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  • 00:40

    E30: New Hosts Amir Karkouti and Ben King Share their PFS stories

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    Post-finasteride syndrome is a devastating condition that afflicts men who’ve taken finasteride for hair loss (under the Propecia brand) or enlarged prostate (Proscar). Persistent symptoms include loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, Peyronie’s disease, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment, insomnia, severely dry skin, and tinnitus. Many victims suffer economic hardship due to job loss, and emotional distress due to the breakup of marriages and romantic relationships. PFS has also been linked to suicides. No one knows how many men are living with PFS, but experts estimate there are hundreds of thousands of cases worldwide. While there’s currently no cure for PFS, clinical research offers hope that effective treatments will be developed in the coming years. Until then, “PFS Global Support,” co-hosted by Amir Karkouti (in the U.S.) and Ben King (in Europe), is here to provide a weekly gathering place where victims and their loved ones can share information and offer mutual support.


    If you'd like to appear on the show, or to speak to Amir or Ben offline, please contact pfsglobalradio@gmail.com.

  • 00:40

    E30: New Hosts Amir Karkouti & Ben King share their PFS stories

    in Health

    Post-finasteride syndrome is a devastating condition that afflicts men who’ve taken finasteride for hair loss (under the Propecia brand) or enlarged prostate (Proscar). Persistent symptoms include loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, panic attacks, Peyronie’s disease, penile shrinkage, gynecomastia, muscle atrophy, cognitive impairment, insomnia, severely dry skin, and tinnitus. Many victims suffer economic hardship due to job loss, and emotional distress due to the breakup of marriages and romantic relationships. PFS has also been linked to suicides. No one knows how many men are living with PFS, but experts estimate there are hundreds of thousands of cases worldwide. While there’s currently no cure for PFS, clinical research offers hope that effective treatments will be developed in the coming years. Until then, “PFS Global Support,” co-hosted by Amir Karkouti (in the U.S.) and Ben King (in Europe), is here to provide a weekly gathering place where victims and their loved ones can share information and offer mutual support.


    If you'd like to appear on the show, or to speak with Amir or Ben offline, please contact pfsglobalradio@gmail.com.

  • 00:59

    E32: Dr. Irwin Goldstein Shares the Truth & Science Behind PFS

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    Today we have the world renowned Dr. Irwin Goldstein from San Diego Sexual Medicine on our podcast.  This is a very special episode for me because he was the doctor that has greatly assisted me when I was going through the worst parts of PFS.  For those that want to know the science and truth behind PFS, join us for a truth shattering discussion about the science behind Post Finasteride Syndrome.


    **FOR MORE INFO ABOUT DR. GOLDSTEIN VISIT: http://www.sandiegosexualmedicine.com/


    *About our Guest, Dr. Irwin Goldstein: Dr. Irwin Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970′s. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. He has authored more than 325 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, with 20 consecutive years of funding by the National Institutes of Health in this area. He is Editor-in Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, its regional affiliate societies, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Dr. Goldstein has relocated to San Diego where he is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego and Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine where he maintains his clinical practice.


    in 2012 he received the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Award for Distinguished Service in Women’s Sexual Health, in 2013 the Sexual Medicine Society of North America awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2014 he received the ISSM Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Sexual Medicine.

  • 00:17

    Is Formula 82M A Solution For Hair Loss?

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    Hair loss affects millions of men and women and is the most underdeveloped area of aesthetic medicine. Men and women with thinning or balding hair are more aware than ever of the clinical options available to them. Unlike other aesthetic procedures, however, clinical options often remain a mystery.  For industry watchers, the consensus is that the aesthetic industry is on the edge of a tidal wave of new treatments for hair loss which will reshape the hair loss industry as we know it. Today we focus on one of these new products Formula 82M A Solution For Hair Loss. Causes of hair loss can be attributed to everything from hormones and stress to styling and genetics. Under normal conditions, the average person will “lose” approximately 100 hairs per day and grow 100 new hairs per day. However, the most common type of hair loss, hereditary male and female pattern hair loss, occurs as hair follicles miniaturize, weaken and eventually die—causing receding hairlines, decreased coverage and overall decreased volume.  Dr. Alan Bauman, an internationally-renowned board-certified expert in hair restoration, has treated over 17,000 men and women at his practice in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Bauman offers a variety of hair loss solutions including minimally-invasive no-linear-scar Neograft FUE hair transplant surgery, PRP Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, low level laser therapy, FDA-approved and custom-compounded oral medications, nutritionals and nutraceuticals and compounded pharmaceutical topical solutions such as “Formula 82M.”  He also embraces a combination ‘multi-therapy’ approach to help  patients reach their goals. Some might accomplish their goals using ONLY non-invasive treatments. So far Formula 82M has shown promising results.


    www.baumanmedical.com www.hairsciencellc.com

  • 00:21

    E27: Gary's Story

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    Gary, from London, will join us to talk of the devastating effects Propecia has had in his life.

  • 00:43

    E25: John Davis's Story

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    John Davis will be joining us to talk about his struggle with PFS.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:43

    E19: Brian's Story

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    Brian is a university student in the UK. He tells his story of how Propecia, and PFS has decimated his hopes and dreams. 


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:53

    E18: Jay Slattery's Story

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    Jay Slattery, a secondary teacher, will be joining us from England to talk about his experience with Propecia, and how PFS has altered his future.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:49

    E14: Steven Rosello's Story

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    Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Steven Rosello joins the show to tell us how Propecia has devastated his life, career and future.  In August 2012, national digital news service The Examiner ran a profile of the then 29-year-old fed, in which he vowed to “do whatever it takes to warn the public of Propecia's extreme dangers.” Six months later, however, he was tossed behind bars in the tiny Mexican-border town of Harlingen, Texas—where he was held for an entire year. Find out how the post-finasteride syndrome victim plans to further awareness of this growing epidemic now that he’s once again a free man.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:38

    E24: Paul Huber's Story

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    Paul Huber will be joining us to tell us how Propecia has decimated his future goals and dreams, and much his life has changed since he now has PFS.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.

  • 00:32

    E20: Sally and her 15 year old son's story

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    Sally will be joining us to tell us the story of her 15 year old son who has had his life devastated by PFS. He was prescribed Propecia at the age of 14, and he has been suffering since with PFS.


    If you (or a loved one) would like to share your story with PFS Global Support, please email host Adam Held at pfsglobalpodcast@gmail.com.  A science teacher at  New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill. (whose alumni include Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow, investigative journalist John Stossel, author Scott Turow and actor Bruce Dern) Adam has been living with PFS since July 2011.