THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DHT HORMONE AND FEATURE
As we have emphasized in other articles before, androgenetic alopecia is a problem that affects men and women at different stages of life and at similar rates to varying degrees. In each organism, baldness develops and manifests itself in different ways, and no matter how gradual the evolution (fast in some cases, slower in others), capillary insufficiency does not happen overnight.
Given this, do you know what DHT is? dihydrotestosterone is an acronym that shakes the hair when it comes to baldness. Among its effects on the body, this hormone can cause hair loss and facilitate the baldness process. But how is it happening? Is DHT more common in men or women? Check it out below!
1. THE EXCESS DHT IN THE BODY DAMAGES THE NUTRIENTS IN THE FOLLICLES AND LEAVES THE HAIR MORE FRAGILE.
The reason why this hormone affects capillary health begins with its location in the body. This hormone is synthesized in the enzyme 5 alpha reductase (influences, among other places, the growth of hair follicles). Studies show that this hormone affects excessive amounts of androgenetic alopecia because the substance leaves the follicles delicately and impairs the absorption of nutrients in this area, which increases hair loss and fragility of the hair strands.
It is important to clarify that the human body has two types of follicles: those who have the genetic code for baldness and those who do not have the code. DHT is found in the first type of follicle that has receptors for the hormone in the roots. When there is no such connection with DHT, the person may suffer from normal hair loss while combing, showering or doing other activity. The difference is that in these cases the threads are thick and continue to grow, as opposed to the thin and non-growing threads affected by DHT.
2.HAIR TREATMENTS AND DHT
When baldness has been seen before, hair transplantation and implants are ideal solutions to this problem. There is also a choice of drugs that inhibit this hormone, but when evaluating the extent and cause (genetic or not) of the disease, the specialist will determine the best option together with the patient. Other factors such as B vitamins (found in rice, cereals, milk, eggs, vegetables and other foods), osteolytic acid, and other substances can reduce the effect of DHT. Avoiding the consumption of foods and beverages that affect the growth and development of the hormone as energy drinks and caffeine-containing products will help deter this substance in the body even more if you have endocrine or hormonal problems that cause hair loss.
3. DHT IN MEN AND WOMEN
According to the International Society of Hair Transplantation and Surgery, baldness and hair loss cause more than 800,000 people around the world to seek hair restoration treatment. Men and women have this condition, but DHT is usually a hormone with a greater effect on the male body. The most common form of female baldness is diffuse hair loss and generally the hair is thinner on the upper part of the hair and the skin increasingly separates and shows the lower part. In addition to the absence of hair at the ‘entrances’ in men, baldness affects the sides more. Unlike male hormones, female hormones protect the strands from the effect of DHT because the production of the enzyme that makes up the hormone is much less noticeable in women. DHT is a super concentrated version of testosterone and therefore,
This does not mean that women cannot produce this hormone, but when they are healthy and have hormonal balance, it is common for women to neutralize testosterone and avoid conversion to DHT.
Although DHT is one of the worst in hair loss, baldness can have different origins and can only prove if this is the cause of hair loss with a blood test.