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5a-RIs. Drug used for male pattern baldness makes men impotent, grows man boobs


#1

Here’s a story that shows how the “cure” truly can be worse than the disease. Specifically, it’s a true life horror story of how a Big Pharma drug prescribed frequently for totally benign conditions can produce serious, life altering side effects in men – including loss of their sex drive, impotence, depression and even the growth of “man boobs”.

For years, doctors have been prescribing medications in the group known as 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs) to treat a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In plain English, this simply means a prostate gland that has become larger with age. It does not indicate prostate cancer. In some men it can cause symptoms such as more frequent urination and urinary hesitancy.

But, as the name states, the condition is benign, meaning it is never going to be a deadly disease. In fact, while mainstream medical doctors are often quick to prescribe drugs to treat any sign of BPH, statistics show that although the condition affects about 75% of men by the time they are 80 years old less than half ever have BPH symptoms that are truly clinically significant (such as pain on urination and extremely frequent urination).

So what does this have to do with male pattern baldness and “man boobs”? Plenty. It turns out, as more and more men were prescribed (5a-RIs), an unexpected side effect started showing up. Many who were balding began to grow their hair back. Voila! Big Pharma had another way to push the drugs. Now prescriptions for the 5a-RI known as finasteride (brand name Propecia) are handed out to countless young men who have no BPH problems at all in order to fight their male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, with huge numbers of men now taking the meds for two benign conditions, BPH and baldness, other far less welcome side effects than hair growth have become all too common.

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany, have documented that 5a-RIs produce significant adverse effects in some men including loss of libido, impotence, ejaculatory dysfunction, depression and the growth of “man boobs” (known by the medical term gynecomastia). And here’s an extra worrisome fact – the side effects don’t always go away when the drugs are stopped. Bottom line: the scientists are urging extreme caution before doctors prescribe 5a-RIs therapy to patients to promote hair growth or for BPH.

For their study, which was just published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the researchers investigated data reported in numerous clinical studies concerning the side effects of two 5a-RIs, finasteride and dutasteride. Their results showed that some men treated with these drugs suffered prolonged adverse effects on sexual function such as erectile dysfunction and diminished libido, raising the strong possibility the medications were the cause.

What’s more, the scientists noted that the side effects of 5a-RIs on sexual function, gynecomastia (the development of “man boobs”) and the impact on the overall health of men taking these drugs has received minimal attention despite the fact such side effects can wreak havoc on sexual function, take an emotional toll and decrease the quality of life.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/031032_male_pattern_baldness_man_boobs.html#ixzz1BJ3AaqR9


#2

» Here’s a story that shows how the “cure” truly can be worse than the
» disease. Specifically, it’s a true life horror story of how a Big Pharma
» drug prescribed frequently for totally benign conditions can produce
» serious, life altering side effects in men – including loss of their sex
» drive, impotence, depression and even the growth of “man boobs”.
»
» For years, doctors have been prescribing medications in the group known as
» 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs) to treat a condition known as benign
» prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In plain English, this simply means a prostate
» gland that has become larger with age. It does not indicate prostate
» cancer. In some men it can cause symptoms such as more frequent urination
» and urinary hesitancy.
»
» But, as the name states, the condition is benign, meaning it is never going
» to be a deadly disease. In fact, while mainstream medical doctors are often
» quick to prescribe drugs to treat any sign of BPH, statistics show that
» although the condition affects about 75% of men by the time they are 80
» years old less than half ever have BPH symptoms that are truly clinically
» significant (such as pain on urination and extremely frequent urination).
»
» So what does this have to do with male pattern baldness and “man boobs”?
» Plenty. It turns out, as more and more men were prescribed (5a-RIs), an
» unexpected side effect started showing up. Many who were balding began to
» grow their hair back. Voila! Big Pharma had another way to push the drugs.
» Now prescriptions for the 5a-RI known as finasteride (brand name Propecia)
» are handed out to countless young men who have no BPH problems at all in
» order to fight their male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, with huge
» numbers of men now taking the meds for two benign conditions, BPH and
» baldness, other far less welcome side effects than hair growth have become
» all too common.
»
» Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in
» collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany,
» have documented that 5a-RIs produce significant adverse effects in some men
» including loss of libido, impotence, ejaculatory dysfunction, depression
» and the growth of “man boobs” (known by the medical term gynecomastia). And
» here’s an extra worrisome fact – the side effects don’t always go away
» when the drugs are stopped. Bottom line: the scientists are urging extreme
» caution before doctors prescribe 5a-RIs therapy to patients to promote hair
» growth or for BPH.
»
» For their study, which was just published in The Journal of Sexual
» Medicine, the researchers investigated data reported in numerous clinical
» studies concerning the side effects of two 5a-RIs, finasteride and
» dutasteride. Their results showed that some men treated with these drugs
» suffered prolonged adverse effects on sexual function such as erectile
» dysfunction and diminished libido, raising the strong possibility the
» medications were the cause.
»
» What’s more, the scientists noted that the side effects of 5a-RIs on sexual
» function, gynecomastia (the development of “man boobs”) and the impact on
» the overall health of men taking these drugs has received minimal attention
» despite the fact such side effects can wreak havoc on sexual function, take
» an emotional toll and decrease the quality of life.
»
» Learn more:
» http://www.naturalnews.com/031032_male_pattern_baldness_man_boobs.html#ixzz1BJ3AaqR9

I’d rather have breast reduction surgery than hair transplant surgery.


#3

» Here’s a story that shows how the “cure” truly can be worse than the
» disease. Specifically, it’s a true life horror story of how a Big Pharma
» drug prescribed frequently for totally benign conditions can produce
» serious, life altering side effects in men – including loss of their sex
» drive, impotence, depression and even the growth of “man boobs”.
»
» For years, doctors have been prescribing medications in the group known as
» 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs) to treat a condition known as benign
» prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In plain English, this simply means a prostate
» gland that has become larger with age. It does not indicate prostate
» cancer. In some men it can cause symptoms such as more frequent urination
» and urinary hesitancy.
»
» But, as the name states, the condition is benign, meaning it is never going
» to be a deadly disease. In fact, while mainstream medical doctors are often
» quick to prescribe drugs to treat any sign of BPH, statistics show that
» although the condition affects about 75% of men by the time they are 80
» years old less than half ever have BPH symptoms that are truly clinically
» significant (such as pain on urination and extremely frequent urination).
»
» So what does this have to do with male pattern baldness and “man boobs”?
» Plenty. It turns out, as more and more men were prescribed (5a-RIs), an
» unexpected side effect started showing up. Many who were balding began to
» grow their hair back. Voila! Big Pharma had another way to push the drugs.
» Now prescriptions for the 5a-RI known as finasteride (brand name Propecia)
» are handed out to countless young men who have no BPH problems at all in
» order to fight their male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, with huge
» numbers of men now taking the meds for two benign conditions, BPH and
» baldness, other far less welcome side effects than hair growth have become
» all too common.
»
» Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in
» collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany,
» have documented that 5a-RIs produce significant adverse effects in some men
» including loss of libido, impotence, ejaculatory dysfunction, depression
» and the growth of “man boobs” (known by the medical term gynecomastia). And
» here’s an extra worrisome fact – the side effects don’t always go away
» when the drugs are stopped. Bottom line: the scientists are urging extreme
» caution before doctors prescribe 5a-RIs therapy to patients to promote hair
» growth or for BPH.
»
» For their study, which was just published in The Journal of Sexual
» Medicine, the researchers investigated data reported in numerous clinical
» studies concerning the side effects of two 5a-RIs, finasteride and
» dutasteride. Their results showed that some men treated with these drugs
» suffered prolonged adverse effects on sexual function such as erectile
» dysfunction and diminished libido, raising the strong possibility the
» medications were the cause.
»
» What’s more, the scientists noted that the side effects of 5a-RIs on sexual
» function, gynecomastia (the development of “man boobs”) and the impact on
» the overall health of men taking these drugs has received minimal attention
» despite the fact such side effects can wreak havoc on sexual function, take
» an emotional toll and decrease the quality of life.
»

B.S.! Plenty of guys have taken these drugs (Prop and Avodart)for years and have little or none of these symptoms/side effects-I being one…
» Learn more:
» http://www.naturalnews.com/031032_male_pattern_baldness_man_boobs.html#ixzz1BJ3AaqR9


#4

Don’t you have a rock to slither back under?

» Here’s a story that shows how the “cure” truly can be worse than the
» disease. Specifically, it’s a true life horror story of how a Big Pharma
» drug prescribed frequently for totally benign conditions can produce
» serious, life altering side effects in men – including loss of their sex
» drive, impotence, depression and even the growth of “man boobs”.
»
» For years, doctors have been prescribing medications in the group known as
» 5a-reductase inhibitors (5a-RIs) to treat a condition known as benign
» prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). In plain English, this simply means a prostate
» gland that has become larger with age. It does not indicate prostate
» cancer. In some men it can cause symptoms such as more frequent urination
» and urinary hesitancy.
»
» But, as the name states, the condition is benign, meaning it is never going
» to be a deadly disease. In fact, while mainstream medical doctors are often
» quick to prescribe drugs to treat any sign of BPH, statistics show that
» although the condition affects about 75% of men by the time they are 80
» years old less than half ever have BPH symptoms that are truly clinically
» significant (such as pain on urination and extremely frequent urination).
»
» So what does this have to do with male pattern baldness and “man boobs”?
» Plenty. It turns out, as more and more men were prescribed (5a-RIs), an
» unexpected side effect started showing up. Many who were balding began to
» grow their hair back. Voila! Big Pharma had another way to push the drugs.
» Now prescriptions for the 5a-RI known as finasteride (brand name Propecia)
» are handed out to countless young men who have no BPH problems at all in
» order to fight their male pattern baldness. Unfortunately, with huge
» numbers of men now taking the meds for two benign conditions, BPH and
» baldness, other far less welcome side effects than hair growth have become
» all too common.
»
» Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), in
» collaboration with colleagues at Lahey Clinic and from Denmark and Germany,
» have documented that 5a-RIs produce significant adverse effects in some men
» including loss of libido, impotence, ejaculatory dysfunction, depression
» and the growth of “man boobs” (known by the medical term gynecomastia). And
» here’s an extra worrisome fact – the side effects don’t always go away
» when the drugs are stopped. Bottom line: the scientists are urging extreme
» caution before doctors prescribe 5a-RIs therapy to patients to promote hair
» growth or for BPH.
»
» For their study, which was just published in The Journal of Sexual
» Medicine, the researchers investigated data reported in numerous clinical
» studies concerning the side effects of two 5a-RIs, finasteride and
» dutasteride. Their results showed that some men treated with these drugs
» suffered prolonged adverse effects on sexual function such as erectile
» dysfunction and diminished libido, raising the strong possibility the
» medications were the cause.
»
» What’s more, the scientists noted that the side effects of 5a-RIs on sexual
» function, gynecomastia (the development of “man boobs”) and the impact on
» the overall health of men taking these drugs has received minimal attention
» despite the fact such side effects can wreak havoc on sexual function, take
» an emotional toll and decrease the quality of life.
»
» Learn more:
» http://www.naturalnews.com/031032_male_pattern_baldness_man_boobs.html#ixzz1BJ3AaqR9


#5

» Don’t you have a rock to slither back under?
Who let you out the psychiatric?


#6

Most guys’ opinions on the real story with Finasteride closely match what happened to them personally. People tend to give too much weight to their own experiences, be it positive or negative.


#7

» Most guys’ opinions on the real story with Finasteride closely match what
» happened to them personally. People tend to give too much weight to their
» own experiences, be it positive or negative.

well said!


#8

That a SMALL percentage of men experience side effects from use of finasteride is already known. Its not breaking news. It is however just a small percentage.

A study conducted of finasteride vs placebo found the placebo group complaining of more side effects than the group taking finasteride. The study was relatively large scale involving a large sample size.


#9

Been taking them for over a decade and never had any side effects. They have, however, helped me keep most of my hair.


#10

» » Don’t you have a rock to slither back under?
» Who let you out the psychiatric?

I’ve been on Propecia for nearly eleven years without any serious side effects.
I’m sorry to hear you’re an impotent anti-semite with bitch-tits, but them’s the breaks kid.


#11

I have been taking dut for 5 years. I thought i would have low sperm count because i what i have read about the side affects. I got my new partner pregnant with in the first month. Even though she was told she could not have a baby. Now we are having a boy in may. All is good with test we have had done. Regards


#12

First your source is biased (naturalnews is an online store)

Second the text is full of personal ideas AND lies. The paragraph above says that hair regrowth was an unexpected side effect and accidental discovery. This is a complete lie Merck new about finasteride’s potential for hair growth BEFORE starting trials for BPH.

Please stop being an idiot


#13

» I have been taking dut for 5 years. I thought i would have low sperm count
» because i what i have read about the side affects. I got my new partner
» pregnant with in the first month. Even though she was told she could not
» have a baby. Now we are having a boy in may. All is good with test we have
» had done. Regards

congratulations!

but dut has not been tested for safety to any great extent so far as child safety & reproduction. So I’d be careful there. Let us know if your kid is healthy and normal.

Propecia however is ok since it has been tested and in use for quite some time without any associated child health problems.

I remember a guy mentioned on here that he had 2 kids while on propecia and both are normal.