DHT and causes of hair loss
Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is the leading cause of hair loss in both men and women. It’s actually a little bit odd that we can target the leading cause of hair loss, but it’s still just so hard to completely block its effects and solve the problem of hair loss forever. What it comes down to is that DHT is a hormone, and messing with hormones can be unpredictable and risky at best.
The problem that arises when hormones are messed with is that the reason one particular hormone such as DHT is produced in the body is to counteract the effects or take the place of a hormone that may be in over or underproduction in your body. DHT is directly related to and affected by the level of testosterone in the bloodstream. If you’ve heard about the problems that can occur when someone messes with their testosterone levels through the use of hormone supplements, you know it’s generally not something that you really want to deal with.
DHT is responsible for more than just hair loss in males as well. It plays a major role in the growth of facial hair, the deepening of the voice during puberty, sex drive, and muscle growth. Because of the important role it plays in helping men look and act like men, the hormone cannot be completely blocked or eliminated in the body.
The production of DHT in the scalp is the primary problem for men and women experiencing hair loss, which means that it’s actually possible to have plenty of DHT to keep your body in balance, while at the same time virtually eliminating hair loss as a problem.
Most people report that the use of a minoxidil based topical solution such as Profollica or Rogaine will be sufficient for their needs, and adding other known natural scalp DHT blockers such as Saw Palmetto, also found in Profollica, can lead to an increased rate of success.