Does minoxidil prevent hair loss?

Sometimes. For some people ,regular use of minoxidil religiously for many years will slow or even reverse hair loss due to aging and loss of hormones.

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How minoxidil works in preventing hair loss? Thx

Still not clear. Minoxidil is a 40-year-old drug first used to treat high blood pressure. Hair growth was a common side-effect. We observe that it shortens the resting phase of hair growth, it increases the length of time hair grows and increases the size of hair follicles. The exact mechanism for these actions is still unknown, and may be caused by changes in the hair follicle or the supporting cells. Read more...

What are effective options to preventing hair loss/thinning without using rogaine (minoxidil) or oral medications?

Limited. All men have remodeling of their hairline over the temples around age 20. How fast this progresses to male pattern baldness correlates closely with how hairy your chest is. This is genetic. Forget "pop" cures. You can slow it down some with the available medications, or get baldness surgery. Or you can embrace your genetic masculine heritage, get really fit and look fantastic, like photo guy. Read more...

I've been using minoxidil for a year to prevent hair loss. However my hair started falling like crazy now! No new hair grew, so should I stop using it?

Minoxidil. Helps prevent further male pattern hair loss and may show modest effect on haiir regrowth. If rapid hair loss on Minoxidil suggest seeing a doctor or Dermatologist to rule out medical or mental cause of hair loss. Read more...
Do not stop it. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and further treatment. Read more...

I am 16. How can I completely remove DHT from my body not using minoxidil to prevent hair loss?

WHY? Do you mean dihydrotestosterone? There is prescription med to reduce it. Do you have a problem? I suspect you are asking the wrong question. Read more...

Is minoxidil 5% safe to use to prevent hair fall (not male pattern baldness)? Its prescribed by my doctor.

yes you can. If you do not have any heart problems you can use this medication safely. If the liquid makes your scalp become itchy then you need to change to the foam. Read more...