Common "Dihydrotestosterone" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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Can high DHEA-S level in females cause facial hair?

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 chec...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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.  Read Full »

I have increased estradiol and DHT. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an expanded male hormone panel done, and I would like to discuss the results with an endocrinologist. My estradiol and DHT are reportedly high, and everything else is normal. Currently, I am on 3 % topical Finasteride and 6 % Minoxidil.  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, you have a high DHT (dihydrotestosterone) and estradiol level, but you are also on an anti-androgenic medication such as Finasteride and Minoxidil, which explains this rise. These medications used for hair loss and prostate can cause this rise, but it is only te...  Read Full »

I have noticed signs of male pattern baldness. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old and have noticed signs of male pattern baldness. My DHT levels are higher than normal. Can I link my baldness to DHT, and is there a cure? I have already undergone lab tests, including DHT, Testosterone, and Estradiol tests. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and can understand your concern. Based on your description, it appears you are experiencing male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, is often genetically determined and is characterized by the gradual conversion of te...  Read Full »

Do my test results correlate with my hair loss?

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 »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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.   Read Full »

Does taking a DHEA supplement to improve anxiety for a prolonged period increase DHT levels?

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 los...  Read Full »

Dr. Navajith A. Mani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 prepa...  Read Full »

Is my DHT level causing mild hair fall and flaky scalp?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 19 years old. For the past three months, I have had 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 m...  Read Full »

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Flaky scalp not responding to Noskurf (combination of Climbazole, Piroctone Olamine, Aminodermine, and almond oil) lotion may be scalp psoriasisand need steroid plus Salicylic acid 6 % combination lotion. The pain is due to hair root inflammation, which is commonly s...  Read Full »

Can DHT be used for penile growth?

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 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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