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Dutasteride is the most effective hair loss treatment after 24 weeks, but finasteride leads to the most hair growth after 48 weeks.
Low-dose oral minoxidil safely treats hair loss, with hypertrichosis as main side effect.
Oral minoxidil promotes hair growth but may cause side effects; needs monitoring.
In Spain, dermatologists most commonly prescribe topical minoxidil and oral finasteride for male hair loss, and topical minoxidil and oral contraceptives for female hair loss. The use of oral dutasteride and oral minoxidil has significantly increased over the past three years.
Dutasteride more effectively treats hair loss than finasteride, but may increase risk of altered libido.
Hair loss increases with age; alcohol raises risk, more female partners lowers it.
Various medicinal plants like Polygonum multiflorum, Red ginseng extract, and Zizyphus jujuba can potentially treat hair loss, offering benefits like low cost and multiple ways of working. Other effective natural substances include Pygeum africanum, Seneroa, Urtica dioica, and more.
Patients generally have positive attitudes towards using topical Minoxidil for hair loss treatment.
The research found that certain characteristics like age, sex, race, marital status, and education level can influence whether alopecia patients stick to their hair loss treatment with topical minoxidil.
Primary cicatricial alopecia, a rare disorder causing permanent hair loss, is hard to diagnose and treat, with treatments like anti-inflammatory drugs and steroids offering varied results and no guaranteed cure. Psychological support for patients is important, and future research should aim to identify causes of the condition.