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In this video we review Avodart (Dutasteride) for hair loss. Are the side effects worth it? How does it work? How and where can you procure it? Find out by watching the full video!
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Avodart has been proven to regrow hair by blocking DHT within the body. However, there are severe side effects associated with it… and as soon as you stop using it all the hair your regrew (and more) will quickly fall out!
In this article I’ll explain the pros and cons of using Avodart, so you can make a good decision about whether you want to use it. I’ll also give you some natural alternatives (which I highly recommend using instead.)
Two-thirds of American men dealing with some level of androgenetic alopecia by the age of 35, there are many men who are willing to try anything to regain their natural hair.
As with any type of prescription medication, when you start taking something new, you want to find out as much as possible about the drug.
That is why we have put together this helpful guide for men who are considering taking Avodart.
What is Avodart?
As with many prescription medications that are available today, Avodart can be used to treat more than one health condition.
Many times, doctors will find that a drug that is marketed to treat one condition, will end up having a positive effect on other medical issues.
The generic name for Avodart is Dutasteride. GlaxoSmithKline originally developed it to treat the symptoms of BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate.
The medication can reduce the size of the prostate and relive the symptoms associated with BPH such as difficulty urinating, the need to urinate more often, or the urgent need to go.
Since 2009, Dutasteride has been approved in South Korea to treat androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern hair loss.
However, it has yet to be approved for hair loss treatment in the United States, therefore it is commonly used as an off-label drug. Dutasteride is also known to be effective in treating female hair loss as well.
While it is commonly used for hair loss and many people have seen positive results after taking the drug, Avodart is controversial due to the potentially harmful side effects that are associated with it.
How Does Dutasteride Help with Hair Regrowth?
Men who suffer from male pattern hair loss or BPH both have a high level of the hormone that is known as dihydrotestosterone, or DHT. This hormone is produced from your body’s natural testosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase.
Biochemical research has shown that men who have substantial hair loss and those who have BPH both have higher levels of this enzyme in their scalp or bloodstream.
Alternatively, men who do not have either of these conditions have much lower levels of the enzyme present.
Avodart works by preventing the effects of the 5-alpha reductase enzyme, which blocks the formation of DHT. That pauses a trigger element in the development of hair loss in men, as well as the development of BPH.
It helps to increase the number of scalp hairs and fills in the thin areas.
The results of taking Avodart will vary from one person to the next. Typically, users do not re-grow back all the hair that they have lost.
While DHT is a condition that occurs gradually, taking Dutasteride can help to delay the process of hair loss.
How Effective Is Avodart?
Dutasteride is known to have a much more powerful 5-alpha reductase inhibitor than the leading hair loss treatment Propecia, or Finasteride.
Propecia only inhibits type 2 and 3 of the enzyme while Avodart reduces the effects of type 1 as well.
A study that was performed by the Bernstein Medical Center for Hair Restoration that included 416 men with male pattern hair loss between the ages of 21 and 45 showed that Dutasteride was more effective than Finasteride.
The men were given various doses of Dutasteride, 5 mg of Finasteride, or a placebo each day for 24 weeks. The results showed that those who took 2.5 mg of Dutasteride had better results than those who were taking 5mg of finasteride.
On average, the men in the study could grow around 109.6 hairs while taking 2.5 mg of Dutasteride and those taking 5mg of Finasteride only grew 75.6 hairs.
What Do Customers Have to Say About Avodart?
Although Avodart is known for having potential side effects that can be very dangerous, the drug has received many positive reviews from all types of users.
This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease.