Beta blockers and male pattern baldness? - BaldTruthTalk.com
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    15

    Default Beta blockers and male pattern baldness?

    Not sure if this is the right section, but is there any documented link between beta blockers (propranolol) and male pattern baldness? I know some will experience hair loss as a side effect, but I read this occurs all over and/or in clumps, not in the typical pattern we all know and dread.

    I've been on the med for over 10 years now (36 years old), and about 5-6 years ago, began thinning up front. Now, I've lost a fair amount of my hairline and am thinning in the crown (i.e. typical MPB). My doctor told me the meds wouldn't cause hair loss like that, and that's in line with what I've read.

    Any one have any experience with this, or information that states the contrary? I would like to stay on the meds for the time being, as they are for a familial tremor and have been a life saver, but this might cause me to consider an alternative. Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Posts
    69

    Default

    Hi Going,

    This is an interesting question. I don't know exactly how to answer your question regarding beta blockers. But what I can tell you is that I tried over the counter saw palmetto because I was not responding well to fin due to the side effetcs. I believe saw palmetto is considered a beta blocker, and i do think it impedes further hair loss like fin, but I experienced similar side effects.


    http://hairtransplanttestimonial.blogspot.com/

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Did you find an answer to this question? As I am also interested to know if there is a link between beta blockers and male pattern baldness

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-06-2016, 02:02 PM
  2. Male pattern baldness at 17?!
    By criswdsn in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 07:27 AM
  3. Will male pattern baldness always lead to complete baldness ?
    By Greenock in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-22-2014, 06:05 AM
  4. Any experience with beta blockers and hair loss?
    By GoingGoing in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-04-2014, 11:06 PM
  5. What causes male pattern baldness?
    By gmonasco in forum Men's Hair Loss: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-23-2011, 10:12 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

» IAHRS

hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

Purple recipient area
Yesterday 02:48 AM
by etoos
Last Post By etoos
Today 10:05 PM
Being Told I'm Crazy.. M/22
Today 07:37 PM
Last Post By hairkid121
Today 09:22 PM
1900 FUE grafts with Dr. Rahal - So happy with my decision!
07-16-2018 12:08 PM
by jdp1989
Last Post By jdp1989
Today 07:59 PM
Am I starting to go bald or crazy?
01-05-2017 10:19 AM
by Sadmoon
Last Post By pkipling
Today 02:49 PM
Hair coming out easily when running my fingers through my hair
07-10-2018 01:33 PM
Last Post By pkipling
Today 02:39 PM