TLDR Ketoconazole shampoo with finasteride improves hair density in men with hair loss.
The paper discusses the potential benefits of using ketoconazole shampoo as an adjunct to finasteride in treating androgenetic alopecia (AGA) in men. The study suggests that ketoconazole shampoo disrupts the DHT pathway, inhibiting the production of DHT and/or inhibiting DHT binding to AR, which leads to the miniaturizing of hair follicles. The study involved 37 men who were randomly assigned to receive either finasteride and ketoconazole or finasteride and a placebo. After 24 weeks, the group that received finasteride and ketoconazole showed a significant increase in hair density compared to the group that received finasteride and a placebo. The study suggests that the addition of ketoconazole to finasteride treatment may be beneficial in treating androgenetic alopecia in men.View this study on sciencedirect.com →
The document explains different hair loss types and treatments, emphasizing diagnosis through examination and tests, and specific treatments for each condition.
Finasteride effectively treats frontal hair loss with few side effects.
Finasteride safely and effectively treats male pattern hair loss, but may cause reversible sexual issues and harm male fetuses.
Ketoconazole shampoo improves hair growth and reduces oil similarly to minoxidil in male pattern hair loss.
People with hair loss have more androgen receptors and enzymes in certain follicles, with men and women showing different patterns.
Too much androgen can cause hair loss; finasteride may help.
Finasteride effectively treats BPH, but needs more trials to understand potential.
Ketoconazole shampoo with finasteride improves hair density in men with hair loss.
Finasteride doesn't affect hormone levels in normal men.