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Ayurveda Medicine To Control Dht
Is dht produced by masturbation? Or there is some other reason as well? How we can stop it without drugs to get better growth of hair?
No worries: If masturbation (think of it as: sex without another person there) causes hormonal problems, then "sex with another person there" would cause the same hormonal problems. If one were to avoid masturbation (due to worries about losing hair), it would also mean avoiding "sex with another person" (as one should have the same worries in that situation). Thus, no worries. Live life. ...Read more
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Is green tea good for hair growth? Does it control DHT and stop alopecia? What are other effects of green tea?
Hi sir, I masturbate regularly and I lost my hair how to control hair loss and dht level in scalp?
Growing up: Evry 20 year old guy is doing the same thing. It's good for you; you can learn about your body and mind in preparation for adult life, and stay comfortable. It has nothing to do with your hair and this stuff about DHT is made up. All guys your age lose hair on our temples; if you have some other pattern, get seen by a competent physician. Think about talking with Dad about your changing body. ...Read more
Tobacco decreases: Dht production because blood flow testes, where Dht is produced, high cholesterol containing foods likely inhibit Dht production. Tofu and soy products can have an estrogen-like effect and decrease Dht production. Some shellfish like oysters & mussels may stimulate Dht production. Raw onions and garlic are beneficial for vascular health & thus are probably good for Dht production. ...Read more
Increase Estradiol: Testosterone is converted into both Dht (dihydrotestosterone) & e2 (estradiol). Think of these two as balanced on opposite ends of seesaw. If you block/decrease dht, you could potentially increase e2. Too much e2 in men leads to moobs (man boobs), nipple sensitivity, gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, etc. ...Read more
DHT and Isoflavones:
I have reviewed a number of related articles on this topic and found it difficult to fully understand.
Open your PC and type in "dht and isoflavones" and you might find some articles that are easier to follow than others.
If you do find somethings you want to ask me more about please do so.
If we are lucky, a colleague or two will point both you and me in the right direction. ...Read more
Why do u want more?: Testosterone is metabolized (broken down) into Dht & Estradiol (e2). Testosterone is anabolic (makes muscles grow). Dht is androgenic (makes you more male). But too much Dht can also lead to hair loss and prostate enlargement. So we don't typically try to raise Dht (although if you take an aromatase inhibitor to shut down e2, you might raise Dht via seesaw effect), rather we lower Dht via 5ari. ...Read more
DHT: Go online and type in "dht and isoflaone" and you will find what you need. Won't be quick or easy reading but will answer your question better than I can do on HealthTap. ...Read more
Wrong question: Dihydrotestosterone is one of many hormones present in blood + all tissues. These hormones are constantly being produced, then used or dissipated. There is a constant flux. The hair follicles of the scalp are genetically programed to respond in different ways to this hormone. To a great extent they produce it themselves and then respond to it. The same amount of male hormones may lead to balding in ...Read more
Testosterone: I assume you are having problems with male-pattern baldness. The 5-alpha DHT is not on your scalp. It is inside your bloodstream and tissues. You cannot "wash it off your scalp." It is produced by your testes. If your hair loss is concerning enough, your doctor can prescribe a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, such as Propecia, (finasteride) which may arrest the loss of hair. Your doctor can tell you more. ...Read more
This may be good for you, but you should see your
Primary care for an exam and follow up. ...Read more
How is that the DHT clogs up in the scalp? What action causes increase in DHT levels? How to balance the levels, by exercise? Or by foods?
Confused: You seem confused. Dht does not "clog up". Hair follicles have a natural response to dht. In men this causes facial and other body hair production. Unfortunately it also causes scalp hair loss. This is a natural consequence of being male and having testosterone. You can't change it by what you eat or exercise. Meds like Minoxidil and finesteride can affect the Dht levels and slow hair loss. ...Read more
How high would DHT need to be for it to be treated? In general would it be ok to treat a abnormal DHT even if a digital prostate exam was normal?
Treat symptoms: We do not treat high Dht levels for the numbers sake. We treat the symptoms that are the effects of high dht, such as prostate enlargement and the effects of lower urinary tract symptoms caused by dht. ...Read more
Lucky, I guess!: Sorry, I'm feeling flippant tonight. Testosterone is metabolized (broken down) into Dht & Estradiol (e2). How much is "wasted" is an individual matter (we don't have much natural control). We can try to affect the ratio of wastage, eg dht:e2, by exercising & losing fat, which might decrease e2 & increase Dht (think of a seesaw). If you're losing hair or have enlarged prostate, 5ari will lower dht. ...Read more
2 different issues: To lower Dht or dihydrotestosterone, take a 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor such as Finasteride or Dutasteride (pregnancy category x), both available from family doc. To lower testosterone, surgical castration or chemical, using one of several cancer drugs: selective androgen receptor inhibitor, androgen biosynthesis inhibitor, or gnrh analogs. Best to discuss options w/your oncologist or cancer doc. ...Read more
Stop reading that: There is a lot of total rubbish written about DHT both for men and women. If your periods are normal and the hair thinning pattern doesn't look lie Prince William's, it's got some other cause. Do you have telegenic effluvium? Seborrhea? Hypothyroidism? Alopecia areata? ...Read more
Dihydrotestosterone: Dht is one of two metabolites of testosterone (estradiol is the other). You can easily check for both via simple blood draw. Reference ranges will vary depending upon lab & equipment used, therefore specific test ordered. High Dht is associated w/hair loss & enlarged prostate. We can lower Dht w/5ari, eg Finasteride & dutasteride, but might increase Estradiol (think seesaw effect). So check both. ...Read more