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Hair Loss

Male pattern baldness, what is it?
Male pattern baldness is a completely normal and often a side-effect of the male sex hormone Testosterone, which results when the Testosterone is broken down in the body.
Is male pattern baldness common in men?
Yes, actually 30% of men under the age of 30 years old and up to 40% of all men from the ages of 35 have some level of male pattern hair loss. This level increases to approximately 60% of all men from the age of 60 years old.
What options are available to me if I am noticing I have symptoms of male pattern baldness?
As mentioned above, this issue is a very common and all too familiar issue with a lot of men.  Often men find their hair loss to be extremely distressing. If you notice that your self esteem is being negatively affected by your hair loss, then it is imperative that you have a talk with their GP or other trusted individual so that treatment options can be discussed and / or alternative support mechanisms and services which are available. 
What treatments are currently available for male pattern hair loss?
If your hair loss is the main point of distress, treatment can significantly assist the person concerned. For example the male pattern hair loss treatment Proscar (active ingredient is Finasteride).
This treatment however, will not recover any significant hair lost to a Male Pattern Baldness sufferer, it will limit or stop any additional hair loss in the majority of men for the duration of time that the Proscar is being taken.

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  • Dr. Jody Shanahan-Prendergast
  • M.D., MRCGP, FRACGP

STEP 1 OF 2

Please identify the level of Male Pattern Baldness which you are currently experiencing?. *

For how long has your male pattern balding been an issue to you? *

Was your hair loss sudden or gradual? *

Have you noticed any itchy, rough or scaly patches on your scalp underneath your hair? *

Have you noticed any hair loss which has occurred on any other body locations (e.g. eye brows, genital or armpit areas)? *

Apart from conditions already mentioned in this form, do you suffer from any other medical conditions or have you had any surgical procedures in the past that you feel the Doctors should be aware of? *

Have you been diagnosed or received treatment for any of the following conditions: *

Is there any family history (either on your mother or fathers side) of male pattern baldness? *

Are you a smoker? *


STEP 2 OF 2

Are you Male or Female? *

Have you ever been prescribed or take Finasteride / Fintid / Proscar or Profal? *

Within the last 2 months have you or are you taking any prescription, non-prescription, recreational/illegal drugs or herbal remedies that you have not already mentioned? *

With our new Covid19 rules have your prescription sent to a pharmacy of your choosing (place Pharmacy details below) *

I confirm that I fully understand and have read completely all questions in this form and all of my answers are true and accurate, to the best of my knowledge. *