Common side effects from taking Propecia includes:
- Muscle weakness & loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Inability to orgasm
- Bone loss
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after taking Propecia the good news is you wont have to needlessly suffer as there is treatment available which can reverse the effects of finasteride.
Defy Medical offers interventional treatment designed to reverse these symptoms through hormone re-balancing and optimization while providing hair restoration at the same time using the latest evidence based treatment protocols. Contact us for a free consultation!
Post-Finasteride Syndrome: Causes and Treatment
Finasteride, sometimes known as its brand name Propecia, is an oral medication that has been FDA approved to treat male pattern hair loss. Long term use of finasteride will cause negative side effects that can significantly reduce the quality of life in men.
Finasteride, even at low doses, may cause a reduced sperm count in men. In one study, sperm count improved dramatically for the majority of men after finasteride discontinuation. Although this single study showed that sperm count improved after discontinuing finasteride, there appears to be persistent negative symptoms which may occur in some men long after discontinuing. This evidence has been reported by many unfortunate patients and the doctors treating them. Finasteride works by decreasing androgen hormones to very low levels causing negative effects including loss of sex drive, erectile dysfunction, depression, bone and muscle loss, and fatigue. Testosterone and Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) are two of our primary androgens, DHT is actually manufactured from testosterone through a natural process in the body. Finasteride drugs disrupt this process leading to a reduction of DHT. Androgen hormones like DHT are responsible for many important functions including those previously mentioned. To learn more about the process behind male and female pattern baldness please review the following article which explains the causes of hair loss along with available treatments. The Cause of Hair Loss & How to Restore your Hair
Watch Dr John Crisler discuss Post Finasteride Syndrome
Dr John Crisler of Defy Medical has experience treating men and is considered an expert in male hormone replacement therapy. In this short video, Dr Crisler discusses “The Post-Finasteride Syndrome and Persistent Propecia Side Effects”
How to Treat Side Effects Caused by Finasteride while Also Restoring Hair
If you are a male who has been taking medications containing Finasteride or similar drug – Dutasteride- it is important to first complete a blood test to check important hormone levels like testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone, thyroid hormones, and other health biomarkers. Blood testing will help determine if any of these hormones are too low and in need of restoration to a functional level. Restoring a healthy hormone balance will help reverse the symptoms of post-finasteride syndrome. Hormone balancing can also help reduce hair loss while making hair restoration treatments more effective.
HAIR LOSS OCCURS IN BOTH WOMEN AND MEN. LEARN MORE ABOUT WHY IT HAPPENS, HOW DHT PLAYS A ROLE, AND HOW YOU CAN RESTORE YOUR HAIR.