Controversy: is there a role for adjuvants in the management of male pattern hair loss?

    May 2010 in “ PubMed
    Rajendrasingh J Rajput
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    TLDR Adjuvants, diet changes, and laser therapy may improve male pattern hair loss.
    The article discusses the controversy surrounding the use of adjuvants in the management of male pattern hair loss (MPHL). The authors propose an alternative regimen that includes the use of finasteride, minoxidil, ketoconazole shampoo, antioxidants, vitamins, iron, folic acid, biotin, calcium, minerals, and amino acids. They also suggest dietary and lifestyle modifications to improve hair growth, such as avoiding fried foods, red meat, sugar-based foods, and foods with artificial flavors, taste makers, additives, preservatives, and colas. The article also discusses the possible role of low-level laser therapy and anti-inflammatory medications in the treatment of MPHL. The authors conducted a randomized control trial with 500 patients of all ages and grades of hair loss, which showed that a cyclical medicine program was effective in improving hair count and caliber. The article aims to stimulate thought and invite further opinions on the topic, as current medical therapy options for pattern hair loss are not adequate and further research is needed.
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