Hair loss in men is mainly caused by a male
steroid hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone is an androgen
produced as a byproduct of testosterone. It’s a powerful hormone responsible for
many things, including forming genitalia during pregnancy.
DHT causes hair loss when it binds on to
hair follicles, denying them nutrients, which causes them to shrink, become
weak, and die. This process is called miniaturization. The most effective way
to stop hair loss in men will be to block DHT. Despite its challenges, blocking
DHT is much more effective compared to other methods.
to Block DHT
Have you ever asked, Can blocking DHT really help? The answer is yes! Blocking DHT is quite simple. You can use natural remedies as blockers. Some of the natural products you can use are green tea, Saw palmetto, nettle, and pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seed oil has been proven quite effective. One can start seeing results between 12 and 24 weeks.
You can also go to the local pharmacist and
buy a blocking shampoo. In addition, you can buy a DHT block spray. One of the
ingredients in blocking shampoos is ketoconazole. Ketoconazole disrupts the DHT
pathway to the scalp. Another useful ingredient in the shampoo is the biotin.
However, it’s important to note that the spray or the shampoo will reduce the
hair loss, but won’t stop the hormone from binging on the follicles.
Additionally, you’ll have to carefully choose the shampoos you buy to avoid
causing more damage to your hair.
To effectively block the hormone, shampoos
and sprays won’t do the job. You’ll need to block it from the source. This will
involve taking drugs like finasteride, Minoxidil (Regaine). These kinds of
drugs work by preventing the conversion of testosterone to DHT by bonging them
to the 5a-Reductase enzyme. This will also prevent the body from producing any
DHT. By blocking DHT, you’ll be able to maintain healthy hair.
Effects of Blocking DHT
One of the side effects includes a slight
increase in the testosterone level. Since none of the testosterone is being
converted to DHT, your body will have increased production. Blocking can also
cause enlarged or tender breast areas, rash, pruritus, increased hepatic
enzymes, and pain in the testicles.
Blocking DHT can also cause lower sex drive
in some patients who use Finasteride. Finasteride can result in noticeably
reduced interest in sex. Other side effects include changes in the texture of
newly grown hair, itchy eyes, increased growth of facial hairs, skin reactions,
and headaches. Lastly, blocking DHT can cause weak erections and penile
to Reduce the Side Effects
If you experience intensive side effects, you might seek professional help. However, you can start by reducing the number of drugs or natural remedies you’re taking. You can also massage your scalp to reduce the stress and tension. Massages will help in blood circulation. You can also try out other stress-reducing activities like meditation.
Moreover, you can decrease the number of
times you masturbate. It’s also advisable to increase nutrient, minerals, and
enzyme content in your body.