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Is dht produced when you have an erection?

No

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DHT (dihydrotestosterone) is produced by 5 alpha reductase (5ARI) converting testosterone. You can stop this from happening by using a 5 alpha reductase inhibitor such as finasteride or dutasteride. However, beware that testosterone is also converted into estradiol (female hormone) so that if you keep it from going down one pathway, it might choose the other.
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What are dht levels and how can i test the levels?

Dihydrotestosterone

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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.
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What are the differences between dht and dhea?

Different hormones

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DHEA is a precursor hormone to testosterone and estrogen. DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone and is made from testosterone and mediates some of its affects. It acts on certain receptors causing hair growth, muscle mass and sperm production in men
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Is there a way to produce more dht?

No

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Males produce DHT according to their body needs. Artificially increasing DHT may cause the problems associated with steroid abuse. If DHT and or testosterone levels are low to begin with, an endocrinologist should be consulted.
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

Why is my dht (dihydrotestosterone) level high?

Lucky, I guess!

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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.
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How can you increase dht (dihydrotestosterone) levels?

Why do u want more?

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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.
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How can dihydrotestosterone (dht) be prevented or treated?

Antioxidants

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It is a process of aging that implies a gradual decline in oxidative metabolism. Oxidative stress can at least be partially blocked by good diet and some supplements. Fitness depends on 1. genes, 2 how you handle stress 3. exerxise 4. good diet
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What foods increase and decrease dht production?

Tobacco decreases

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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.
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Is there any way to naturally increase DHT in the body?

No

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Males produce DHT according to their body needs. Artificially increasing DHT may cause the problems associated with steroid abuse. If DHT and or testosterone levels are low to begin with, an endocrinologist should be consulted.
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What are side effects of dht blockers?

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.
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