Does Bystolic Cause Hair Loss?

A wise and responsible approach to a healthy and long life means to be attentive to our health condition and all the signals our bodies send us. For many people in the USA, one of the biggest health problems is hypertension, which is actually high blood pressure. In fact, it means that the arteries of a person suffering from high pressure receive too much pressure constantly.

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The statistic speaks for itself, one-third of all U.S. population over twenty years old suffer from hypertension (app. 75 mln persons). Hypertension is also a very dangerous disease because its symptoms are not very obvious, and in many cases, people do not even suspect they have hypertension. It can be caused by a great number of factors, especially connected with a lifestyle, smoking, aging and genetic predisposition. That’s why it is essentially important to undergo regular check-ups and to pay attention to your health condition.


But when hypertension already takes place, usually it means the therapy should be all life-long. In such cases, doctors prescribe beta-blockers, such as Bystolic, or Nebivolol which is a modern type of medication for hypertension treatment. Bystolic works in the following way – it controls adrenaline in the cardiovascular system and thus decreases the heart rate. As a result blood pressure also decreases, which means overall less blood pressure on the walls of the arteries of the heart and lungs.

Side effects

But there are some quite unpleasant side effects connected with the administration of this beta-blocker. And your doctor has to warn you about all possible side effects, such as headache, dizziness, fatigue, tiredness, slow heartbeat, nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea and hair loss.

The latter possible side effect is not the most ‘mortal’ compared to others, but one of the most unpleasant especially for women, because unlike cases with other treatment for shorter periods of time, and hair-loss effect is reversible, hypertension medication is usually prescribed for the whole life or at least quite a long period. Sometimes a patient has to choose – to have normal blood pressure and live n active life or to have normal hair. The choice is quite obvious, but it can be difficult for women.


Though the statistics is not that cheerless – according to the recent FDA report of 2017, only 1,63% of all the patients (more than 8,000 people) who participated in the study have hair loss, which is relatively small. Mainly these are women over 60 years old.

And strictly speaking among the official side effects Bystolic may cause there is no hair loss, but if you suffer from hypertension and plan to start your therapy, it would be wiser to consult your doctor for a comprehensive picture.

It is very important as this kind of medication is responsible for proper work of cardiovascular system and as a result for a human life, so it‘s of utter importance to make a right medication choice.

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