I want to thank you for a great blog that I visit nearly daily. I visited your offices around 5 months ago and had a consultation with Dr. Pak, who was very informative and understanding. Since then, I’ve been on a daily regimen of Finasteride 1.25 mg/day but am going to wait until the follow up appointment before I make any judgments (superstition does that to you).
I have two questions. I already know that Finasteride does not completely stop hair loss. It just provides its patients an outlet for growing old gracefully (under my impression). Have you seen or heard of any patients who took Finasteride while also including Minoxidil in their regimen to maintain for longer than 10 years with good results?
My second question is how big a part does diet factor into the MPB process? I’m already exercising 6 days out of the week even before MPB hit me but diet (what kind of foods to eat) has always escaped me. I would like to know if there is any information a professional such as yourself can provide pertaining to what kind of diets would promote hair growth and what kind of diets work best in conjunction with Finasteride and Minoxidil to maintain hair.
I apologize for the long message and sincerely appreciate all the help you have given.
I believe that for some people, the use of both Propecia and minoxidil has value when used in combination, but that may depend upon a variety of factors including age, appropriate use of the medication, where the minoxidil is applied, and where on the head the balding is that you are treating. The crown generally does better with combined treatment compared to the frontal hairline. I have seen patients using both medications with good results after a decade of use.
I do not believe that any particular diet works better than another, provided that the diet is well balanced.