Hair Loss from Steroid Use
Your office is not that far from the famous Muscle Beach. Do you get many of the hardcore bodybuilders in for hair transplants? And taking all of those steroidsâ€¦wouldn’t it be courter productive or should I say maybe a waste of time to get the hair transplant for those prone to baldness anyway or do they just take of more and different drugs of the estrogen blocking nature?
The reason I ask is that when I was in my younger days when I first really started loosing my hair( after two knee surgeries by the way???)I started weight lifting/bodybuilding to conpensate for my emotions concerning my hair loss, I had a rough time dealing with it. So I was tempted to take them (back when they were legal)but after reading about the hair loss side effects I changed my mind. Does the transplanted hair suffer from heavy steroid use or does it stay protected? Thank you
I believe that the permanent zone hair (the hair we transplant) is protected from steroids. The other hair that is not the rim hair around the sides and back of the head can be ‘killed off’ with steroids in those genetically prone to balding.
Yes, we see many, many weight lifters who have accelerated their hair loss and like you, panic when they see it falling out. The high they get from the steroids and the benefits in the sport, seem to offset the liability for most of them.
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