Hair loss can occur as a result of various processes, but the only type associated with testosterone level is male pattern hair loss (androgenetic alopecia). Although this hereditary condition is related to male hormones, it occurs in both men and women.
Typically, we consider it normal to lose from 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. However, since the hair follicles remain intact, new hair strands continue to come out. However, DHT can easily bind to all types of androgen receptors on hair follicles and exert its potent effect. In a healthy hair root, circulating DHT blocks androgen receptors in the hair follicles. DHT has a powerful impact on these receptors and directly limits the growth of the hair root.
Circulating testosterone is converted to DHT with the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. In patients with high 5-alpha reductase levels, the level of DHT increases and the level of testosterone decreases. Therefore, although the decrease in testosterone level leads to hair loss, the main process occurs with the increase in DHT level. This leads to shorter and less pigmented hair production, and then they become thinner and shed.
Current treatments for testosterone deficiency hair loss include minoxidil and oral finasteride. Although these slow down the progression of the disease significantly, it only brings back some of the lost hair.
Androgenetic alopecia usually begins with the front of the forehead area and continues on to the crown. In women, the hair in front becomes sparse, but the front hairline continues to exist. For the treatment of the condition, you can use medicine to stop the overproduction of DHT.
DHT binds to receptors in the hair follicles and causes lack of nourishment in the hair follicles. Thinner and whiter hair begins to grow. After a while, these hair follicles disappear. It is possible to stop hair loss, which can occur in almost everyone, with various treatment techniques. Products that have been proven by clinical studies lower the DHT formed around the hair follicles, stopping hair loss in the early period.
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