The Truth About Finasteride for Hair Growth

What if we told you that you could achieve hair growth by stimulating your scalp with natural ingredients?

You’ve heard of the biggest names in the hair loss industry. They might do well in convincing you that their products are effective and worth the price, but what’s the cost on your health?

What is Finasteride/Propecia?

This is the drug ingredient commonly used in hair growth solutions. It is used to treat hair thinning and male pattern baldness, as well as BPH: Benign prostatic hyperplasia. It’s important to note that according to Finasteride has not been shown to treat thinning hair at the temples, and should not be taken by women, or children under the age of 18.

So what does Finasteride do to the body?

Finasteride is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which inhibits testosterone and it’s ability to convert into dihydrotestosterone. Many men have had success with hair growth from taking Finasteride - But it can mess with the levels of male to female hormones in the body and it is a serious drug. It’s important that you talk to your doctor before and while taking Finasteride because there are a lot of serious side effects. If you’ve taken, or are thinking about taking Finasteride for hair growth, let’s talk about some of the side effects that you might not have been warned about.

Common Side Effects of Finasteride/Propecia

  • Inability to have or maintain an erection
  • Decreased sexual desire
  • Problems with Ejaculation and decreased volume of ejaculate
  • Pain in the testicles
  • Depression or mood swings
  • Changes in the breasts such as increased size, lumps, pain, or nipple discharge
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the lips and face
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

That’s a serious list. To dive in even deeper, Men’s Health put out an article in 2017, talking about a study examining erectile dysfunction in men taking Finasteride or Dutasteride (Both used to treat hair loss and enlarged prostates). This study found prolonged exposure to the drug was likely to cause erectile dysfunction.

The study yielded that men under the age of 42 who took the drugs for 205 days, or about 6-7 months, were 5 times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men who took the drugs for less time. Note that when using hair loss products that contain Finasterides - it usually takes about 6 months to see results.

Additionally, the men who experienced a persistent erectile dysfunction continued to suffer from an ED for more than 3 and a half years after stopped use of the drug.

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If you’re thinking about taking Finasteride for hair growth, or have experienced any of the negative side-effects listed above, it’s time to give Ko Naturals Stimulating Scalp Tonic a try.

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