Propecia is one such drug that has proved to be very successful in treating male baldness
It is a well-known fact in drug trials that individuals can respond just as well to placebos, sugar pills, as to the active drug. On the other hand, it is difficult to explain why only certain people get better from placebos. A team of researchers from Uppsala University and Gothenburg University have now found gene
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Every day we all lose thousands and thousands of scalp hairs – men and women. New follicles grow in their place all the time so we don’t notice this hair loss, unless you are going bald. If this is the case, you are probably a man in the 25-40 year age group.
Baldness affects men more than women. If you are a man who is slowly but surely losing your hair, it is very likely that this is a genetic condition. Strangely enough, this disposition to balding does not come from your father’s side of the family. It actually comes from your mother’s family. If baldness affects male members in her family, then you will probably follow this pattern.
Why do so many men lose their hair? Well, as you know, all men have high levels of testosterone in their bodies after puberty. As you age, the testosterone sometimes changes to a different hormone called DHT. This is the culprit because it won’t let new follicles replace any lost hairs.
Alopecia is the correct terminology for baldness. Most times it starts when your hairline begins to recede or you get a bald patch on the top of your head. But there is good news! Thanks to the brilliance of pharmaceutical scientists, you can take drugs that make hair re-grow.
Propecia is one such drug that has proved to be very successful in treating male baldness. It contains an ingredient, known as finasteride, which does not allow the DHT hormone to stop hair growth. It can also slow down the balding process. This drug is available on prescription only, so you will need to see your doctor in case there are other reasons associated with your condition.
Although Propecia is very effective, don’t expect an overnight miracle! You might only notice its benefits after 6 months of treatment. This drug is supplied in tablet form, so it is easy to use.
Scientists in Beijing say they have discovered a genetic cause for a certain type of premature baldness and they suggest their discovery offers hope in future that those who inherit this rare type of baldness will eventually be able to keep their hair. A team from Peking Union Medical College led by Xue Zhang
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According to research by an international team of scientists testosterone could recharge the sex lives of older women. New research has found that testosterone patches can significantly increase the sex drive of postmenopausal women not on hormone replacement therapy. The study, led by Professor Susan Davis from Monash University is the first research which has
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An international study showed testosterone, when used with no other hormone therapy, is an effective treatment for low libido in postmenopausal women. More than 800 women from 65 centers in the United States, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and Sweden participated in the study, the first to show that testosterone administered by a skin patch
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the injectable drug degarelix, the first new drug in several years for prostate cancer. Degarelix is intended to treat patients with advanced prostate cancer. It belongs to a class of agents called gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) receptor inhibitors. These agents slow the growth and progression of
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