Donating Blood and Hair Loss

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mikeyredk, May 26, 2012.

  1. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    So to start I am not saying donating blood affects hair production on your head or the ability to maintain it. I donate whenever I can but I am also loosing my hear. I am a young guy 27 but could be forced to shave my head by the time I am 35 (not that I wouldn't look good that way). I wanted to post this as a conversation starter would you take something like Propecia or proscar (Finasteride) to regain your hair but you couldn't donate blood as Finasteride is a restricted medication.

    Rogaine is not that effective plus its very expensive where as Finasteride is much cheaper.

  2. MOFS macrumors 65816


    Feb 27, 2003
    Durham, UK
    Er why at the age of 27 would you go for Finasteride?


    (main ones bolded by myself for effect)

    These effects are neither rare nor minor. In the UK I have only ever seen it prescribed for prostate cancer, and as these tend to be men in their 80s and they're being treated for freakin' cancer then they don't seem to mind.

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