Hair Growth Products and Sexual Dysfunction
The Connection between Hair Growth Products and Sexual Dysfunction
Studies by top centres such as SHIFT Hair Transplant have shown that 50% of the male population is likely to experience hair loss by the age of 50. Naturally, many of these men look for hair growth products that can help them to reverse their hair loss. They hope this will help make them as youthful and handsome as before.
There are two famous types of hair growth drugs on the market. One type reduces DHT production. The other one nitrifies the hair follicles again from the bloodstream. However, both of these treatments act on the entire body, not only on the parts where they are useful. Among other complications, some men report negative sexual side effects.
Finasteride is a common drug that patients take to combat hair loss. It is known on the market by brand names such as Proscar and Propecia. The Finasteride treatment works by blocking the action of androgens at the receptor areas. Patients take Finasteride orally and the medication functions as an androgen antagonist. It works by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme called Type II 5-alpha-reductase. This enzyme has proven itself to be capable of transforming testosterone, the male hormone, into dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a stronger androgen hormone. Although Finasteride is one of the most popular hair loss drugs on the market, many men have reported sexual problems after using it. Some of these side effects include a decreased sex drive, pains, lowered sperm count, unusual ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Hair transplant in Turkey is a much safer treatment.
Patients may also know Dutasteride by brand names such as Avodart. According to researchers associated with the North-Western University in the US and top hair restoration centres such as SHIFT Hair Transplant, men who experience prolonged exposure to this drug, and to medications such as Finasteride, face a higher risk of suffering from persistent erectile dysfunction compared to those with reduced exposure. On top of this, persistent erectile dysfunction can continue even after stopping these drugs. In some cases, the effects can be felt for months or even years.
Drugs such as Datastore and Finasteride block the male hormone testosterone. They also obstruct testosterone conversion to a more active type called 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone. Dizziness and frequent urination are some of the other, non-sexual problems that men often experience after using these medications. With a hair transplant in Turkey, however, men are not likely to fall prey to such problems.