasteride by blocking the enzyme that changes t to dht. ...Read more

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Does an anabolic activator that contains estrone, and estradiol reduce libido?

Does an anabolic activator that contains estrone, and estradiol reduce libido?

The Beast?: If you're referring to "the beast anabolic activator, " a homeopathic spray purporting to contain "molecular imprints" of a slew of hormones (including the 2 you mention), amino acids, RNA & dna (?), and a bunch of other things i've never heard of. In sum, it's water and alcohol, and won't have any effects whatsoever (besides your pocketbook). ...Read more

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Does Aminexil works against male pattern baldness?

Yes: This is a topical treatment similar to minoxidil. It is reasonably effective, especially if the problem is not too advanced ...Read more

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Does anti anxiety drugs lower bp?

Does anti anxiety drugs lower bp?

YES/NO: Medications that treat anxiety are many and not limited to what is referred to as "antianxiety meds" which usually are benzodiazepines , for those , they do relax smooth muscles and may drop blood pressure, it is not a clinically significant common side effect that we see frequently in anxiety clinic. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Pregnenolone and aromatase blocker uses?

Specific & limited: Pregnenolone is an adrenal hormone made from cholesterol, and is the pre-cursor for sex-steroid hormones. It is said to 'improve mood, ' but no strong data support. To my knowledge there is no role for it's use as a supplement. Aromatase inhibitors are for treatment of some breast cancers; they're also used off-label for ovulation induction in women. No other appropriate uses to my knowledge. ...Read more

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Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Sometimes: Some men may experience breast growth while taking a DHT blocker, especially if on the drug for a prolonged period. Libido can also happen. If this happens stopping it will regress problems. Hope this helped! @christianassad ...Read more

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Will taking an estrogen blocker raise my testosterone?

Will taking an estrogen blocker raise my testosterone?

Possibly: Selective estrogenic receptor modulators (serms) such as Clomiphene citrate or tamoxifen should increase lh (luteinizing hormone) and testosterone in men. Aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole) will also increase testosterone. The goal is to have testosterone to Estradiol ratio greater than 10. Certain clinical issues such as narcotic or obesity related low t are helped with these medications. ...Read more

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Can anti sebum effective against Fordyce spot?

Can anti sebum effective against Fordyce spot?

Fordyce Spots: Fordyce spots on the lips can be a cause of cosmetic concern for some patients. Electrodessication or vaporising laser treatment has been used successfully to remove spots. ...Read more

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If I have hair regrowth from using anti-dht shampoo like revita (which is the case), should I start using minoxidil 5 too ? Ps: i'm at norwood 2

If I have hair regrowth from using anti-dht shampoo like revita (which is the case), should I start using minoxidil 5 too ? Ps: i'm at norwood 2

Yes: No shampoo is effective. 2% is nearly as effective as 5% and is less expensive. The pills are more effective but require prescription. Many men use both. Usually they help keep the hair you have, sometimes there is significant. New growth. ...Read more

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What foods increase and decrease DHT production?

What foods increase and decrease DHT production?

Tobacco decreases : Dht production because blood flow testes, where Dht is produced, high cholesterol containing foods likely inhibit Dht production. Tofu and soy products can have an estrogen-like effect and decrease Dht production. Some shellfish like oysters & mussels may stimulate Dht production. Raw onions and garlic are beneficial for vascular health & thus are probably good for Dht production. ...Read more

Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dht (Definition)

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