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Habit of regular masturbation, noticed severe hair loss. Is this related?

does excessive amount of ejeculation cause hairloss/balding.plz answer,i am a young teenager very depressed and anxiety i am 19 age male. As doctor i did excessive amount of ejaculation from age15 to age17 like 2 to 3 times a i started ejaculation,i immediately started having hair fall/thinning. So i went to doctor he did my thyroid and some other tests of nutrition etc,which all were normal.So doctor told me that excessive ejaculation/masturbation can increase high testosterone levels in body,these high level cause conversion and overproduction of dht which causes hairfall/ now i am feeling guilty that by my mistake i have became bald at a very young age! I even asked two other doctors and they said that if done excessively ejaculation for long period it can cause hairfall/thinning and eventually baldness in my case I therefore feel very depress for 6 months because i am feeling guilty that it has happen because of my mistake rather then any other reason as i dont have any scalp infections ,illness and thyroid and all test are normal So Doctor plz explain how much my mistake and can you explain by medical terms and how does really our body work with the connection of hairloss & ejeculation.Thank you
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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am dr.surendiran
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During puberty, boys maintain an extremely high level of testosterone and DHT, most often without stress, and are therefore able to achieve a full head of hair. As they age, men who maintain a high level of DHT and develop stress tend to lose their hair.
Stress and its induced inflammatory factors in the bloodstream deplete melatonin production during the night, heating the blood and causing hair loss.
Meanwhile, men with low testosterone are also prone to lose their hair. So, in short, high levels of DHT and stress hormones and low levels of testosterone lead to hair loss.
Over-ejaculation triggers excessive testosterone-DHT conversion in the prostate and testicles, leading to a stressful fight-or-flight state in the body.
In this stressful state, the body produces an abundance of cortisol, which induces high levels of prolactin and reduces DHEA, HGH and testosterone production.
At the same time, excessive prolactin and epinephrine induces constriction of the arteries, leading to poor blood circulation everywhere in your body, particularly in the scalp and prostate. All of this contributes to hair loss
hi there
am dr.surendiran
nice to meet you in hcmagic
Answered: Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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