Spironolactone For Hair Loss – Featuring 12 Month Study Results

Spironolactone For Hair Loss – Featuring 12 Month Study Results

In this video you’ll learn whether you can, and should use Spironolactone for hair loss. You’ll learn about the most recent research and the 12 month study that looked at Spironolactone for female hair growth.

I’ll discuss the pros and cons, the side effects, how and why it works. You’ll also learn about how long results take and what is the best way to use Spironolactone today.

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http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199909023411001

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What is Spironolactone?

Spironolactone, also known by its brand name Aldactone, is a medication that has been used for almost 60 years, and has a number of research-backed uses.

Like a variety of other prescription medications that have been produced with one particular use in mind, spironolactone has also been found to have a few interesting off-brand applications as well. One such application is the reduction of DHT found in the body and, more specifically, the scalp.

What are the Conditions Commonly Treated with Spironolactone?
Acne

For women who suffer from treatment-resistant acne, spironolactone has been found to be an effective treatment. Short- and long-term use has been deemed safe, though additional research would be beneficial for women looking to use spironolactone as a long-term acne treatment.

Early Puberty

Early puberty, medically referred to as precocious puberty, is a condition in which the onset of puberty and its related effects occur at an unusually early age. In familial male-limited precocious puberty, onset can begin as early as age 2. For the short-term treatment of early-onset puberty, the combination use of spironolactone and testolactone was found to be effective.

Edema

Edema is a fluid buildup in the body which is related to a number of serious medical conditions, including heart failure and renal failure. Spironolactone has been used effectively, in small doses, to treat edema, according to this 2010 scientific review published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Excessive Hair Growth

Hirsutism, also known as excessive hair growth, is a common symptom in women who suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). This condition is caused by an excess amount of androgens, such as DHT, in the body, and spironolactone has been proven to effectively reduce the level of androgens present and reverse hirsutism.

Heart Failure

A study was performed on 1663 patients suffering from heart failure. 822 of these patients received a daily dose (25 mg) of spironolactone, while 841 patients received a placebo.

At the end of the study, the patients who received the spironolactone had a 35% less frequency of required hospitalization, and also had a 30% decrease in risk of death.

High Blood Pressure

In patients with uncontrolled hypertension, spironolactone was shown to be an effective treatment.

Pattern Baldness

DHT, the androgen hormone which is also responsible for excessive hair growth in women as mentioned above, is also responsible for pattern baldness which can occur in both men and women.
Spironolactone has been shown to reduce the levels of DHT in the body, and has been found to be an effective treatment for those suffering from hair loss.

Can Spironolactone Be An Effective Hair Loss Treatment?

As mentioned above, Spironolactone was found to reduce the amount of DHT in the body. This is great news for hair loss sufferers!

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Disclaimer

This video is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease