Hair Loss and DHT Causes
What is DHT?
Just like androgen, DHT or Dihydrotestosterone is a male hormone generated through connection of testosterone and another enzyme in our body. Even as a fetus, we are exposed to DHT since it is essential hormone for male fetus’s fetal and embryonic development.
But, as we get older, DHT will be useless in body. Even has some minor functions, it is a waste for our body. Usually, it moves slowly within body and then disappears for good.
On the other side, when DHT generated rapidly and has no use, it sticks on hair follicles and prevents their feedings, and therefor miniaturizes them.
Does DHT cause hair loss?
DHT cause stunt in hair growth more than causing hair loss. DHT sticks on hair follicles and prevent them to receive vitamins, minerals, and proteins; therefor it causes a stunt in hair growth. Thinned and minimized hair follicles remain longer in rest stage and less in growth stage.
DHT hormone is mandatory for being a male
Insufficient DHT causes no hair in male human body as well as causing stunt in male genitals and prostate growth.
Is DHT by-product of testosterone?
DHT occurs in prostate, hair follicles, and adrenal gland through being converted testosterone into DHT hormone by 5-alpha reductase enzyme. Testosterone is essential for metabolic functions such as generating protein, normal sexual behaviors, regulating liver, generating bones, and generating blood cells. Also, DHT has negative effect on acnes and androgenic alopecia through aging.
Does DHT cause Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
High dozed DHT causes Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Drugs in use are known as 5 alpha reductase inhibitors. Two most well-known od these drugs are Dutasteride and Finasteride. Also, these drugs are in use for androgenic hair loss as well.
Is DHT beneficial for chronic heart patients?
DHT has positive effects on chronic heart patients. DHT chronic management benefits for these patients.
Diet Options for Reducing DHT and Hair Loss
In developed western economies, there are many scientific studies on reducing DHT level and hair loss by changing eating habits. Change in eating habits, mentioned below, will have positive effects on hair loss:
Zinc – always use zinc based food in your diet as it is natural DHT preventer. Many hair loss sufferers take it as a vitamin pill as well as eating seafood.
Soy –soy bean, soy milk, tofu, miso and soy cheese are essential for eastern diets, and they are also essential for supporting treatments of DHT and hair loss.
Biotin – Vitamin Biotin is effective on reducing DHT levels in body. It can be taken through egg yolk, liver, cheese, raspberries.
There are many foods can be added to list as well, but it would best for you to consult with your doctor and have treatment plan for hair loss. Your diet will be great supporter for your treatments.