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While Propecia has a number of uses, including treatment of urinary problems, enlarged prostate glands, and lowering risk of surgery for enlarged prostate. Propecia's most common purpose is for for treating hair loss.

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Hair Loss

UK Meds asked our favorite doctor, Dr. Christian Jessen, to explain Hair Loss. Below is what he has to say.

Usually, the reason for hair loss is due to male pattern baldness, a condition which is inherited. For some people, hair loss can provide significant psychological distress, and while there is no cure, medicines are available that are proven to slow the rate of loss. Regain, the brand of minoxidil, and propecia, the brand name of finasteride.

Finasteride, when taken daily, works by lowering the levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which has a harmful effect on folicles, causing them to thin over time. By lowering DHT, finasteride has produced positive hair growth in 86% of those who take it daily.

Minoxidil works by prolonging the growth phase of hair folicles and causes thicker strands of hair to emerge. It's effective for treating both men and women. If you're suffering from hair loss and you'd like to try finasteride or minoxidil, UK Meds can provide assistance in obtaining a prescription with their online doctor's service.

- Dr. Christian Jessen

The video and article above is for information purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose a condition or prescribe a medicine. If you have any specific concerns about your health, please consult your GP or use our online doctor's service. You can follow Dr. Christian Jessen online on his Twitter account.

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What is Finasteride?

Finasteride is the generic name for Propecia. These are chemically the same drugs, and choosing one over another is equivalent to selecting between a generic vs brand name as you find with most medicines. The difference is in the cost, whereas brands are more expensive than the generic tablet.

Propecia UK

You can get generic Finasteride, also known as branded Propecia in the UK at UK Meds. If you have a prescription for either of these, we can fulfil it for you. If you do not have it, we are an online doctor service capable of providing an electronic prescription assuming your response to our initial questionnaire warrants it.

Buy Propecia

You can buy Finasteride online, also known as Propecia, in the UK. It is convenient and less costly to order tablets online, saving you money and time and travel expense from receiving it at your local pharmacy. We are able to ship same day, for next day UK delivery.

Propecia Tablets

Propecia comes in the form of tablets. We also have Finasteride Tablets. They come in 1 mg tablets, 84 in a package. They are very cheap, whether you are buying the generic or branded version.

What is Propecia?

Propecia is a special drug created to help treat a common condition in men which pertains to male pattern hair loss. This type of condition causes the thinning of hair on the scalp which will eventually lead to a balding on the crown portion of the head or a receding hair line. Men as young as the age of 20 can start experiencing this condition but for the majority of the men, they will at some point in their lives experience this condition eventually. The active ingredient of this medication is Finasteride, which is also the generic name and is known to aid in the reduction of hair loss in men.

Alopecia definition

The more common name of male pattern hair loss is called Alopecia. When it comes to hair follices, hair grows from it for approximately three years. When a hair falls out, new hair is supposed to grow from the same hair follicle. For a man who experiences Alopecia, his hair follicles becomes smaller and smaller over a period of time. And since it becomes smaller, hair will grow out thinner and thinner as well, eventually falling out. And soon after that, the hair follicles will become so small that the hair will no longer be able to reach the skin surface and grow out.

Dihydrotestosterone is an androgenic hormone which is directly responsible for this particular change in a man’s hair follicles. This androgenic hormone is the main target of this medication and help treat alopecia.

It is important to seek immediate treatment upon the appearance of the symptoms because if the hair does not grow out for a long period of time, this condition may become permanent.

How does Propecia work?

Finasteride is the active ingrdient of Propecia. This medication works by inhibiting 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme found in the body, from converting testosterone into dihydrotestosterone, an androgenic hormone known to have negative effects on a man’s hair growth. By using Propecia, dihydrotestosterone hormone levels are significantly lowered and this further results to the improvement of hair growth of men suffering form this condition..

When do the results become visible?

For those regularly using the Propecia treatment, some may be able to start seeing noticeable results within the next few months. For others however, this may even take up to a year before full results will be seen. For this treatment to work, it is important for the patient to continue using it long enough to produce results. Hair loss treatment does not provide results overnight and patience is key when dealing with this type of condition.

If the treatment of Propecia has been stopped, it is more likely that any hair growth that had been gained during the year will disappear. When using this medication however, it is essential that one seek the advice of a doctor to be safe and discuss about other treatment options, if need be.