Should I use Minoxidil for hair loss

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Nowadays many people are facing hair loss problem. There are various reasons for hair loss in male and female. It’s seen that each and everyone thinks that if you are facing hair loss. Then minoxidil should be used and it’s the only solution to recover the lost hairs back. So definitely the same question might be striking in your mind too, Should I use Minoxidil for hair loss. Don’t worry I will definitely try to guide you regarding this. 

In my 30 years of OPD experience, Every patient who is facing hair loss thinks that Minoxidil is the sole solution to recover your lost hair. But it is not true at all. Minoxidil is advised to use under Dermatologists concern only. Always remember It is not an over the counter medication. It is always better to get your hair checkup during your initial stages and to start with the treatments to face fewer problems.

What are the causes of Hair Loss?

  • Lack of poor nutrition level in the body.
  • Medical issues like thyroid problems, gynecological problems like PCOD
  • Sudden weight loss due to physical stress.
  • Having steroids to increase muscle in the body.
  • Heredity.
  • Excess intake of Vitamin A deficiency.
  • Hormonal imbalance in the body.
  • Using styling products.
  • Aging
  • Chemotherapy

Hair loss and hair thinning are the major problems among teenagers and the adult crowd. As they experience hair loss, they start googling and start with minoxidil usage without knowing the importance of the medications and why one should consume this medication. As nowadays the internet is very easily accessible so everyone does not feel important to meet a dermatologist and to get hairs and scalp checked.

Minoxidil for hair loss

Minoxidil is a US FDA approved the drug which works well for pattern baldness and hair thinning in both men and women. It works by helping the blood flow. Minoxidil found in different %, (from 2% to 10 %) depending on the patient’s hair condition minoxidil advised using. The 2% minoxidil solution also used to help hair growth in females. While 5% and 10% used by males. Minoxidil should be used with dermatologist concern only and it’s not an over the counter medication. This medication should not be overdose without doctor’s consultation. First of all the doctor starts with low % of these medications, but as you progress with the result, then finally your dermatologist may increase the medication dosage.


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Side Effects of Minoxidil

Minoxidil has few side effects also, and which remain uncleared to the over the counter medication takers. They just pick the medications and with just half knowledge they start using this medication. It is very important to know the effects and how to deal with the medications. It’s so much seen, during hair shedding periods everyone starts panicking as they don’t know about this phase in details. and then they stop using it. But they should know that discontinuity with Minoxidil will increase your hair fall, because Minoxidil helps to increase your Anagen phase i.e Growing phase of your hair & your baldness is postponed, but as you will stop using Minoxidil, you will notice your hair is shedding off, i.e Telogen phase, So to save your Existing hairs you will have to use Minoxidil , till the time you feel your hair is important for you.

5 facts about Minoxidil hair shedding

  • Hair shedding is temporary.
  • Hair shedding is a good sign which shows that the medication is working on you well.
  • After hair shedding, new hairs grow back.
  • Just last for about 3 months or so.
  • It may stop before also, normally shed 50 to 100 hairs.

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