A recent study done in Prague, Czech Republic, has shown that high does of finasteride help to stop hair loss in women. The investigators concluded that the results were significant, however, not everyone in the study responded to the medication. In order to qualify for that study, certain hormone tests had to be within normal limits. Additionally, patients were placed on oral contraception to avoid fetal complications from the finasteride. This study is a step in the right direction for the treatment of female pattern hair loss, however, this medication would not be suitable for every woman with this condition.
Many excellent clinical results have been also obtained from adjusting women’s vitamin and mineral supplements, in addition to other oral and topical medications.
– Dr. Bussell
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