Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine have found that many prescription drugs meant to counter hair loss can have significant unintended side effects, such as loss of libido and erectile dysfunction. The findings, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, show that doctors should exercise extreme caution when prescribing these drugs to balding individuals.
Researchers say that these findings have thusfar not received a lot of attention from the medical community in spite of the fact that the side effects of these drugs can significantly impact the quality of life of many patients.
“Honest and open discussion with patients to educate them on these serious issues must be pursued prior to commencing therapy,” writes lead author Abdulmaged Traish. He went on to explain that these side effects, in some cases, persist even after treatment has stopped.
Those looking to counteract their hair loss without using prescription drugs may want to consider taking dietary supplements like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.
Dr. Harris’ Original Nature’s Hair from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains nutrients that may help facilitate a healthy and natural growth of hair or prevent further balding.