Worse still, these symptoms may still occur for many years after stopping the drug! The following excerpt from the article looks at the study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine...the results may shock you:
“...the new survey of 76 men aged 21 to 46 found that sexual problems including erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation lasted at least three months after men stopped taking the pill.
“Among the study participants, some of whom had taken finasteride for just a few days, 94% said they experienced low sexual desire, 92% reported low sexual arousal, 92% developed erectile dysfunction and 69% had trouble having orgasm.
“Participants had taken finasteride for 28 months on average, and reported sexual problems for an average 40 months, but the study author said that 10% of the surveyed men had used the drug for less than a month.”
However, as scary as these side effects are, some men still take hair-loss and baldness so seriously, they may ignore these risks and use this drug or other expensive and potentially dangerous hair-loss ‘cures’.
Male pattern baldness is caused by various factors such as genetics, aging and nutrient deficiencies. Some men find that by taking a daily nutriment supplement like Total Balance, their rate of hair-loss reduces and according to one Xtend-Life customer, his grey hair even returned to its natural dark color.
Now although this is just one person’s experience there are definitely benefits from taking a supplement like Total Balance which targets two of the above mentioned causes of baldness...aging and nutrient deficiency.
Although, some men still go bald no matter how healthy they are or what their age is. I’ll put myself into this category. Even though I’m healthy, reasonably fit and 31 years old, I’ve got way more forehead than I used to have when I was 16!
Nevertheless, I’m comfortable with my receding hairline. By keeping it really short, it’s one less thing to worry before stepping out the house. I’ve embraced my baldness and accepted that it’s my genetic make-up that caused the hair-loss. Best of all, my wife loves my current appearance so that’s an added bonus.
Some men on the other hand prefer to have a full head of hair and there are safe methods out there which men can choose to get a head of full, thick natural hair that’s actually their own follicles.
Some of these treatments are expensive but they can be effective...unlike pharmaceutical drugs and ‘miracle hair-loss treatment creams’ currently on the market which come with a list of potential side effects.
Whatever your preference is, I’d encourage you to weigh up all your options before thinking about any hair-loss drug.