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What are the side effects of DHT blockers people should know about?
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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