TLDR Finasteride can treat hair loss, but may have side effects; evaluate and inform patients of risks.
This article discusses the use of finasteride as a therapeutic option for androgenic alopecia (AGA), a condition with varying psycho-social implications. While some studies show finasteride to be safe with minimal side effects, others are more cautious and suggest that it may result in side effects with greater frequency and severity, including post-finasteride syndrome. The article suggests that further investigation is needed to understand the factors that contribute to finasteride inconsistency and side effects, and to categorize subjects into distinct subgroups based on their predisposition to adverse reactions. Overall, while finasteride can be an effective treatment for AGA, patients should be carefully evaluated and informed of potential risks before starting therapy.View this study on tandfonline.com →
Personalized treatment with inhibitors, minoxidil, and laser therapy helps hair loss.
Finasteride can cause serious emotional side effects; doctors should check patients' mental health history before prescribing.
Finasteride-loaded nanoparticles may help treat alopecia.
Post-finasteride patients show changed neuroactive steroid levels, possibly causing erectile dysfunction and depression.
Finasteride can cause sexual dysfunction and depression, which may persist and require hormonal treatment.
Alopecia affects patients' quality of life, with younger patients and longer-lasting hair loss experiencing greater impact.
AGA more common in men, increases with age, linked to family history, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and smoking.
Finasteride may cause vitiligo, sexual issues, and depression; better treatments and predicting side effects needed.
Various hair camouflage options help people with hair loss improve appearance.
Hand preference and sexual orientation may predict finasteride side effects in male hair loss.
AGA causes hair loss through follicle miniaturization and hair cycle changes; regrowth depends on anagen initiation in kenogen follicles.
Finasteride may cause mental and sexual side effects, with hand preference and sexual orientation possibly affecting severity.
Taking 1 mg of finasteride daily can increase hair count and improve hair appearance, but it may have side effects on sexual function and a potential risk of prostate cancer. It may not be effective for postmenopausal women unless taken in higher doses.
Finasteride caused long-term sexual and non-sexual side effects in young men with hair loss.
Low-dose finasteride may cause lasting sexual dysfunction and suicidal thoughts in young men.
Female Pattern Hair Loss affects women's self-esteem and needs more research for better treatment.
Finasteride affects brain and blood steroids, causing lasting sexual and emotional side effects.
Female pattern hair loss involves hormonal factors, genetics, and may be linked to low ferritin levels.
Finasteride use changes brain chemicals, causing lasting sexual issues and anxiety/depression.
Use 5% minoxidil or oral finasteride for mild-to-moderate hair loss, combine with hair transplant for severe cases.
Four genetic risk spots found for hair loss, with WNT signaling involved and a link to curly hair.
Former finasteride users with persistent sexual side effects have higher rates of depression and suicidal thoughts.
Men with hair loss experience lower quality of life, worsened by factors like age, severity, and treatment history.
Use minoxidil for hair loss treatment, and finasteride for men.
Finasteride 1 mg effectively and safely increases hair growth in Japanese men with hair loss.
Finasteride may cause sexual side effects like erectile dysfunction, but they are reversible and affect less than 2% of men.
Use minoxidil for hair loss; finasteride and dutasteride for men, dutasteride for women.
Finasteride effectively increases hair growth in men with AGA, works better for those over 30, and may cause some side effects.
Guidelines for diagnosing common hair loss include detailed history, clinical examination, and various diagnostic techniques.
Two gene areas linked to male pattern baldness found, more research needed.
Baldness is more common in Chinese men than women, increasing with age, and is influenced by genetics.
Knowing about finasteride's sexual side effects increases reported dysfunction.
Finasteride for hair loss has minimal impact on sexual function.
Oral finasteride works better than topical minoxidil for hair growth, both are safe.
Finasteride for hair loss may cause depression, affecting sleep and relationships.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
People with hair loss have more androgen receptors and enzymes in certain follicles, with men and women showing different patterns.
Finasteride can treat hair loss, but may have side effects; evaluate and inform patients of risks.
Post-finasteride Syndrome causes lasting negative effects, but more research is needed for treatment and risk evaluation.