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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
136 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