Trump Was On Controversial Baldness Drug
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In 2018, President Trump’s doctor disclosed that the president takes finasteride, a drug marketed as Propecia to treat male pattern baldness. While it is tempting to make jokes about Trump’s hair and even the sexual side effects that accompany the drug, it also has many disturbing adverse effects and probably no other men should risk taking the hair drug.
In the 23 years since Propecia was approved to treat hair loss from male pattern baldness, side effects have been so concerning, the term post-finasteride syndrome (PFS) has been coined and hundreds of lawsuits have been brought. In addition to its sexual side effects, the drug is linked to serious conditions and has effects cognition and mental states.
A 2013 study in Journal of Sexual Medicine noted “changes related to the urogenital system in terms of semen quality and decreased ejaculate volume, reduction in penis size, penile curvature or reduced sensation, fewer spontaneous erections, decreased testicular size, testicular pain, and prostatitis.” Many subjects also noted a “disconnection between the mental and physical aspects of sexual function,” and changes in mental abilities, sleeping patterns, and/or depressive symptoms.
A 2014 study in the Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology finds that “altered levels of neuroactive steroids, associated with depression symptoms, are present in androgenic alopecia patients even after discontinuation of the finasteride treatment….”
February 8, 2021 at 1:22 AM #401698
February 8, 2021 at 1:27 AM #401701KenTankerousParticipant
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That wisp of orange hair looks like you could rest your elbow on it.
Can’t wait to hear all the Propecia jokes.
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February 8, 2021 at 7:53 PM #401811
February 9, 2021 at 12:06 AM #401908GryneosParticipant
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it’s still on the market. Natural substances which get abused by ignorant people too lazy to educate themselves (such as happened to ephedra) get yanked from the shelves in an heartbeat because “It’s dangerous!” At the same time, highly profitable pharmaceuticals remain available even when their advertised side effects cause things worse than the treatment effect.
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February 9, 2021 at 11:38 AM #401973
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