I am a 58 year old male who is generally in good health. I do have controlled blood pressure, on 5 mg of Bystolic, and type 2 diabetes, controlled on metformin, and I also take 10 mg of Crestor for lipid control.

My hair loss problem started around 20 years ago but now it is at the point where the hair loss is just past the crown on the top of my head. I have a thick head of hair on the sides and back but just scraggly hairs on top. What treatment options would you suggest to try and either grown some hair on top of my head or keep what I have now. I have looked at Minoxidil, Rogaine to name a couple but never actually used anything. I asked my personal doctor but since he is bald as well did not have any suggestions.

I would appreciate any help you could offer.

Thanks.

There is not much I can suggest based on a few lines of description alone. Many men have hair transplants for crown loss with good results, but each patient is different. You need an examination, discussion with a doctor addressing your goals, and a meeting of the minds addressing expectations and limitations.

Rogaine and minoxidil are the same medication, available over the counter. I don’t know of any interactions between minoxidil and the medications you listed, but talk to your doctor before adding any medication to your routine. Bald or not, your doctor should be able to tell you more since he knows your medical history.

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