DHT and Hairloss
Dihydrotestosterone, also known as DHT, causes 95% of all hair loss.
What I will be covering in this post…
What is DHT?
What Causes DHT?
How Do I Get Rid of DHT?
What Does DHT Do?
DHT reduces hair follicles by shortening the Anagen phase and/or lengthening the Telogen phase. This causes the hair follicles to slowly shrink and die. The final result is an increased number of thin and fine hairs which are barely visible above the scalp.
For strong and healthy hair growth, DHT inhibiting is required once an increased amount of hair loss has occurred.
The association of DHT with androgen receptors in the scalp, skin and hair follicles appears to cause male and female baldness.
The sebaceous oil building up causes sebum. Sebum is collected in the hair follicle and becomes hard, causing a sebum plug that affects hair growth. This, compounded with existing weak hair, causes further reduction in hair growth.
However, there is good news…
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Effects of DHT
Hair is made in hair follicles which are like tiny pouches just under the skin surface. A hair normally grows from each follicle for about 3years. It is then shed and a new hair grows from the follicle.
This cycle of hair growth, shedding and new growth goes on throughout life.
The following occurs…
- Affected hair follicles on the scalp gradually become smaller than normal.
- As the follicle shrinks, each new hair is thinner than the previous one.
- Before falling out, each new hair grows for much less time than the normal three years.
- Eventually, all that remains is a much smaller hair follicle and a thin stump of hair that does not grow out to the skin surface.
- Male hormones cause these changes. The level of the main male hormone, testosterone, is normal in men with baldness. Hair follicles convert testosterone into another hormone called dihydrotestosterone. Affected hair follicles become more sensitive to dihydrotestosterone, which causes the hair follicles to shrink. It is not clear why different follicles are affected at different times to make the balding process gradual.
Remember, DHT can be treated. If you are concerned about your hair loss, you need to take action before it is too late.
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