By the age of 50, approximately half of all healthy men develop male pattern hair loss (MPHL). It may start as early as 20 or as late as 50 and it can be a distressing condition, especially in recent years where male appearance is gaining notable importance in society.
Common types include male-pattern hair loss (MPHL), alopecia areata, and a thinning of hair known as telogen effluvium.
Hair loss in some people causes psychological and emotional distress, in some cases the distress leads to a fear of social interaction and as a result victims become isolated and depressed.
Fortunately, there are effective treatments available in the UK, in the form of Finasteride and Dutasteride which are both established hair loss treatments for men.
The signs of hair loss can occur in a variety of ways, and although quite common and natural for UK men, there are many different causes and some signs can indicate an underlying medical condition.
Balding can come on gradually or suddenly and affect just the head or the whole body.
Symptoms of hair loss can include:
Male pattern hair loss is believed to be due to a combination of genetics and the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). MPHL is a hereditary condition commonly found in people with a family history of balding on either the father's or mother's side.
Alopecia areata is thought to be an autoimmune disorder, in which hair follicles are damaged by a faulty immune system. Although it is not yet totally understood, scientists believe that the body's own immune system attacks the hair follicles and disrupts normal hair formation.
Other factors such as illness, protein deficiency due to a strict weight loss regime, hormonal changes and emotional trauma can all be causes of hair loss.
Hair loss can also be an indication of medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, and anemia, or as a side effect of medications being used for unrelated conditions.
If you have any concerns about what may be causing hair loss, we recommend that you talk with your doctor about your condition and look into treatment options.
For some men, the hair around the crown is most sensitive to DHT so this is where hair loss begins. For others, the area around the hairline starts thinning first.
Medication for male pattern hair loss is not selective and it completely blocks DHT so it will prevent hair loss irrespective of your specific balding pattern. About 10 to 20% of hair loss occurs before it becomes noticeable so it is beneficial in the long term to act as soon as you notice hair loss.
The sooner you initiate measures and find tablets for hair loss, the more hair you will keep.
Genetics are the most common cause of hair loss and the usual treatment for this type of balding is Finasteride or Dutasteride. These medications should block hormonal hair loss and regrow your hair for a thicker and stronger hairline.
Hair loss can have a negative impact on a man's confidence and self-esteem and it can lead to anxiety and depression.
Fortunately, DHT blockers are highly effective at preventing balding and promoting regrowth.
While it might take a few months to notice visible results, the reality is that with continued use, hair loss pills can prevent the physical and psychological consequences of hair loss.
Hair follicle miniaturisation is the shrinking of the hair strand and eventually the follicle. The hormone that is responsible for this is dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
These medications work by inhibiting the production of 5-alpha reductase which is the enzyme that causes testosterone in the body to convert into DHT. Tablets for hair loss block DHT at the source, which means that they should prevent further hair loss and promote hair regrowth.
These medications block DHT which slows hair loss in about 88% of men and helps hair regrow in about 66%. Do not expect a miraculous overnight change though, it can take up to 6 months to see results in some cases, because hair loss and growth happen slowly.
We supply two of the most effective medications to block DHT, and treat some forms of hair loss. However, doctors recommend that all (NSAIDS) medications should be avoided when taking these hair loss treatments.
For the best results always consult with a medical professional before you start a course of medication.
Finasteride 1 mg tablets are a generic of the well-known brand Propecia which is used to treat baldness and male pattern hair-loss (MPHL) in men. It may take up to 6 months regular use before an improvement is seen with finasteride 1 mg tablets.
Propecia 5 mg is a tablet used to treat hair loss in men and is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms.
Dutasteride is an FDA-approved medication that is primarily used to treat enlarged non-cancerous prostates in men. It is commonly known under the brand name Avodart. Many men without prostate problems find it effective in treating scalp hair loss, and as a result its use in this area has grown in popularity.
For more information about each of these treatments, simply click on the product image, to read the full product description that outlines usage and dosage info along with our price list.
Although hair loss medications like Propecia and Avodart are proven treatments, and have help many men reduce MPHL by blocking DHL, there are many natural treatments that may be worth trying.
We only stock the best hair loss medications, that are known to prevent further hair loss and promote hair growth.
All goods sold on our website are available without a doctor's prescription and all medications are sent from our UK chemist warehouse using plain, unmarked envelopes with no indication of the parcels contents.
If you live in the UK, and you are suffering from baldness, you have come to the right place as we stock the best medications to offer in the UK.
If you are looking for more information about baldness and treatments that block (DHT), feel free to check out our handy FAQ section or check out our blog that is generally updated once a week.
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