Hair Loss – Online Treatment & Help Centre

Hair loss is usually associated with male pattern baldness and affects the front and top of the scalp. Men first start noticing their hairline receding in the affected areas, which may lead to complete baldness. While the condition is not serious, it can cause severe self-confidence issues and if not treated promptly may lead to baldness. It’s never too early to fight against hair loss, especially when you’ve noticed the first signs of receding hairline. True Medical offers a wide range of effective hair loss treatments.

Hair loss is usually associated with male pattern baldness and affects the front and top of the scalp. Men first start noticing their hairline receding in the affected areas, which may lead to complete baldness. While the condition is not serious, it can cause severe self-confidence issues and if not treated promptly may lead to baldness. It’s never too early to fight against hair loss, especially when you’ve noticed the first signs of receding hairline. True Medical offers a wide range of effective hair loss treatments.

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What Is Hair Loss?

Hair loss is used to describe excessive amounts of hair from the scalp falling off until there is a very thin layer of hair or a bald patch left. While some hair loss is normal (between 50 and 100 hairs per day), excessive or rapid loss is cause for concern and needs to be treated to prevent further hair loss. When the rate of hair loss is faster than new hair growth or if new hair doesn’t grow at all, you should look into treatment options.

The first signs or symptoms of hair loss include:

  • Thinning of the hair around the temple and crown area
  • Losing hair around the temple and crown area
  • Receding hairline

The symptoms may appear as early as the teens, and usually affect men before they turn 50. The condition is genetic and runs in the family. Therefore, if your grandfather (usually on your mother’s side) had a receding hairline, you should look into hair loss treatments as soon as you notice the first signs.

Hair loss is nothing to worry about in medical terms. It is a natural process, however, it does cause a lot of concern and self-esteem issues in men. This is why most men seek hair loss treatments as soon as the first signs show.

What Is Male Pattern Baldness?

In most cases, male pattern baldness is responsible for hair loss in men. The condition is very common and hereditary. In fact, over 6.5 million men in the UK are affected by male pattern baldness. The condition got its name from the fact that the hair loss follows a similar pattern in most men where it starts receding from the front and the top of the scalp.

Although it is primarily hereditary, the condition may be caused by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder that causes hair to fall off in irregular patterns with sporadic bald patches. In any case, hair loss occurs when hair follicles become too sensitive to testosterone, the male sex hormone. Male pattern baldness means that the affected men have more testosterone receptors which weaken their follicles until they shrink and stop growing new hair.

Hair loss may also occur due to other underlying medical conditions or as a side effect of a treatment. Therefore, you should consult your doctor before you decide to start treating hair loss.

Is There A Cure For Hair Loss?

While male pattern baldness cannot be permanently treated, it can be slowed down using proven treatments that slow down the rate of hair loss and simultaneously promote the growth of new hair.

One of the most popular treatments is Finasteride, a treatment that decreases the levels of dihydrotestosterone or DHT which harms the follicles. If taken regularly, finasteride prevents the hair follicles from thinning and slows down the rate of hair loss.

Will The Treatment Grow My Hair Back?

Male pattern baldness treatment is aimed at preventing further hair loss and strengthening the remaining hair.

Male pattern baldness treatment will

  • Prevent further hair loss in 90% of cases
  • Start producing the advertised results in three months
  • Promote new hair growth if used for a prolonged period of time in two out of three patients.

Learn More About Hair Loss Treatments

We have several prescription and over-the-counter treatments aimed at men suffering from male pattern baldness. Propecia and Finasteride are prescription drugs used to treat hair loss and male pattern baldness.

Finasteride is the active ingredient of both drugs. It is also frequently prescribed to treat an enlarged prostate. It can be used to treat various other issues including excessive hair growth in female patients. It is also one of the drugs in a hormone therapy transgender women use. The drug is administered orally.

Finasteride is an alpha-reductase inhibitor, which means it blocks the enzyme which converts the male hormone testosterone into its active form – dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

As men age testosterone converts to DHT and prostate glands become more susceptible to enlargement. Since Finasteride helps prevent conversion to DHT, it can also help treat enlarged prostate and related issues.

On the other hand, hair loss is common in over 80% of men in the UK and very rare in females under 50. In men, hair loss and thinning usually occur in patterns, mainly around the central scalp area. Therefore, the condition is commonly referred to as male pattern baldness.

Finasteride blocks the 5 alpha-reductase enzymes and inhibits the conversion of testosterone to DHT. This is one of the most effective ways to prevent the signs of male pattern baldness.

DHT negatively affects hair growth since it affects the follicles in the scalp area. Less DHT means fewer follicles are affected and those that have been affected can regenerate. Therefore, the drug is highly effective in preventing and reversing the effects of hair loss in men.

Some of the side effects associated with these treatments include:

  • Rashes
  • Itching and swelling in the face or lips
  • Impotence
  • Ejaculation issues
  • Breast tenderness
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Lack of libido

These treatments should not be used by:

  • Women
  • Men trying to get their partner pregnant
  • Men with prostate issues
  • Patients whose hair loss is a result of a different cause, such as chemotherapy
  • Patients on dialysis

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Side Effects Of Using Hair Loss Treatments? 

Due to its DHT inhibiting nature, side-effects to using Finasteride include:

  • Impotence
  • Low libido
  • Abnormal ejaculation
  • Trouble reaching an orgasm
  • Swelling of the hands or feet
  • Swelling or tenderness of the breasts
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Rashes

Some side effects may not disappear when you stop taking the treatment.

What is the cause of Hair Loss? 

In most cases, male pattern baldness is responsible for hair loss in men. The condition is very common and hereditary. In fact, over 6.5 million men in the UK are affected by male pattern baldness. The condition got its name from the fact that the hair loss follows a similar pattern in most men where it starts receding from the front and the top of the scalp.

Although it is primarily hereditary, the condition may be caused by alopecia areata, an autoimmune disorder which causes hair to fall off in irregular patterns with sporadic bald patches. In any case, hair loss occurs when hair follicles become too sensitive to testosterone, the male sex hormone. Male pattern baldness means that the affected men have more testosterone receptors which weaken their follicles until they shrink and stop growing new hair.

Hair loss may also occur due to other underlying medical conditions or as a side effect of a treatment. Therefore, you should consult your doctor before you decide to start treating hair loss.

How To Eliminate The Side Effects Of Hair Loss Treatments? 

While only a small percentage of patients exhibit side effects of using Finasteride, they are not uncommon. In most cases, the side effects subside after the body adjusts to therapy and if they don’t it’s best to consult your doctor.

That said, several factors contribute to the side effects manifesting in Finasteride. Therefore, some of the effective ways to prevent side effects of Finasteride include:

  • Lowering your Estrogen levels. Taking hair loss treatments may increase estrogen levels in a man’s body by up to 15%. The increased levels of estrogen are responsible for the side effects leading to erectile dysfunction and libido issues. Therefore, lowering your body’s estrogen levels can prevent these side effects. This includes taking Zinc or Grapeseed extract, consuming cruciferous vegetables, and losing weight.
  • Increasing Nitric Oxide Levels. Nitric oxide is important in maintaining a healthy libido. Natural ways to increase the levels of nitric oxide in your body include eating foods with high nitric content such as spinach or beets, pomegranate juice as well as nitric oxide supplements such as Citrulline.
  • Reducing the dosage. Reducing the dose of Finasteride decreases the side effects occurrence. If you are concerned about your dosage and possible side effects consult with your doctor or our online staff.
  • Take ED Treatments. Erectile dysfunction drugs such as Cialis, Viagra, or Levitra can be used to counter the ED side-effects of Finasteride. Sildenafil is the active ingredient of Viagra and can help you get and maintain an erection before having sex. Taking it one hour before expected intercourse can eliminate ED-related issues.
  • Use Topical Hair Loss Treatments. Finasteride also comes in topical form. While the topical treatments are equally effective in combating male pattern baldness, they are also less likely to cause any side-effects. Even if the Finasteride gets into your bloodstream, the dose is smaller and less likely to cause any side-effects.

Who Is At Risk From Hair Loss? 

Two out of three men in the UK experience some degree of male pattern baldness. A family history of male pattern baldness is a good indicator of your chances of suffering from hair loss.

How Can I Tell I’m Suffering From Hair Loss? 

When it comes to hair loss, a lot of men tend to be overly concerned and treat any small sign such as hair falling off as a sign of hair loss. On the other hand, a lot of men are in denial and do not address their hair loss for years, when the damage to the follicles becomes irreversible.

Either way, assessing your hair loss situation objectively can be difficult, as the condition tends to develop slowly.

If you or your loved ones notice your hairline is receding gradually or that your hair is thinner than it used to be, you should start looking into hair loss treatments.

How Can I Tell I’m Suffering From Male Pattern Baldness? 

Male pattern baldness can be recognized by the hair loss on the top of the head. The condition usually does not affect the sides and the back of your scalp. Male pattern baldness usually occurs at the crown or hairline, or in some cases both.

Is There A Cure For Male Pattern Baldness? 

No, male pattern baldness cannot be cured, only delayed with proper hair loss treatment. However, other causes of baldness may be reversible.

Can Hair Loss Be Prevented? 

Male pattern baldness cannot be prevented, though its effects on hair loss can be delayed with proper and timely treatment.

Can Women Get Pattern Baldness? 

Some women may also suffer from pattern baldness, especially if they are sensitive to DHT. This usually happens in menopause or after it. Women experience baldness at this time as their female hormone levels drop and DHT levels increase. The baldness does not manifest in the same way it does in men and is usually not as severe.

Thyroid disorders are usually responsible for hair loss and can be caught in advance with regular medical screenings.

Pregnant women with increased levels of progesterone may also suffer from hair loss as hair follicles are temporarily affected. This is why hair loss during this period is also temporary.

Will I Go Bald Without A Hair Loss Treatment? 

It is very hard to predict how male pattern baldness will affect your hair loss. Men who experience the signs earlier in life are more likely to go completely bald. If you don’t experience signs of hair loss by your mid-twenties, you will likely not lose your hair, even though it might thin out.

You should see how male pattern baldness affected your family members, especially on your mother’s side. This will give you a somewhat clearer picture of what you can expect.

When Should I Seek Hair Loss Treatment? 

The earlier you start treating male pattern baldness the more likely you are to reverse the symptoms and delay the condition. If you wish to prevent getting bold, make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as you notice the first signs.

If you do not start treating hair loss early, not only will it continue but you will also have a much more difficult time preventing the symptoms.