Male pattern baldness has always been the embarrassment of men who suffer from it. Hardly anyone wants to get bald, except maybe for black basketball players. However, for most men, having a full hair is still the best option. The truth is not all men will experience hair loss in their life time, particularly the male pattern baldness condition. But for those that do, some will try to do what they can to prevent the condition from growing. For this reason, they resort to wearing toupees, hair-growing creams, or even surgical implantation of hair. While these steps may help aesthetically, they still do not treat the condition itself.
To date, only finasteride 1mg is able to treat the condition of androgenic alopecia. The best part about this treatment is that it is able to treat the condition at the hormonal level and simply not at the superficial level like most hair loss remedies available. Finasteride 1mg has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of Hair Loss and is currently the only medication used for such. Other medications approved are not exactly medications but more like creams and are used for hair regrowth and not for the treatment of the main condition itself.
Male pattern baldness occurs because of the presence of three factors – hormones, genes, and age. All these three factors must be present in order for the condition to appear. If no one in your family suffers from any balding condition (genetics), then you do not need to worry of it occurring to you. However, if your father, brother, or uncles have such condition, then there is a possibility that you may have inherited the genes. Then again, even if you have the genetic composition written in your DNA, if the presence of the hormone dihydrotestosterone is maintained, you will not be losing any hair.
The hair loss condition of male pattern baldness starts with the thinning of hair follicles due to the high presence of dihydrotestosterone. This dihydrotestosterone is actually a byproduct of an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase and the hormone testosterone. Finasteride 1mg is effective in treating this condition of androgenic alopecia because it acts as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor which simply means it stops or limits the production of dihydrotestosterone by preventing it from being made. Once the presence of dihydrotestosterone in the scalp has been limited, loss of hair becomes very minimal because the hair follicles are healthy and not thinned out. This is what makes finasteride 1mg very effective and what makes finasteride 1mg the only choice if you really want to stop this condition of androgenic alopecia.
If you are going to take finasteride 1mg, it is important that you are aware that you will not notice any immediate improvements in your hair upon taking the medication. It will take around 4-6 months before you notice any signs of improvements. This does not mean though that you need to stop taking finasteride 1mg because once you take this drug, you need to dedicate yourself into taking it in order to ensure that the condition does not go back.