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Suggest treatment for hair loss

Jul 2012
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I have hair fall problem from past 4 years . It seems that i have male pattern baldness. By the way i am 26 years old unmarried . I was using saw palmetto & mintop few months ago . I achieved a better result but i stop using saw palmetto 3 months ago hair get worst but still using mintop , i heard that saw palmetto may decrease the libido or create sexual impotence for using it long term . Is that true ?
Can i use saw palmetto for long term say continuously for 2 year without such sexual side effects in near future ?
What is the saw palmetto dose can be taken daily for the best result without having any sexual side effects ?

I am loosing the hairs with white bulb at the end , this is happening from more than 2 years (still same when using mintop only ) , is that have any specific sign ?

I am more concerned about sexual side effects as i would be get married within a year or so .

Please advice
Posted Tue, 1 Jul 2014 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 10 minutes later
Brief Answer:
No worries regds sexual impotence; All fine.

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.
I have read in detail your problem & note another dermatologist has given you advice on this portal for a related query.
Please do continue both products but consider hair transplantation. I favour this at a younger age when you need it most before getting married as opposed to these treatments that are at best temporary.
Do NOT worry about the Sexual impotence & Sperm count decrease....these are 2 different things. If you are so worried, just do a semen analysis NOW & after a month. If it compares favourably, you can rest assured there is NO issue.
As for any sexual impotence, the incidence is very low 1-2% with these products & it is REVERSIBLE when you stop medication; dosage is standard & on all covers'...varies with experience.
About the white bulb worries...simply tells you a pattern of hair loss.
Please do remember for hair issues, a on-site consult is always best & if in XXXXXXX or passing through, please feel free to call on me at XXXXXXX Hospital.
Good Luck & trust this has answered all your concerns, reassured you ..You are on the right track, recommended hair transplant strongly at a early age & calmed your fears on sexual are fine..Best of luck & hope you enjoy a happy married life. Godbless!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for hair loss 19 minutes later
Hi Doc

Thanks for your quick response .

As as per your concern i can use saw palmetto for long time without having any side effects ?

Can you please suggest a saw palmetto trusted brand & the daily dose could be taken ?

I have used this product can i continue it ?

Regarding the transplantation , i understand that is the most useful way to solve this problem . Do your clinic provide hair transplantation ? Actually i am having some blood phobia fainting problem , this is the only reason i am afraid to get a transplantation done . Can you please advice on the same ? Can you please recommend any clinic which deals the transplantation having such phobia problem patient like me ?

Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Any saw palmetto brand; Hair Transplantation Safe!

Detailed Answer:
Hello Again.
Yes to all your 3 queries up-front...any saw palmetto product is fine including the one you have sourced out & there is a 'standard dose'...don't worry about overdosing :)
Regds the hair transplant, Yes I do offer the service in XXXXXXX
Blood Phobia is an understandable & common issue. However, it does not come into play here as you do not get to see while the work is being done as it is on your head & is done under Local Anaesthesia!
Should you wish to make the trip to XXXXXXX don't worry I am fairly confident we can deal with the phobia issue & fainting not an issue as you will be lying down when we do the procedure.
Good Luck & GodBless.
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD

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Follow-up: Suggest treatment for hair loss 9 minutes later
Thanks doc for your kind information .

I am from XXXXXXX , I may have a visit to the XXXXXXX . Please advice me how can i get connect with you directly via email / phone regarding that transplantation .

Answered by Dr. Praveen Rodrigues 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Good Luck & Most Welcome

Detailed Answer:
Hi there.
My email address is YYYY@YYYY & my tel number is 0000.
I have no objections to your getting in touch with me & most welcome to drop into XXXXXXX
Cheers & Best Wishes.
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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