Dihydrotestosterone, otherwise called DHT, is a male sex hormone (androgen) that is believed to play a role in male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia. It causes the hair follicles to shrink, which contributes to hair loss. Hair loss may be prevented by blocking the action of DHT.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a male of weight 165 lbs and height 5'8". I am currently taking ADHD medication. I am also taking a DHEA supplement to improve my anxiety issue. I wanted to know if taking DHEA for a long period will increase the levels of DHT. I have hereditary hair loss. Fortunately, I have not lo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Serum levels of the adrenal androgen dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) peak in men at the third decade of life and decrease progressively with age. As doctors, we are coming across an increasing number of middle-aged and older individuals who consume over-the-counter p... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,I am a male with a weight of 52 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I have some hair-related issues. Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have substantial focal hair loss. Three blood tests have been taken, and the results are high in SHBG, but normal levels of testosterone. I am not on the contraceptive pill or any other medicine aside from DHEA, which was recently prescribed. DHEA low and proteins are also low. Is there... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have normal DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and estrogen levels? I am asking this since you have elevated SBG (sex hormone-binding globulin). You can have hair loss with excess DHT or estrogen. Revert with the details to an internal medicine physician online --> h... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. For the past three months, I have mild hair fall. I lose around 2 to 10 hair after every shower. I have never had hair fall in the past. I also did a background check with my family history; none had any baldness even in the 70s. I fear this would be the result of mas... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Flaky scalp not responding to Noskurf (combination of Climbazole, Piroctone Olamine, Aminodermine, and almond oil) lotion may be scalp psoriasis and need steroid plus Salicylic acid 6 % combination lotion. The pain is due to hair root inflammation, which is commonly... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My husband is suffering from unknown allergy for the last 2 years. He has consulted many doctors and has done many tests, but no positive result yet. He takes Allegra or Montec every day; else he gets rashes all over the body. He is also having filaria for over 5 years and takes medic... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By allergy, if you mean red raised rashes, then that is known as urticaria. So, that means he is suffering from chronic urticaria and impotency. There can be many causes including thyroid, which can cause both the above issue. Also, rarely Allegra - Fexofenadine can cause... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My DHEA-S level is 482, which is quite high for a female. The test was done after more than 12 hours of fasting. Is it fine? The test was done as I have seven to eight thick facial hairs on my chin. About four years back, I visited a doctor for the same issue of facial hair. After c... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your testosterone and dihydrotestosterone levels are normal, then this level is not of much significance. So, please send me your testosterone and DHT levels. Revert back with the details to a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/derm... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I did an 8-week cycle that ended 14 days ago. The cycle consisted of applying a topical DHT gel, exactly 100 mg of pure DHT per week (15 mg per day) for eight weeks. I did it because I read that DHT could improve my puberty and increase the size of the penis. Now I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from what you have mentioned, it appears that you have tried to apply DHT (dihydrotestosterone) to increase penile size.I would recommend that you know what you are doing before you try to use it again. Use of testosterone can cause seriou... Read Full »