I’m 35 and loosing hair. It’s likely that Propecia could be one good solution. However, from what I understand Propecia blocks DHT by limiting the creation of testosterone which is why it can stop balding process.
Now, I am working out seriously 4 times a week and trying to add on muscle. Muscle growth is due to testoterone. My question: how can my work out be still beneficial in terms of muscle growth if the testosterone is lowered because of use of Proprecia.
Thanks for your time.
Propecia does not decrease testosterone. It decreases the byproduct of testosterone known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT is what is implicated in male pattern hair loss. Taking Propecia increases testosterone by about 15% and benefit (although not proven) muscle building. Propecia can also apparently be used to mask muscle enhancers. You may recall from the recent Olympic games the controversy surrounding Propecia — Olympic Athlete Banned from Competition for Propecia Use.