Steriods May Boost DHT Leading To Rapid Hair Loss
Written by Richard Simmons| Friday, 10 July 2009| There is 1 comment
Body builders and health fanatics who rely on anabolic-androgenic steroids in order to boost their muscle growth should be warned that there may be unpleasant side effects accompanying their increased muscle mass. Doctors have warned that more men are coming forward with sudden male pattern baldness hair loss problems caused by the steroids which drastically boost the production of dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the main culprit which causes male pattern baldness and is a naturally occurring sex hormone in men. By boosting the production of it using anabolic steroids the hair loss can be rapid and severe.
The identification of dihydrotestosterone as being the reason for men losing their hair led to the development of the hair loss drug Propecia. Propecia works by blocking the production of the dihydrotestosterone in the scalp which therefore allow the hair follicles to grow normally. Propecia which is made by the company Merck is the only hair loss product to literally treat the root of the problem.
If you are thinking of using anabolic steroids to boost your muscles growth you should be aware of the consequences of your actions. The side effects of steroids are numerous and can be severe and you should not use anything unless your doctor has given to you. Be warned also that there are many fake and dangerously manufactured steroids sold on the black market which find their way into gyms and health shops.
Propecia remains the world the most effective male pattern baldness remedy. Clinical testing has shown that it has a positive effect on reducing hair loss in over 80 percent of men and in some cases it not only stops further hair loss but actually encourages hair regrowth. Propecia which is a prescription medication is being used by in the region of 5 million men worldwide.