Today i met a fascinating old man in his 80’s. We got talking and he remarked that being a builder for many years was stressful and then joked it made his hair turn grey. I replied “At least youve got your hair!, i dont think im gonna even gonna get to grey” (im a NW3 and have recently made and informed decision against Propecia after 6 months of intense research talking to 3 doctors.)
He then informed me that he was previously bald with a ring around his head,( sounds like a NW7). He got stomach cancer a few years ago and was forced to take estrogen. It sounded like it was a massive amount of estrogen and they put it straight into his stomach, he also said its about 1300 a pop and that he had it three times. The Doctor warned him that this treatment would either grow hair on his head or give him breasts.
His hair, now white was probably a Norwood 2. Just wondering if you could share some light on this fascinating story.
We know that estrogen protects women against hair loss and when they go through menopause, they lose their estrogen and many times their hair. I have been aware that estrogen may help in hair loss, but at what cost for the men (breast, libido, and feminization issues)?