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Treatments For Men's Hair Loss

Jun 11, 2008
When you are faced with the problem of hair loss, you may not know what you are going to do about it. There are a few things that might help you out though.

There are a couple of treatments that you can consider if you are willing to go to your doctor for help. These treatments may have been something that you had heard of before you even started on the road to needing help with your hair loss issues, and include:

* Minoxidil - This is another name for Rogaine and you can get it over the counter. You might have seen the advertisements for this product on TV, but you should do a little bit of research on it and talk to your doctor before you go out and get this particular medication. This product doesn't necessarily grow back your hair, but it may help with what hair may be left on the head. You will have to keep applying it two times a day for it to really work, and some people have challenges with this daily discipline. You may also get a drug that comes in a higher strength, but it's still pretty expensive.

* Finasteride - This is a lower dose medication than Minoxidil that has serious side effects such as the shrinking of the prostate when taken over time. You may have heard of its other name, Propecia. This is a prescription only medication that is also taken two times a day. This will also help you keep the hair that you have, but will probably not help you to grow much new hair. One major side effect of this drug is impotence, but it's really very uncommon.

There are also some other options that you can pick from that may help with your hair loss issues, these include:

* Herbal treatments - these include Chinese Herbs, Saw Palmetto, Green Tea, Zinc, and Pygeum. There are many different herbs that are on the market today to assist with hair loss, but you really need to pay attention to what you are getting. You should also make sure that you are taking the time to talk to your doctor before you start on any herbal remedy so that you are not having any reactions to the medications that you may already be taking for other problems.

* Hair transplants - these are generally good for people that may not have any hair at all and who are looking to replace hair partially or in total.

* Toupees - This is a hair piece that is put on the head to help hide the instance of baldness. They often times require some kind of tape to help hold it on the head, but are a good non surgical way to look better after hair loss.

* Going Natural - If you have baldness, you may decide that you don't care what people think. Just let it all hang out and look great bald. Hey, Bruce Willis does it and there are plenty of other people that have, so why not you.

There are many options that are available to you to help with your hair loss issues, but you may not even need any. If you are in doubt, then talk to your doctor and find out what they think you need. That way you will be looking good and feeling good at the same time.
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