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The Potential Side Effects of Finasteride

The Potential Side Effects of Finasteride
According to Reuters (29-September-2019), U.S. Food and Drug Administration have received 5,000 complaints about the adverse sexual effects of finasteride from 2009 to 2018. 350 out of 5,000 men who reported these side effects were also suffering with suicidal thoughts. It was said that 50 of them committed suicide.

Diabetes Increases The Risk for Hair Loss

Diabetes Increases The Risk for Hair Loss
High Blood Sugar Levels trigger inflammation. Chronic inflammation is an autoimmune condition, the same type of condition that triggers alopecia areata. People who suffer from type 1 diabetes are at higher risk of suffering from alopecia areata, a hair loss condition characterised by smooth bald patches on the scalp.

Baldness and The Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Men

Baldness and The Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Men
Numerous studies with a total participant of 36,990 men showed that men with severe vertex baldness have a 48% higher risk of heart disease. A moderate vertex baldness was associated with a 36% increased risk of heart disease, while men with mild vertex baldness have a 18% higher risk of heart disease.

The 6 Best Essential Oils To Stop Hair Loss and Regrow Hair

The 6 Best Essential Oils To Stop Hair Loss and Regrow Hair
As a skincare scientist who studied at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London; I am very fond of essential oils. For the past 15 years, I have been developing and perfecting haircare formulas to slow down my own hereditary hair loss.

Rosemary Extract Reduces Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in Hair Follicles

Rosemary Extract Reduces Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in Hair Follicles
A study published in the Phytotherapy Research showed that Rosemary extract inhibited the activity of 5-alpha-reductase by up to 94.6%. By inhibiting the action of enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in hair follicles, rosemary extract reduces dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in hair follicles that helps prevent androgenetic hair loss.

Rosemary Oil is as effective as Minoxidil for Androgenetic Alopecia

Rosemary Oil is as effective as Minoxidil for Androgenetic Alopecia
A study published in the Phytotherapy Research suggested that Rosemary contains phytochemicals that suppress the action of enzyme 5-alpha-reductase in converting testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the androgen hormone that causes the hair follicles in some men and women to stop growing hair.

Peppermint Strengthens and Promotes Hair Growth

Peppermint Strengthens and Promotes Hair Growth
A study published in Toxicology Research suggested that peppermint oil is more effective than minoxidil in promoting hair growth. Peppermint oil has been shown to increase the number and the depth of hair follicles. After 4 weeks, Peppermint Oil improved the hair growth by 92% compared to 55% of Minoxidil.

Caffeine Helps Prevent Baldness in Men and Women

Caffeine Helps Prevent Baldness in Men and Women
In hair follicles, testosterone gets converted to dihydrotestosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase (5-AR). A study published in the International Journal of Trichology suggested that Caffeine may reduce the activity of 5-alpha-reductase. Hence, caffeine seems to help prevent the hair follicles from shrinking.

How Dihydrotestosterone Causes Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)?

How Dihydrotestosterone Causes Hair Loss (Androgenetic Alopecia)?
Dihydrotestosterone causes hair follicles to shrink gradually. Over the times, hair appears visibly weaker, shorter and thinner. The term of androgenetic alopecia is used for a hair loss condition caused by androgen hormones, particularly dihydrotestosterone. Left untreated, this hair loss condition may cause baldness.

Hair Loss and Thinning Hair Treatment

Hair Loss and Thinning Hair Treatment
In some people, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a powerful sex hormone and facial/body hair growth promoter, adversely affects the hair growth cycle on the scalp by shortening the Anagen (Growing) stage and lengthening the Telogen (Resting/Shedding) stage of hair, triggering thinning hair and potentially, baldness.