Hair loss is not something anyone wants to face or admit. But the time comes for some of us to face the facts before it’s too late. Thinning hair and hair loss is extremely common, especially as you age. Half of men over 50 and many women as well, experience thinning hair, breakage and hair loss. If you choose to see a doctor, she or he will prescribe Minoxidil drops. Minoxidil, also known by the brand name Rogaine, is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of alopecia or male pattern baldness. It’s been proven to work for some but it’s not without its side effects. Some of the more common and often severe minoxidil side effects are addressed here.
You should understand the extent of minoxidil side effects before you start using it for hair loss or as a way to regrow hair.
The root of the problem is not your hair itself, but your follicles. Age, hormonal changes, stress, and genetics all play a role in the health of your follicles. Some, unfortunately, become less active and therefore grow less hair. Once the follicle is completely dormant, hair loss becomes permanent. What you want to do is stimulate the follicles and increase their hair-growing activity. You have options when it comes to preserving and thickening the hair you have and stimulating new hair growth. You can see your doctor or you can choose a more natural way, with the FoliNu Advanced Hair Growth System.
Minoxidil Side Effects to Know | Scalp Irritation
Skin irritation isn’t even limited to the scalp, and it can be severe. Red, itchy skin can develop on your hands as well and anywhere you have touched Minoxidil. That’s why it is recommended to wash your hands immediately after application.
Unwanted Facial Hair
Facial and body hair can begin to grow in addition to your scalp.
Minoxidil can cause a very rapid and somewhat heavy heartbeat. This is a fairly common side effect and if you experience it, Minoxidil might not be for you.
Minoxidil Side Effects | Swelling in Hands and Feet
Adema or water retention is a side effect of Minoxidil even in its original use. That original use was as a medication to control blood pressure.
Rapid weight gain, especially in the midsection and face are another side effect. That one should be enough to have you looking for a healthier option.
Chest pain, especially pain that spreads to your shoulder or jaw is especially worrisome, and another dangerous side effect.
Minoxidil Side Effects | Dizziness and Confusion
This side effect was more often seen in the table form of Minoxidil, however, it’s a problematic sign.
If you are sleepy and unable to function properly after using a hair restoration product, something seems a little off.
Nausea and Vomiting
This and all of the effects above are a sign that Minoxidil, even applied topically, enters your bloodstream and causes unnecessary and sometimes problematic issues.
Minoxidil Side Effects | Works Best On Crown of Head
Studies have shown that applying Minoxidil to your scalp brings the best results to the crown of your head and doesn’t get quite as good of results in the surrounding follicles.
Severe Allergic Reaction
As with any medication, severe allergic reactions can happen. Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat are some of the most dangerous. It’s recommended to notify your doctor immediately if you experience these.
It might be a better option to go with a more natural approach to your hair loss problems. The FoliNu Advanced Hair Growth System uses all-natural ingredients that have been proven to promote circulation and strengthen follicles. It contains vitamins that help support damaged follicles and encourage a healthy hormone balance. All this, and without the use of medications that may end up doing much more to your body than growing hair.