Connection Between Testosterone and Hair Loss


Hair loss problem is becoming very common and they are different reasons which can trigger this problem. One of the factors which can trigger the problem is by testosterone. This is linked with the production of DHT. In this guide, we have mentioned the connection between hair fall and testosterone.

Hair Loss and Testosterone

On average, it is very normal for people to lose hair strands between 50 to 100 throughout the day. These hairs are getting replaced. But, if the hair loss is in excess then it means you are facing some kind of health issue which is triggering a problem for hair. If some health issue triggered the problem then it is short-lived. Once the reason behind the problem is removed, the hair will be replaced. There are different causes which can lead to this problem like stress to inadequate diet. In case, the problem occurs permanently then genetics is the reason for that.

Hair transplant can solve the Male Pattern baldness

Male pattern baldness is also known as androgenetic alopecia and this problem is faced by women also. Many people all over the world are facing this condition. Studies have shown that 95% of the time the reason for the hair problem in men is because of this condition.

Well, this is true that the problem is linked with testosterone, so alone testosterone cannot lead to the problem of hair fall.

In that case, getting the best hair loss treatment is very important by consulting the doctor as early as possible. One of the options which give permanent and natural-looking results is a hair transplant. This is true that the results of this treatment options are effective as compared to any other option.

Hair Loss

Androgenetic alopecia is responsible because Testosterone gets converted to DHT

Testosterone gets converted into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) because of 5-alpha reductase which is an enzyme, which can cause hair loss in excess. However, the DHT amount in the person’s system is not going to cause hair fall. The problem is caused that how sensitive the hair follicles are to the DHT. The sensitivity of hair follicles is determined by genetics. So, in relation to testosterone, baldness is more than that of cause & effect. Hair fall problem is a mix of genetics and hormones.

How hair loss is caused by DHT?

Once the conversion of testosterone occurs, the DHT get itself attached to the scalp follicles part of androgen receptors. Due to this attachment, it makes the root to get shrink. With time, the hair within the scalp getting thin and eventually, they start falling out which gets in excess. The problem is faced by the person who has this problem genetically which makes their receptors more sensitive to DHT.

Keep in mind that, when you start noticing the problem is increasing you need to seek the help of the doctor as early as possible.

Treatment options

At our hospital, the best treatment option available is a hair restoration technique which is FDA-approved. The treatment option of hair transplantation works the best. Along with that, PRP (platelet-rich plasma), strip harvesting, and scalp micro pigmentation can also work. But, according to your condition, the doctor will recommend you the option which is going to work best for you.

If you notice your hair is getting thin, then book your appointment with the doctor today only for the best treatment plan.


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