The Risks of Hair-Loss Medication

The Risks of Hair-Loss Medication

Your plans for a new thick head of hair to restore your confidence and sexual allure just might backfire if you plan on using medication ūüíä.

The Risks of Hair-Loss Meds

Doctors have long known that finasteride can cause impotence and related sexual problems. Finasteride decreases the conversion of testosterone to the more potent dihydrotestosterone, the latter of which is related to hair loss. Yet any medication that interferes with testosterone runs the risk of also affecting sexual performance.

Finasteride (sold as Proscar and generic brands) is prescribed for symptoms of an enlarged prostate; it's also used at a lower strength (under the name Propecia) for male pattern baldness. The drug works by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes prostate gland growth and hair follicle shrinkage. It can prevent hair loss and decrease prostate enlargement, but not surprisingly, it can also suppress sexual function. 

Something gained, something lost

Lowering the body’s levels of DHT may correct hair loss, but problems arise because the sex hormone is also important for maintaining the structural integrity of nerves, smooth muscle, connective tissue and signaling pathways in the penis.

"Subjects reported new-onset persistent sexual dysfunction associated with the use of finasteride: 94% developed low libido, 92% developed erectile dysfunction, 92% developed decreased arousal, and 69% developed problems with orgasm. "  - 


The Struggle

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