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What is the difference between finesteride (5 mg) and

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what is the difference between finesteride (5 mg) and spironolactone for hair loss? Which do you think will stop my hair loss?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you have to get your blood testosterone levels checked. if they are normal, you can use finasteride

finasteride blocks confusion of testosterone in cells

it is thought that some hair follicle cells don't work if your testosterone levels are too high.

spironolactone stops skin hair from growing so this is not right for you

you need blood tests for thyroid and iron and ferritin levels

at your age, you could be suffering from declines of your estrogen levels after menopause which can cause hair loss

so another option for you is HRT hormone replacement therapy which can help your hair growth.

let me know if you have other questions.