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Saturday, May 29, 2010

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Weekly summary - 140th week -- a late post due to streamyx down

This week post is rather late. My streamyx is down for over one week. As you all know of the TM service, after many times of complaints, you still find yourself lucky to get the internet back in service. I paid for the service, yet I need to grateful to get the service back, because this is MALAYSIA!!! If this is Singapore, much better service ith a lower price is guarantee. No doubt Singapore is the best city to live in many surveys. You can not see Kuala Lumpur because it does not deserve it.
Back to Hair loss issue. I firmly believe that my hair condition is much better now. Some people have noticed the changes.
Case 1: a colleague that we haven't seen for months, he noticed my hair seem like more than before.
Case 2: when I change the hair style, I do not receive opinion from the hair stylist about my hair loss.
Although I feel my hair regrow is hardly visible, but if people outside feel my hair is thicker, I will see it as a progress. I think the regime is working well to me now if not perfectly.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekly summary - 139th week

It is good to know some of you started the hair treatment after reading this blog. If you have see the result, you are most welcome to share. Even if you are not, feel free to comment here.
Honestly, this blog is for sharing. I put the Adsense as an encouragement to myself to write the blog. A few clicks of the ads by my readers earn a few US dollar cent. It is OK to me. The amazon ads is more as an information that you can buy minoxidil or Rogaine in a cheaper price online. I will get a 5% commission from the selling price is I am not mistaken. I do not put effort to ask you to buy from the link. In fcat you can search or buy from Amazon directly. The price is just the same. Not different. Just like you buy unit trust from an agent(me) or from Public Bank directly, the price is just the same, right?
I will be glad female here has using minoxidil 2% would like to share their experience. I bet most female that suffer hair loss in Malaysia still will go to Yun Nam 'the scam' hair care center instead of looking for other choices. In fact, the only medical proven method is using minoxidil 2%. The worst thing is, how many of them know it?
I am here to let more people to know the truth. Hair loss has been a psychology barrier for us or most of us, we need to spend our money wisely and effectively. DO NOT let those unethical hair care center to take advantage on us. Stop it and spread it out. You may just  save a person from being trapped. Often, you will someone feel himself or herself lucky due to the writing and comments of the Yun Nam scam. If you google Yun Nam scam, this blog shall be in top 3 I guess.
I have been with Proscar and minoxidil about 6 months from now. Previously I am on 0.5mg Propecia. I can see some improvement. However, frontal still lack of improvement. I hope to see more miniature hair grows. Vertex is quite OK. It is a better progress even my time with 0.5mg Propecia. Some of the reader who taking Proscar feel there is no effect on libido. I congratulate him. He is a lucky one.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Weekly summary - 138th week

Recently, my post has been more to female hair loss. I must admit, as a man, I do not know much of female hair loss well enough. Female hair loss is considered more complicated as the hair thinning process is not concentrated in certain spot. Male pattern baldness normally start on hair thinning in vertex and frontal.
I would said, male pattern baldness battle is easier than female hair loss battle. WHY? Female pattern hair loss  only can use Rogaine or minoxidil 2 %. Male can use minoxidil 5% and Propecia or Proscar. I always stress if a man want to choose minoxidil and propecia, choose propecia as it control DHT that result of male pattern hair loss.
Last week, a reader, Khairul said he split Proscar into 5 pieces. If you are reading this, please teach me splits the little Proscar into 5 pieces. I am currently split into 4 pieces. It is better to consume 1mg rather than 1.25mg right?
For those who purchase minoxidil online, grab the chance hen Ringgit is appreciate against US dollar. It si much cheaper now.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekly summary - 137th week -- effectiveness of minoxidil 2%

 Minoxidil 2% is for women as minoxidil 5% is normally for Men only. Of course, Men also can use minoxidil 2%. While I know many of us has used minoxidil 5% before or currently, seldom women actually try minoxidil. Here, I post some clinical results and side effects for woman's minoxidil 2%.

Clinical trials of Minoxidil for the treatment of female pattern hair loss
2% percent topical Minoxidil is the only currently FDA-approved agent for female pattern hair loss, having shown efficacy over placebo in many trials.
  • In a well-designed 32-week study, investigator global assessment determined that the application of 2% Minoxidil twice-daily stimulated mild to moderate re-growth in 63% of 157 women compared with 39% of 151 women treated with vehicle.
  • In a 32-week trial of 256 women aged 15 to 45 years with Ludwig I or II alopecia, non-vellus hair counts on the top of the scalp showed a mean increase of 14 percent over baseline for those on 2% topical Minoxidil as compared with 7.3 percent for those on placebo.Women's Rogaine-Original Unscented Hair Regrowth Formula, 3 Month Supply
  • Similarly, a 32-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted in 10 European centers to assess the efficacy and safety of 2% topical Minoxidil solution for the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women. The results showed that in the 2% Minoxidil group, the mean increase in non-vellus hair count was 33 hairs, which was significantly greater than that of 19 hairs in the placebo group. New growth was seen by investigators in 44 percent of those treated with topical Minoxidil vs. 29 percent of those on placebo, leading to the conclusion that topical Minoxidil solution was significantly more effective than placebo in the treatment of androgenetic alopecia in women.
The outcome may not be as positive in those individuals with underlying hyperandrogenism. The increase in effectiveness of the 5% solution was not evident for women in FDA-controlled studies. In a 48-week, well-designed study on the comparative efficacy of 5% versus 2% topical Minoxidil in the treatment of mild to moderate female pattern hair loss, no significant difference in scalp coverage could be appreciated by investigator global assessment. However, patient satisfaction was appreciably greater with use of the higher concentration. Subsequent studies have shown at best a modest benefit from using the higher concentration in women, and its use should only be considered in those who show minimal response to the 2% formulation.
In the evaluation of female pattern hair loss using hair counts as a primary endpoint, studies have shown a mean increase in hair growth of 15–33% in the Minoxidil-treated groups compared with 9–14% in the vehicle control groups. One small study using hair weight as the endpoint found an increase of 42.5% in hair weights in the Minoxidil group compared to 1.9% in the controls. In the investigator and subject assessments, Minoxidil was superior to the vehicle but about 40% of subjects appeared not to respond to Minoxidil. None of these trials were extended beyond 32 weeks and the long-term results of Minoxidil treatment are uncertain. In men the beneficial effects on hair growth are lost rapidly on cessation of treatment and it is most likely that the same holds true in the case of women as well.
Clinical use in female pattern hair loss
One milliliter (25 drops) of Minoxidil solution must be used twice daily, in order to be effective. The drops must be applied directly onto a dry scalp and then slightly spread with the fingers. No more than 2 ml should be applied every day, regardless of the extent of the affected area. The best way for application is to make 5 partings in the hair and to put 5 drops in each part.
Side effects of Minoxidil treatment in female pattern hair loss
Minoxidil is poorly absorbed after topical application on normal intact skin, and only 0.3 to 4.5% reaches the systemic circulation. The percentage of Minoxidil that is absorbed is eliminated within 4 days. The effects on absorption of concomitant occlusion and the systemic metabolic biotransformation of topically applied Minoxidil are mostly unknown.
The most common Minoxidil side effects are simple contact dermatitis (scalp irritation, dryness, itching, scaling, and redness). 3 to 5% of women of women using Minoxidil develop hypertrichosis, a side effect of Minoxidil that is usually not perceived as a problem in men.
It is not clear yet why the hypertrichosis occurs but it is possibly through either a systemic effect or via a transfer of the drug, there is unwanted growth of hair affecting mostly the forehead, malar areas, and sides of the face. Hypertrichosis may diminish with continued treatment over the course of a year, and resolves completely within a few months once treatment is stopped. Pre-existing facial hair, higher dosing, and age older than 50 years are predisposing factors for hypertrichosis. Care also should be taken to avoid manual or fomites (e.g., pillows) spread of Minoxidil to sites other than the scalp, although the effect is largely believed to result from local absorption.
Studies have never shown any change in blood pressure or any other systemic effect, but Minoxidil solution should be used with caution in patients with cardiovascular disease.
Minoxidil should not be used in pregnant or nursing women. There is no evidence of teratogenicity in rats and rabbits, but Minoxidil has been found to be secreted in breast milk

You judge yourself whether You want to try Minoxidil 2%, but I would said it should be a safe bet.

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