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Dr. Steven Nakajima
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Dihydrotestosterone (Overview)

Dihydrotestosterone is the byproduct of testosterone when it is transformed by a process called 5alpha reductase. This is what can cause male pattern baldness and prostate enlargement. This is also why saw palmetto is used for a healthy prostate as it is a 5 Alpha reeductase inhibitor and reduces the reaction.


Dr. Steven Nakajima
138 doctors shared insights

Dihydrotestosterone (Overview)

Dihydrotestosterone is the byproduct of testosterone when it is transformed by a process called 5alpha reductase. This is what can cause male pattern baldness and prostate enlargement. This is also why saw palmetto is used for a healthy prostate as it is a 5 Alpha reeductase inhibitor and reduces the reaction.


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What's the best way to decrease dihydrotestosterone levels?

What's the best way to decrease dihydrotestosterone levels?

Antiandrogens Lupron (leuprolide): For example is used to treat certain types of advanced prostate cancer. Castration is very effective, but only recommened as part of gender reversal, or with advanced prostae cancer. Taking Estrogens or large quantities of tofu, which has an estrogenic effect, can also reduce Dht levels. However, you probably need to explain &/or discuss why anyone would wish to reduce their Dht levels. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me where to buy dihydrotestosterone cream online?

Not legally: Dihydrotestosterone is a controlled substance and cannot be purchased legally without a prescription. ...Read more

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When does DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cream work for growing beard?

When does DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cream work for growing beard?

Unknown: First of all, Dht is not available in any topical form in this country - at least not legally - so if someone is offering such a cream, who knows what's actually in it? Second, i would not recommend applying any sort of testosterone-based product directly to the face. This can produce oily skin, acne, and other side effects, with no proven benefits that i know of. ...Read more

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Can dihydrotestosterone cause high psa levels?

Yes?: Dihydrotestosterone (dht) is the bio-active form of testosterone(t). Blocking t to Dht by 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as Finasteride or Dutasteride will decrease psa by some 50%. So, we can say more Dht may cause psa elevation. But, still remember, to a great extent, a healthy body has all bio-feed-back automation to regulate the balance of substances of metabolism. Then, if any, high dht... ...Read more

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My total testostorone is normal, shbg high (depakote) & free t low. A recent test: dihydrotestosterone-very high why? (psa, prostate, other tests ok)

My total testostorone is normal, shbg high (depakote) & free t low.  A recent test: dihydrotestosterone-very high why? (psa, prostate, other tests ok)

Okay...?: An isolated high value of a test within the described scenario may not be clinically relevant. In fact, high Dht indicates your bio-active form of testosterone is good, so it's logical not to assert much concern on your daily life. Bottom line is still your energy and ability on how to effectively take on personal and occupational life. If still in doubt, ask doc timely with optional Dht retest. ...Read more

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What's the best way to decrease dihydrotestosterone levels?

Antiandrogens Lupron (leuprolide): For example is used to treat certain types of advanced prostate cancer. Castration is very effective, but only recommened as part of gender reversal, or with advanced prostae cancer. Taking Estrogens or large quantities of tofu, which has an estrogenic effect, can also reduce Dht levels. However, you probably need to explain &/or discuss why anyone would wish to reduce their Dht levels. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: dihydrotestosterone?

What is the definition or description of: dihydrotestosterone?

DHT: Dihydrotestosterone is the byproduct of testosterone when it is transformed by a process called 5alpha reductase. This is what can cause male pattern baldness and prostate enlargement. This is also why saw palmetto is used for a healthy prostate as it is a 5 Alpha reeductase inhibitor and reduces the reaction. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me where to buy dihydrotestosterone cream online?

Not legally: Dihydrotestosterone is a controlled substance and cannot be purchased legally without a prescription. ...Read more

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Can dihydrotestosterone cause high psa levels?

Yes?: Dihydrotestosterone (dht) is the bio-active form of testosterone(t). Blocking t to Dht by 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as Finasteride or Dutasteride will decrease psa by some 50%. So, we can say more Dht may cause psa elevation. But, still remember, to a great extent, a healthy body has all bio-feed-back automation to regulate the balance of substances of metabolism. Then, if any, high dht... ...Read more

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How can you increase DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels?

How can you increase DHT (dihydrotestosterone) levels?

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

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Can anybody tell me where can I get andractim cream(dihydrotestosterone?

Not legally: Dihydrotestosterone is a controlled substance and cannot be purchased legally without a prescription. ...Read more

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Why is my DHT (dihydrotestosterone) level high?

Why is my DHT (dihydrotestosterone) level high?

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

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Can dihydrotestosterone raise BP same as testosterone do ?

Can dihydrotestosterone raise BP same as testosterone do ?

DHT is: very rarely given as a therapy for any known medical problems, and has several potential adverse side effects such as baldness and prostatic enlargement. Avoid at all costs. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Where can I buy andractim cream (dihydrotestosterone) in india?

Why?: Andractim is a cream/gel that supposedly contains dht. So what? It is not regulated by any recognized medical entity. There are no legitimate studies that it does anything useful in an adult male. The side effects and dangers of using it are unknown. It is a scheme to feed into male insecurities about sexuality, muscle enhancement, etc. That is not validated. Dont waste your money. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me where to buy DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cream in malaysia?

Can anyone tell me where to buy DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cream in malaysia?

Ask Dr. in Malaysia: Dht cream should always be a prescrioption item and used for low blood testosterone. Thus hopefully will only be dispensed with a dr's prescription. I don't know if this is a requirement in malaysia, but hope it is.. Some countries dispense all manor of drugs and hormones without prescription. Usa and most developed counties require prescriptions, hope this includes malaysia. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pubescent boys be given dihydrotestosterone to ensure they get a bigger penis?

Can  pubescent boys be given dihydrotestosterone to ensure they get a bigger penis?

Yes they can: It is too late if you wait until after puberty. We use 50 mg of Depo-Testosterone by intramuscular injection monthly for 2 - 4 injections depending on response. Hormone is given in a relatively small dose, if he is a big kid, also widely spaced to avoid stunting his growth by so called epiphyseal fusion of his bones. ...Read more

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How can dihydrotestosterone (dht) be prevented or treated?

Antioxidants: 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. ...Read more

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When does DHT (dihydrotestosterone) cream work for growing beard?

Unknown: First of all, Dht is not available in any topical form in this country - at least not legally - so if someone is offering such a cream, who knows what's actually in it? Second, i would not recommend applying any sort of testosterone-based product directly to the face. This can produce oily skin, acne, and other side effects, with no proven benefits that i know of. ...Read more