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The Relationship of Testosterone with Hair Loss

Does Hair Grow Back after Stopping Testosterone?

Testosterone, known as the male hormone, is closely related to hair loss. The transformation of this hormone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by an enzyme is one of the most common causes of hair loss today. So, is there a cure for this condition? Will hair regrow after the adverse effects of testosterone are stopped? What are the symptoms of low testosterone?

The Relationship of Testosterone with Hair Loss

It is believed that bald men have a higher testosterone level compared to those with hair. More importantly than this, the complex relationship between testosterone and hair loss attracts attention.

Androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness is one of the important causes of hair loss today. Although its name is male pattern baldness, this problem affects not only men but also women. Hair loss occurs as a result of shrinkage of hair follicles and adverse impaction of growth balances. It is presumed that this condition is caused by hormones and some genes.

Different Forms of Testosterone

Testosterone exists in different forms in the human body. It is known that the form that is not bound to proteins is the form of testosterone that moves in the body the most freely. Apart from this, this hormone can also bind to albumin, a type of protein found in the blood. If the globulin level is low, there may be high levels of testosterone in the blood.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is produced from testosterone by an enzyme. Although it is produced from testosterone, it has a structure that is 5 times stronger than it. It is used on the skin, hair follicles, and prostate.

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The Hormone behind Hair Loss: DHT

DHT is usually produced from testosterone by an enzyme. But in women, it’s made from a different type of hormone called DHEA. Since DHT is a substance also found in hair follicles, it causes loss in hair follicles that are sensitive to DHT.

Although it may seem like DHT is behind the loss, this is not the case. The main problem here is the hypersensitivity of the hair follicles to the related testosterone. This sensitivity is purely genetic. If there is a sensitivity of genetic origin, even very small amounts of DHT can cause harmful effects. As a result, the hair becomes more prone to falling.

Genes are of great importance in male pattern baldness. If your mother’s father or other family members have male pattern baldness, you may have the same problem. However, it should not be forgotten that loss is also affected by factors such as stress and age.

The Hormone behind Hair Loss: DHT

Can Low Testosterone Cause Hair Loss? 

It would not be right to say that low testosterone directly causes hair loss. The low level of this hormone can also be seen as a result of the loss.

As it is known, there is DHT behind male pattern baldness. DHT is converted from testosterone by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. When this transformation takes place, the testosterone level begins to drop. A decrease in the level of this hormone in your blood may indicate high DHT. If you are also genetically sensitive to DHT, your hair may fall out.

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Low Testosterone Symptoms

Testosterone, which is found more in men and is produced in the testicles, is therefore also known as the male hormone. It affects men’s appearance and sexual identity. This hormone, which is low in women, is of great importance for the functioning of the human body. In its absence, it manifests itself directly with symptoms. The most common low testosterone symptoms are:

Decreased Libido

This hormone has an important role in the libido (sex drive) in men. With its decrease, men’s desire to have sex decreases significantly. The decrease in the level of this hormone is based on the decrease in sexual desire of older men.

Seminal Fluid Reduction

Testosterone is effective in the production of seminal fluid that provides sperm mobility. Its decrease causes a decline in the volume of seminal fluid that comes out in case of ejaculation. This decline is quite evident and can even be noticed by the person himself.

Erection Difficulty

A decrease in the male hormone may disrupt the process of getting and maintaining an erection. Erection is not only dependent on testosterone but the stimulating effect of testosterone which is the male hormone on the receptors in the brain causes its lowness to be noticed right away.

Decreased Muscle Mass

A decrease in the level of this substance, which is involved in muscle building, can also manifest itself as a decrease in muscle mass. While this situation affects muscle mass, it is known that it does not affect the functions and strength of the muscles.

Fatigue

The low level of this hormone can cause the energy level to drop and the person to feel tired all the time. If you are constantly tired and find it difficult to stay motivated to exercise, you may suspect this problem.

Hair Loss

Loss of hair and other body hair is considered another important symptom. These losses can be seen as a natural part of aging, or they can be seen as a result of DHT transformation.

Does Hair Grow Back after Stopping Testosterone? 

Holding up the testosterone in DHT-induced hair loss stops or significantly reduces the loss. This situation is very pleasing for people who have lost their hair. However, the hair that has fallen often does not grow back. The resulting baldness or thinness is permanent.

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Treatments for Hair Loss

There are different treatments to be applied for hair loss. Considering the causes and state of the loss, the appropriate ones can be preferred with the doctor’s instruction or recommendation. The details of PRP and hair transplantation, which are commonly applied treatments for hair loss today, are as follows:

PRP

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a treatment also known as enriched plasma. In this treatment, plasma obtained from the blood taken from the person is used. The blood is centrifuged to separate its plasma. This plasma is extremely rich in cells known as platelets. The growth factors in these cells positively affect the scalp to which they are injected. It has a nourishing effect and reduces loss. It also plays a role in strengthening existing hair.

Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation is the most effective solution for hair loss today. In case of permanent hair loss, that is, if the follicles completely lose their function, it is not possible to get results with any treatment. Ultimately, since the follicles in the related area have died, they do not start working again no matter what treatment is applied. This is where hair transplantation comes into play.

In this procedure, grafts taken from the person’s donor area (neck, side areas, etc.) are transferred to the hairless area. Thus, bald areas are eliminated. Moreover, the grafts transplanted with the procedure are permanent. That is, they do not fall in the later period.

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