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Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Sometimes: Some men may experience breast growth while taking a DHT blocker, especially if on the drug for a prolonged period. Libido can also happen. If this happens stopping it will regress problems. Hope this helped! @christianassad ...Read more

Dr. Steven Nakajima
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Dihydrotestosterone (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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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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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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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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