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Does Minoxidil Work For Hair Loss? - Read on and Find the Answer!

Minoxidil has been growing in popularity as an effective solution for hair loss problems. A lot of people have been asking about minoxidil and its effects, which is why I thought of making this article to answer some of the most common questions people ask about minoxidil.

Does minoxidil work for people who suffer from high blood pressure?

The answer is yes. Minoxidil was originally introduced in Loniten, a drug used for hypertension and high blood pressure. Minoxidil is able to expand the blood vessels, therefore helping relieve high blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Loniten users reported the increase in hair production in their body after the use of the drug and this led to the discovery of Minoxidil as a hair loss solution.

Does minoxidil work as a hair loss solution?

Even if the original purpose of minoxidil is to help patients with high blood pressure, minoxidil has been proven effective in stopping hair loss. There are a lot of studies surrounding minoxidil but there is no concrete reason found to explain why it is effective in combating hair loss.

Some doctors say that minoxidil is effective because it dilates the blood vessels in the scalp area, therefore increasing the blood circulation near the hair follicle which therefore promotes hair growth.

Some studies say that minoxidil is a good way to stop the production of DHT in the body. DHT, otherwise known as dihydrotestosterone, is known as a component of the hormone Androgen. Androgen is a hormone that is commonly found in males (it is also found in females, though). It is said that DHT in Androgen is the primary cause of hair loss, especially for those who suffer from Androgenic Alopecia or male/female pattern baldness.

By stopping the production of DHT, minoxidil effectively stalls the hair growth process and keeps your hair literally on your head. This helps you maintain the hair that is on your head, keeping your hair from thinning out.

Does minoxidil work for hair re-growth?

No, unfortunately minoxidil does not work for re-growth. Minoxidil helps stop hair receding, but it does not help you grow new hair. That is a completely different story. It only stops hair thinning by lengthening your hair's growth cycle and keeping it from the last stage, which is the part that makes your hair fall off. This allows you to keep a thicker mane of hair.

Does minoxidil work better as a topical solution or as a pill?

There are no studies to prove that minoxidil works better as a topical solution or as a pill. Minoxidil has been proven to be effective in hair loss no matter what the form it is in. The point is that minoxidil does work for hair loss, no matter what form it comes in.

The only problem about minoxidil is that it has been known to promote side effects such as nausea, drowsiness and to some extent chest pains. This is why it is advised that you should consult your doctor before you begin thinking about using minoxidil.


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