Hormone Use & Hair loss
Recognise hormone related hair loss
The past years fitness got really popular, especially among young teenagers.
A lot of men started to work out and work on their body. Their try to stick to a healthy diet to gain as much muscle as possible. Muscle building is a proces that takes a lot of discipline and hard work. Here is where the evil comes: anabolic steroids.
When you do a simple Google search about anabolic steroids, you will mostly read about the positive effects of it. You will get stronger, leaner and build muscle a lot faster. Sounds great, right?
What they don’t tell you about a cycle
As a newby, you will only read about the positive effects of anabolic steroids, but what you don’t read is the tremendous havoc on your hair follicles. Almost all hormones will on or other way affect your hair.
All steroids are some way chemically related to testosterone. Testosterone converts via 5 alpha reductase to DHT and via aromatase to estrogen. The blood serum levels of DHT will increase with a cycle and binds to the hair follicles. This way fibrosis will occur in the scalp, leading to less blood flow (hypoxia) to the hair follicles and hair loss will occur. Unfortunally hair loss due to DHT (also known as male pattern baldness) is permanent. How ever there are some ways to regrow your hair to a extent, like with micro needle therapy.
The problem with hair loss is, that you will notice you are getting bald, when almost 40% of your hair is gone. Some people will notice it sooner, they are lucky, because it’s really important to act as soon as possible when you notice male pattern baldness.
Chemically enhanced atheletes have different options when they use anabolic steroids: accept getting bald, Finasteride, Dutasteride or RU58841.
Finasteride and Dutasteride are taken orally. Daily you will take a certain dosage. This way 5 alpha reductase will be inhibited and blood serum DHT leveks drop. This drop in blood serum levels will cause hair loss to slow down, but will continue, since there is still DHT left in the bloodstream, binding to the hair follicles. Besides that, the drop in DHT levels in the bloodstream will cause unwanted side effects. Examples of side effects of Finasteride and Dutasteride are: lethargy, lower libido, mood swings, erectile dysfyntion and the list goes on.
Lucky as we are, science is constantly improving. RU58841 works totally different. RU58841 is applied locally on the scalp. This way RU58841 will block DHT. Since it’s applied locally and not ingested, there are no side effects, like there are with Finasteride and Dutasteride. Beside this major benefit, RU58841 also works fast, because it is applied directly at the thinning and balding areas on the scalp. Hair loss will drastically reduce within the first weeks of use and after months of use, new hair will grow.