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Is there a link between hair loss and prostate enlargement?

Is there a link between hair loss and prostate enlargement?

Yes: Male pattern baldness and BPH (big prostate) are both associated with increased level of male hormones (androgens such as testosterone). ...Read more

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Dr. Foster Carr
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...Read more


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Hello, I have been using Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for my hair loss. Does it have any side effect on infertility and prostate on a long run? has it been proved?

Hello, I have been using Proscar (finasteride) 1mg for my hair loss. Does it have any side effect on infertility and prostate on a long run? has it been proved?

Proved: You can save money by getting prescription finasteride 5mg (duterasteride may be even better) and cutting it into 4 parts, take 1 part a day. This is dramatically cheaper. By taking this, you will lose less hair with aging. You will suffer less enlargement and less cancer of the prostate. There may be a small risk of higher grade prostate cancer. No effect on fertility. Longer use = more benefit. ...Read more

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Saw palmetto is used as a prostate enhancer and also allows the hair follicle to get protein etc. Then why they say masturbation cause no hair loss?

Masturbation: There is absolutely no connection between taking a drug and it's uses and the normal and natural sexual experience known as masturbation. You are not a child, i believe, and let's take a moment and think this through. Every man in the world who can has or does masturbate. This is a normal and common part of the human experience. There are no health, physical, or medical consequences to masturbati. ...Read more

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Is propecia (finasteride) the best cure for hair loss. How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido. What dosage woulk you recommend?

Is propecia (finasteride) the best cure for hair loss.  How high is the danger of prostate cancer and loss of libido.  What dosage woulk you recommend?

Propecia (finasteride): Propecia (finasteride) is written as 1mg per day. I have written over 100 prescriptions and have not seen any prostrate cancer or loss of libido even though these are supposedly rare side effects. ...Read more

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Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in males?

Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss  breast enlargement in males?

Yes, but...: Do you need it and how much? And what is the price (consequence) you need to pay? These are the issues we have to think over especially for someone with the portraited clinical scenario. In life, we need to mull over if we have to do something necessary even being possible, and if we have to do something possible even being necessary. So, balance out what you like and what you need. More? Ask doc. ...Read more

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Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in men is it reversable if stopped the injections?

Is it true testosterone injections can cause hair loss breast enlargement in men is it reversable if stopped the injections?

Yes and no: Testosterone therapy needs to be done by qualified doctors that understand side effects and how to mitigate them. Both effects you mention can happen and are not usually reversible but treatable with appropriate intervention. ...Read more

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I've been having infrequent menstrual periods and a lot of hair loss including alopecia areata which cured on its own, is there a link between the 2?

I've been having infrequent menstrual periods and a lot of hair loss including alopecia areata which cured on its own, is there a link between the 2?

TherMay be related: It can be due to few conditions. It seems you are constipated as well. All these three can be caused by Hypothyroidism and can be successfully treated after diagnosis is confirmed by history/ physical exam and blood test. There are other causes as well like Type2 Diabetes,polycystic ovarian syndrome,depression&Cushing syndrome. Consult your doctor and get appropriate treatment ...Read more

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Dr. Emily Altman
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Alopecia (Definition)

Alopecia is a term describing the loss of hair from the head or body. There are many potential causes including hairstyling routines ...Read more