Dihydrotestosterone DHT and Hair Loss
Veterinarian Reviewed on June 21, 2012 by Paulina Nelega, RH
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Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and Hair Loss
Dihydrotestosterone or DHT is widely accepted to be the main cause of hair loss, as a great percentage (95 percent) of cases of hair loss are caused by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) production in the follicle of hair.
Hair loss condition in men or commonly known as male pattern baldness that usually manifests itself at the age of 30 and in some cases it even starts much earlier. Male pattern baldness usually starts by a receding hairline and hair loss at the top or back of the head. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) attacks the hair follicles that make them shrink and preventing them to produce hair that eventually leads to hair loss. Aside from the front and back, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) also attacks the crowns and temples of the head.
There are an ample of ways to properly block Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), as this includes preventing DHT from attacking hair follicle receptors and holding back the production of 5 Alpha Reductase enzymes. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is produce by the combination of 5 Alpha Reductase enzymes and testosterone. Most researchers believe that DHT is mainly responsible in causing male pattern baldness and hair loss in women. They also found out that the amount of testosterone circulating in the blood is not the problem in hair loss, but the amount of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) that binds the hair follicle receptors in the scalp.
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for making the hair follicles thinner and shorter that eventually lead to reduction in hair growth. And as a result, hair on the head becomes thinner that can even lead to massive hair loss or baldness. Hair follicles that are on the head are mostly threatened and if not properly treated or thwarted, will eventually lead to complete hair loss.
On the other hand, even though women have a much lesser amount of testosterone in their system compared to men, they are not immune to hair loss, because even such a small amount can trigger Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and cause hair to fall. Although, after the age of 30, testosterone level among men starts dropping and women hormone levels will be greatly reduce once they start to menopause, but the threat of hair loss due to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) will still remain.
Today, some people find some other ways in hiding their embarrassing hair loss such as wearing wigs or toupee, while others rely on prescription medications under the guidance of their doctors. For those who have no issues with their finances, medical procedures like hair transplant and surgery are employed. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers are great options and the market is filled with these blockers to choose from in order to combat hair loss. However, a lot of these are really expensive and also carries some bad side effects, which why it is more appropriate to use natural and organic Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers. Fortunately, the market also has some of these safe and natural Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) blockers that are effective in fighting hair loss. These are either in the form of health care shampoos and conditioners, as well as other health care products.
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Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan