Personal stories about treating hair loss with medication
These stories are based on information gathered from health
professionals and consumers. They may be helpful as you make important health
Johan, age 28: My father and grandfather are
both bald. I decided to use Rogaine to see if it would slow down my hair loss.
I don't want to look like my dad just yet!
Bob, age 44: My hair began to thin when I was
28 years old. Now I am 44 and the top of my head is bald. Recently, I
considered using medication to treat my hair loss and see if any hair would
regrow. After reading the literature and talking to my doctor, I decided not to
take medication because it is unlikely to make a huge difference in my hair-and
I don't want to take medication forever!
Marc, age 32: My hair is very important to me
and my appearance. I noticed that my hair was starting to thin. And because
baldness runs in our family, I decided to take an aggressive approach to reduce
my chances for more hair loss. I am willing to take a pill every day, and to
pay for it.
Stella, age 38: I have noticed some thinning
throughout my scalp. Although this is disturbing to me, I have decided not to
take medication for the hair loss. It seems that medication works best for
young males, and I am just not willing to spend the time or money on medication
that is not likely to help me.
Maria G. Essig, MS, ELS
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Pat Truman, MATC
Primary Medical Reviewer
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology
June 17, 2008
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 17, 2008
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