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The Pros and Cons of Finasteride Treatment for Male Baldness

Finasteride is a prescription medication primarily used to treat male pattern baldness and prostate enlargement. As with any medication, it has both potential benefits and drawbacks, which are outlined below. Pros: 1. Hair Growth Finasteride can be effective for treating male pattern baldness, with studies showing that it can stimulate hair growth in up to 90% of men who take it. However results vary from person to person, and results are usually minimal.  2. Prostate Health Finasteride can also help to reduce the size of an enlarged prostate gland, thereby improving urinary symptoms associated with prostate enlargement. 3. Lowers risk of prostate cancer Research suggests that finasteride may lower the risk of developing prostate cancer in men. This treatment pill has been shown to lower the risks, but it does not specifically treat the issue.  Cons: 1. Sexual side effects Finasteride can cause sexual side effects such as reduced libido, erectile dysfunction, and decreased ejaculate v