At this moment there are over 85 million of people in the United States alone that are suffering from hair loss. You can very well be one of them if you are reading this text. Someone would think that since it is such a wide spread problem, there should be dozens of solutions to it. Truth be told, there are. It’s just a matter of how well they work (or, in most cases, don’t work).
I’m sure that you have already tried different remedies for this problems, including tinctures, shampoos, creams and other products that are advertised as a sure way to prevent your hair from going away or even that they can help you re-grow your hair on the places where you have lost it. I know people that have tried numerous products of this kind with no effect whatsoever. Suffice to say that they have completely lost all hope that they will ever stop losing their hair.
That is, until they found Propecia hair loss pills. This simple pill, whose generic name is Finasteride and goes by another brand name, Proscar has not only helped so many people to stop losing their hair, but a lot of them have even testified that their hair has started re-growing on places where it was previously receding.
So how is Propecia so effective and what is its mechanism of action? To answer that question we first need to know the reason for hair loss in the first place. Hair loss is a result of too much production of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) in your body, which is generated as a result of an enzyme reaction on a hormone Androgen. When it is produced in large quantities, DHT starts to connect to the hair follicles. This causes the follicle to shrink and remains incapable of receiving enough blood. Because of this, your hair becomes weak and thin and starts to fall off eventually. The follicle is now too weak to be able to grow new hair.
Propecia can prevent all this from happening as it is 5alfa-reductase inhibitor. What does this mean? It means that it can convert the already mentioned Dihydrotestosterone into testosterone and thus prevent further hair loss by allowing the follicles to have a steady supply of blood.
In order to determine how effective Propecia really is, medical experts have done a 5 year test of this drug. Of those men that have been taking 1mg of Propecia every day, 2 out of 3 have shown some kind of hair re-growth. Those who were not taking Propecia were losing their hair. 48% percent of people who have used Propecia have experienced a notable hair growth, while 42% have said that they are no longer losing their hair.
However, you should keep in mind that Propecia is only effective as long as you are using it. Once you stop, after 6 to 12 months, you are likely to start losing hair all over again.