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ROLE OF DHT IN MALE PATTERN BALDNESS (Androgenic Alopecia)

Posted by | September 29, 2015 | Health care | No Comments

Every man understands virtually what and how to optimize testosterone’s – obviously with good reason. But in almost every situation of like #God!_Iam_getting_bald, chances are very less where they actually understand the possible primary reason of losing those strands, a much stronger male androgen which is called as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

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The stage starts with the conversion of testosterone to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha-reductace, which is held in prostate, testes, hair follicles, and adrenal glands.

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Coming to the hair follicles, the dermal papilla is responsible for the growth of hair. The papilla cells divide and differentiate to form new hair follicles. Just like the root of a plant, papilla makes its contact with blood capillaries to get essential nutrition for proper hair follicle growth. The DHT androgen gets attached to the papilla which undermines the absorption of vital nutrition requirements and eventually affects the divide and differentiation part of new hair follicles. Hence the follicle resting stage gets longer and growing phase shorter, which then leads the hair follicle to the miniaturization stage and eventually to Male Pattern Baldness

Experts say that 95% cases of male pattern baldness are caused due to adverse effect of DHT on hair follicles. Down the line it is again those chromosomes and genetic science that decide how much DHT would be produced – because more it is produced, the greater and more widespread the miniaturization would evolve, resulting in evolution of hair loss stages.

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