NONSURGICAL HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS: WHICH ONE IS FOR YOU?
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Our friends at http://suppversity.blogspot.com/ have produced an excellent article comparing different forms of nonsurgical hair loss treatments, all approved or cleared by the Food and Drug Administration. Because the vast majority of our patients come to us from all over the country for their required one-time office visit, then go home to be followed remotely by Virtual Office Visits (VOV) after that, we do routinely provide a couple of the successful hair loss treatments explored in this article. We feature the topical creams, which are individually compounded for our patients by our “Preferred Pharmacy”, Empower Pharmacy, in Houston, TX. https://www.empowerpharmacy.com/
We usually think about balding in men, but it’s great this article also explores hair loss in women. They should then have their Ferritin—a test for the level of a protein that is a measure of iron storage in the body—checked. Many times it is low in women whose hair is falling out. Hair loss is also a sign that their thyroid may be too low FOR THEM. “Low normal” may not be good enough for an individual patient; it takes TSH, Free T4, Free T3, and sometimes Reverse T3 tests to truly assess thyroid function. For men and women.
There are other causes of hair loss, too; we explore them during the course of therapy.
And yes, women can suffer androgenic alopecia (male sex hormone related), especially is they suffer PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). These treatments can help them, too.
This is a VERY important point: Finasteride is great for slowing, halting, even regrowing hair in some. But it should be applied directly, as a topical cream, to the affected areas on the scalp—not taken as an oral pill. When taken orally, it can negatively affect the entire body. Sometimes permanently. Fatigue, depression, and sexual dysfunction are common negative side effects from taking oral drugs of this class. Those are the side effects mentioned in the article, and were from oral use only. They are avoided by going directly to the hair roots, with a topical cream. Taking a pill to treat hair loss is like filling a tea cup in a thunderstorm.
Due to the way it works, Finasteride is for hair loss caused by androgenic alopecia, in both men and women. But Minoxidil, also discussed in the article, works for other types of hair loss, again, in both men and women. We also have Minoxidil compounded, and at the stronger 5% strength than is provided Over-the-Counter.
You can see the particular mixes of these topical hair loss topicals we use on our website, and also check out the prices. Compounded medications tend to be much less expensive than name brand.
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