DHT - What Is It!
Posted on 2nd April 2023 at 14:03
Why DHT Causes MPB Hair Loss
Why DHT Causes Hair Loss
Hair loss is a common problem that affects both men and women. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, hormones, and medical conditions. One of the most common causes of hair loss is dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
DHT is a hormone that is produced when testosterone is converted by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase. DHT is responsible for a number of male characteristics, including facial hair, body hair, and a deep voice.
In some men, DHT can also cause hair loss. This is because DHT can bind to receptors on hair follicles, which causes them to shrink and produce thinner hair. Over time, this can lead to hair loss.
There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of hair loss from DHT, including:
Age: Hair loss is more common in men over the age of 30.
Family history: If your father or grandfather lost their hair, you are more likely to lose your hair as well.
Ethnicity: Men of European descent are more likely to lose their hair than men of other ethnicities.
Stress: Stress can trigger hair loss in some men.
If you are concerned about hair loss, give Elite Hair Restoration a call to see if you are a candidate for treatment. There are a number of treatments available, including medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes.
There are a number of medications that can be used to block the effects of DHT on hair follicles. These include:
Finasteride (Propecia): Finasteride is a medication that is taken orally. It works by blocking the conversion of testosterone to DHT. Finasteride is approved by the FDA for the treatment of male pattern hair loss.
Minoxidil (Rogaine): Minoxidil is a medication that is applied to the scalp. It works by increasing blood flow to the scalp and stimulating hair growth. Minoxidil is available over-the-counter and by prescription.
Hair transplantation surgery can be used to transplant hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another. This is a permanent solution for hair loss.
There are a number of lifestyle changes that can help to reduce your risk of hair loss, including:
Maintaining a healthy weight: Obesity can increase your risk of hair loss.
Reducing stress: Stress can trigger hair loss in some men.
Avoiding smoking: Smoking can damage hair follicles and contribute to hair loss.
Eating a healthy diet: A healthy diet can help to promote hair growth.
If you are concerned about hair loss, contact us 7 days a week at Elite Hair Restoration to understand your options and see if you are a candidate for treatment. There are a number of treatments available, including medications, surgery, and lifestyle changes.
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