Originally Posted by BackwardsBalding
The people who use Rogaine do not understand what it does. Rogaine’s active ingredient is Minoxodil. Rogaine (Minoxodil) is referring to the chemical production of Nitric Oxide. Nitric oxide is responsible for dilating of the blood vessels to decrease pressure and allow blood to flow easily. Nitric Oxide is produced naturally through your respiratory system in conjunction with your circulatory system. To increase Nitric Oxide you can simply exercise more which increases Nitric Oxide production. The problem with the tops of your heads is even the most vigorous exercise will only barely increase the rate at which blood flows to the tiny capillaries at the ends of the small arterioles. The reason I point this out is because there is a reason that the mild affects of Minoxodil only work temporarily and mildly at that. The reason Minoxodil can not permanently work does not involve Minoxodil’s lack of effectiveness but rather it’s fighting a losing battle. The decrease in blood flow is due to a tight scalp. This pressure of a tight scalp on the tiny capillaries is far greater then the relieving affects of Minoxodil and with out attacking this problem Rogaine will surely fail. I am currently developing a diagram that will help with this involving increasing the laxity of the scalp however if you want more information look under the forum thread “Male Pattern Baldness”.
Another frustrated jackass spreading his theories, how some treatments should work?