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Reasons for Hair Loss
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What is DHT?
DHT is important
A more effective method for blocking DHT is to block it at the source. These drugs are made to block the conversion of testosterone to DHT by binding to the 5α-Reductase enzyme. In turn, preventing your body from producing any DHT in the first place.
Call us on (03) 9866 6616 for more detail on our services and other DHT blockers below. For now, just remember that while factors like stress and diet can have a significant effect on your hair, your hair loss is most likely caused by a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone.
What are the Side Effects of Blocking DHT?
For the most part, blocking DHT doesn’t produce any noticeable side effects for most men. The vast majority of people that use these drugs don’t experience any negative effects — instead, they notice thicker and healthier hair.
However, some men do experience negative effects from DHT blockers, with a fairly common culprit. Below, we’ve listed the main side effects of blocking DHT, ranging from positive side effects to potential downsides:
Higher testosterone. Because DHT blockers prevent the conversion of testosterone to DHT, they can cause a slight increase in your testosterone production. In this 2003 study, researchers found that these drugs boosted testosterone by a modest amount.
Caution for Sportsmen
If you compete in tested sports, you should be aware that this effect on testosterone production means that the drug you’re using could be on the banned drug list.
Lower sex drive Most of the time, these drugs have no positive or negative effect on your sex drive. While taking it, you’ll just feel the same as normal.
Weak erections Just like reduced sex drive, this is a rare side effect that affects a small number of users. Some people also report getting less “morning wood” when on drugs, possibly due to the lower level of DHT.
Looks scary, right? While the above side effects seem scary, the reality is that the vast majority of men that use DHT blockers don’t get serious side effects.
Evidence of Low Risk
To put things in perspective, a 2012 study on a Japanese men found that of the 3,177 men given these drugs, only 23 had adverse reactions. Even at five times the regular dosage for preventing hair loss, side effects are rarely reported.
It’s also worth noting that in the rare event of sexual side effects occurring, they’ll almost always stop once you come off. It’s extremely rare for any negative symptoms to persist if you don’t actively take a DHT blocker.
Should You Block DHT?
The best way to start blocking DHT production is to use drugs along with minoxidil and a shampoo that can block DHT in your scalp.