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Propecia Generic For Male Pattern Baldness

The drug propecia generic was originally intended for treating prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia. When its branded name Proscar was released in the market, it was noticed that men who were suffering from androgenic alopecia were also being treated by the drug.  It was then that the manufacturer took notice and created some clinical studies and found out that Proscar, which came at 5mg, which at lowered dosage, particularly 1mg, could help fight androgenic alopecia.  Several years later, the brand Propecia, an offshoot of the drug Proscar was approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for androgenic alopecia.

Who is propecia generic intended for?

Propecia generic is meant for men suffering from male pattern baldness and want to stop the progression of their hair loss.  Signs of male pattern baldness would be the thinning of hair on the front, the receding of hairline on the temples, and the formation of a bald spot on the crown.  In due time, this type of baldness will let you end up bald from top to front with a rim of hair at the sides and back.  propecia generic is effective against this type of hair loss because it is able to treat it at the root of the cause – the formation of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  Basically, this hair loss treatment prevents your hair loss from getting any worse.  If your hair loss is due to androgenic alopecia, then this is the medication for you.  Consult your doctor to know what type of hair loss you are having. Read more…

What really killed Jane Austen?

Was it the vapours? Acute Darcyitis? A bilious attack?

What really killed Jane Austen?

In honour of PBS's Masterpiece Theatre Complete Jane Austen series, here's a little survey for all you medical detectives out there on what killed the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice et al at just 41 years of age.

Addison's disease, first diagnosed by Sir Zachary Cope in the British Medical Journal in 1964, is Jane Austen's most commonly accepted cause of death. Leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, non Hodgkin’s lymphoma, tuberculosis and systemic vasculitis, among others, have also been cited as possibilities. Hodgkin's disease is argued for in a recent survey of Austen's medical history, published in the journal Medical Humanities in 2005 by English lit prof Annette Upfal of the University of Queensland.

There's precious little information for medical historians to go on, since the bulk of Jane Austen's correspondence was famously burned by her family. Here's what we know:

Fatal illness: In her last illness, thought to begin around a year before her death, Jane Austen exhibited the following symptoms: gastro-intestinal irritation (which she characterized as "bile" or "bilious attacks"), fever, weakness, languor, knee/leg pain (which she calls "rheumatism" in her letters), possible pruritis (skin itch), insomnia, pallor, syncope, skin discoloration ("black and white and every wrong colour" she wrote to her niece).

Medical history: Jane Austen was born four weeks post-date; she suffered "putrid fever" (typhus) as a child; as a young woman she had a bout of whooping cough accompanied by otitis externa.

Chronic conditions: Ms Austen also suffered throughout her life from chronic conjunctivitis (pink eye) as well as severe trigeminal neuralgia (in her case, pain in the cheek and upper jaw).

So, medical detectives, based on her symptoms and medical history, what do you think Jane Austen died from?

What did Jane Austen die from?
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2 comments:

  1. Mr. BingleyMarch 18, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    George Wickham.

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  2. AnonymousJanuary 4, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    I think it's quite obvious what Jane Austen died from. She had the classic symptoms of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, caused by undiagnosed coeliac disease. All her symptoms point to this. The cancer probably spread to her kidneys and therefore the Addisons-like symptoms towards the end. All Jane Austen had to do was stop eating grain of any kind. Just think, if this knowledge had been available at the time......................

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