Patient : Hello i am 33 years old male having androgenic alopecia.lats 2 years i am suffering this problem.i have tried minoxdil,but when i applied this my bp goes lower.so i have stopped it.plz suggest good treatment for me.
Androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss. Hair loss usually begins with the frontoparietal scalp and then the vertex. Minoxidil and Finasteride are approved drugs for treatment of baldness in men. Since you've had some complications with minoxidil, finesteride is an option you can consider. Nizoral shampoo, commonly used as an anti-dandruff, is also observed to improve baldness however, it is not approved as a recommended treatment for baldness. Laser treatment for baldness is a new option but can be pricey and still needs further studies to assess the risks vs benefits. Hair transplant is a more promising option. Hair transplant can permanently restore hair, but many sessions are needed and costs is high. It is also important to diagnose and treat underlying causes of alopecia such as diabetes, hypo or hyperthyroidism and fungal scalp infection. You may want to consult a dermatologist to know more of your options. I do hope I have enlightened you in some way. I wish you well always.
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