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What are DHT levels and how can I test the levels?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alvin Lin
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