Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

129 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Suffering from androgenic alopecia. Investigations revealed DHT low. Treatment?

Hi, this is rohith(22 years male)... and im suffering frm androgenic alopecia and doctr recomended DHT , testosterone ,androstendeone,thyroid profile.. and the values are testosterone-454.27 ng/dL 5-- DHT- 34.2 pg/mL androstenedione-2.11. thyroid is normal... all the tests went normal except DHT which is less.. i hav healthy testosterone. bt y i have Less DHT values plz help me on this whether i use anti androgens fr my hair loss ... and one more what happens if DHT becmes less and hw to improve DHT levels thanking u sir
Sat, 30 Mar 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello Rohith,
Androgenetic alopecia is also known as Male pattern baldness.
It usually follows a pattern of receding hairline & is related to genetic makeup and male sex hormones.

Management includes:
1. Minoxidil preparation to be applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles.
2. Finasteride preparations that interferes with the production of male hormone linked to baldness.
But these medications have to be used regularly under the guidance of a Dermatologist...as hair loss tends to return on stoppage of these medications.

Those cases which do not respond to medical therapy, are managed by hair transplantation.

So...it will be better to consult a Dermatologist & start treatment.
Wishing you a Good Health. Let me know if I need to clarify further.
Thanks & take care.
I find this answer helpful

2 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Hello sir i am 24 years girl suffering from androgenic alopecia on the front side of my head can u suggest me some home remedies and can i use keraglo eva daily as a multivitamin tablet Sir i cant go for finasteride as i have my marriage next month n amexidil is not working

doctor1 MD

Hi I ve been suffering with androgenic alopecia. I went to a doctor and was prescribed 1. Ketoconazole shampoo daily 2. Topical application of both finax tablet and hyphoral tablet mixed in a serum 3. Androanagen tablet once daily Isn t the ketoconazole too much? It is in the shampoo and also in the hyphoral tablet. Is the treatment prescribed sufficient?

doctor1 MD

Sir iam 21 yrs old nd am suffering from androgenic alopecia nd alopecia areta iam feeling thick strong every were in my head except the front even I face fast receding in front of forehead so can I use more 2% solution for both the purpose that is for androgenic alopecia or have to use some other solution?

Recent questions on  Dihydrotestosterone

doctor1 MD

Hello sir my problem is i am suffering from gynacomastia from past 7 years, i heard that andractim gel(dht) will help to get rid off it. So shall i use it or not. And also inform me about its side effects. Recently from one year i am having hair loss. My age is 22, height is 5.6 feet and weight is 63 kgs.

doctor1 MD

Hello, i just wanted to ask that whenever i rub my back side of the ear.. i always feel something and whenever i smell my fingers, it smells like a very awkward and foul smell.. Can you help me with it as i always clean my ears during my bath.

doctor1 MD

Hi sir This XXXXXXX 30 years male . My problem is I have small penis 4 inches while erect and very thin like middle finger.When I seeing in Google for how to get big penis it's showing about HCG injection and DHT gel.Can you guide me about this...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am experiencing midcycle bleeding for the first time in my life. I am 23 y/o and I never missed a period, my cycle length ranges from 25 to 30 days, I am not married and never had any sexual relationships. earlier this month on the 3-5-2017...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I'm a very athletic and fit male 33 yrs old. I just had my physical and blood work done and all
Turned out "great" and in "normal" zones, except however for my dihydrotestosterone which is at "24". Im reading that the "normal" range is 25-75. I've been taking finasteride for 6 years,(1.25mg, 5times a week). My overall testosterone tested at 541and my Free T4 at 1.22. It reall seems to my research that my levels are on the VERY low end of the "normal" levels, especially since I'm going for the target levels of a VERY athletic and very healthy male... What is your opinion please? Thank you very much, Ryan

doctor1 MD

Hello I'm 20 and i do weight lifting and i would like to use anabolic boosters, not steroids, but something like this on the link below (copy and past to view): WWW.WWWW.WW But i'm afraid that with a testosterone level increased my level of DHT may also increase and therefore prone to hair loss, which obviously, i don't want to lose hair.So i was thinking about using a natural product called Saw Palmetto which blocks an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase which is responsible for the convertion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone the one responsible for hair loss due to over accumulation on the top of the head. The Saw Palmetto product i'm thinking about buying is the one shown in the link below: WWW.WWWW.WW So my question is, is it safe to use both the anabolic booster and the DHT blocker at the same? And will the DHT blocker do any effect? Or is ok to just take the anabolic booster (with no side effects)?Best regards

doctor1 MD

dear doc... my problem is very simple but i am so confused.. I am 22years and excersise alot, really hate junk food.. have quit smoking about 3 years ago alchohol very rarely.... nothing else like this. but still face these two problems.
problem no.1.. for the last 6 years i am suffering from hair loss.. and my head crown is almost clear. and i had very thick and volumed hair which are now seem to be very very thin.. after a lot of research i found that this may be due to High DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) in my body...
Problem no 2 is that It seems that i am suffering from gynecomastia... due to high level of estrogen in my body.. so my earnest desire is to know what would be the exact reason behind all this and what are the names of hormonal test to be conducted to check the acute reasons for my illness... It would be really good if you consider my querry and show me the exact path..