Finasteride/Proscar is used alone or in combination with another medication to treat enlargement of the prostate gland. It is a medicine to treat symptoms of BPH such as frequent and difficult urination. This medicine may reduce the chance of acute urinary retention which means sudden inability to urinate. It reduces the need for prostate surgery. Finasteride treats BPH by blocking the body’s production of a male hormone that causes the prostate to enlarge.
BPH is the shortening of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Because of this disease, the prostate gets larger out of control and makes life harder for the individual who experiences it. It gets more common as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland may cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It can also cause bladder, urinary tract or as a result of these, kidney problems.
Finasteride is also in use to treat male pattern hair loss. Male pattern hair loss is a gradual thinning of the hair on the scalp, results in a receding hairline on the forehead or balding on the top of the head in men. Finasteride does not treat thinning hair at the forehead and on the temples. It is also not effective to treat hair loss in women or children.
Why does the Hair Fall Out?
For men, hair can be shed according to age, hair care, and various external factors. Men suffer from baldness due to various reasons such as washing the hair frequently, combing the hair using force, not being gentle on the hair follicles, shampoo or soap used, hair drying and hair thinning. Baldness is usually seen at the top of the head. Also, hair loss and open areas are frequently seen on the hairline, temples, and on the upper and side of the forehead. In addition, hair loss in men mostly has a genetic background.
Hair Loss in Celebrities
Celebrities are on television more often than ordinary people. They are in front of the camera or different people almost every single day. For this reason, they take care of themselves more than an ordinary person and pay great attention to their appearance.
Being in front of the camera and people so often means a preparation process before that for them. For example, there are many different scenes for a movie shooting. Make-up is applied, clothes are chosen and hair is styled. Different hairstyles may be required in different scenes, and for time-taking scenes, these hairstyles need to be durable. Hair stylers and powerful hair sprays are in use at this moment. Hairstyling tools with heat and strong hair sprays are used to style these hairs. And they cause great damage to the hair follicles and hair in general.
Then it is necessary to wash off the hair sprays from the hair. this means washing your hair frequently. It is necessary not to wash the hair frequently. Because the oil produced by the hair itself is very important for hair health.
For different reasons such as these and stress, hair loss can be seen more frequently in celebrities. That’s why famous people turn to various methods. Some use wigs, some prefer hair transplantation and some use anti-hair loss drugs.
Finasteride for Hair Loss
Hair loss is completely normal for an individual. Most people lose between 50 to 100 hairs every single day. This level of hair loss is insignificant. It is usually not even noticeable on the hair. But if you have begun to notice a change in the thickness of your hair in general, there might be a problem.
Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is the most common type of hair loss in men. It is usually an inherited condition. As the condition progresses, the natural hair growth cycle begins to weaken, which causes your hair to get shorter and thinner. Male pattern baldness is often treatable.
Finasteride works by decreasing the amount of the hormone dihydrotestosterone, DHT in the body. DHT normally causes your prostate to grow larger. The decrease in DHT helps prevent your prostate from growing larger. It also increases hair growth and decreases hair loss of the hair on the top of the head, in the hairline, on temples, and forehead.
Even though this medicine is effective in hair loss problems, it has side effects. It may cause decreased sex drive, trouble getting or keeping an erection, increase in breast size, and skin rash. It also causes swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face, depression, lumps, or pain in the breast and nipple discharge. If these side effects seem mild and do not affect that much, they may disappear within a few days or in a couple of weeks. If it is severe though or they do not seem to be disappearing, talk to a doctor.
Celebrities who use Finasteride
So many people who are well known and admired by many others have used this drug to prevent hair loss. Although celebrities do not publicly say that they use finasteride to prevent hair loss, viewers and fans know that they are applying this treatment. Worldwide famous names such as Justin Bieber, Ashton Kutcher, Dax Shepherd, Rob Lowe, and Bradley Cooper are avoiding hair loss with this medication. These names have become even younger rather than older as they age. It does not seem like they lose hair like any other 50 or 60 years old. This is not due to their immunity to hair loss. They use treatments against this inevitable problem.
It seems like celebrity gossip but in reality, celebrities usually do not share what they do to prevent hair loss. Only a few names have talked about what to do and how do they keep their hair healthy. Dax Shepherd, Rob Lowe, and Donald Trump are among those names. Pete Davidson is one of the few younger celebrities who openly and honestly talk about his hair and about taking Finasteride.
Joe Rogan is also one of those open names. Before he gets comfortable talking about his baldness on the front of his head, he struggled with his own hair loss for many years. And now he has openly talked about taking Finasteride.
There are many celebrities who use this medicine to prevent hair loss. It seems like they do not talk about it but the number of users keeps rising.
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