What is DHT and How Does it Cause Hair Loss?
DHT is an androgen which is a sex hormone. It is responsible for the development of male sex characters in men when boys hit puberty, Women also have testosterone and DHT hormones in their body which is lesser in number when compared to men. These hormones are responsible for women having facial hair and body hair. The increased amount of DHT and testosterone are reported to have been the cause of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women along with hair loss.
Hair loss can make you feel unconfident and shatter your personality. You might feel unattractive, shy and may even start hating your own appearance. There are plenty of options available for the treatment of hair loss. some are natural, and some are medication based.
How does DHT cause hair loss?
DHT is developed when testosterone converts itself to DHT with the support of an enzyme known as 5 alpha-reductase (5-AR). Almost 10% of testosterone is converted to DHT in a grown-up male body. When the DHT is developed and is running through your body freely, it connects itself to the receptors of the hair follicles and shrinks them down resulting in hair loss. Increased DHT is not only capable of destroying your hair, but it can also cause various issues like enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, slow healing of injuries and coronary heart diseases.
How can DHT be reduced?
To prevent the hair fall, DHT must be reduced or blocked. For this purpose, there are many medicines and products like shampoos, oils and hair ointments available in the market.
Whatever you choose for yourself, you must seek professional help first. Consult our doctor and find a suitable treatment for yourself according to your health conditions here at GLOJAS.