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Discussion in 'Penis Enlargement' started by good_shape, Nov 24, 2009.
Can someone explain this with your words.Thanks.
DHT is a powerful metabolite of testosterone. You can read about it more in detail here: Dihydrotestosterone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I know high concentrations of DHT will cause hair loss so for hair loss treatments you'll see thing that are "natural DHT inhibitors".
I think that this question has already been answered and probably more than once.
DHT is an abbreviation for dihydrotestosterone.
Your testicles and your liver both produce testosterone. The problem is that testosterone has to be broken down in order to be utilized for the many purposes it serves. The liver secretes what is called a specialized enzyme that modifies testosterone. That enzyme is called 5-alpha-reductase. This takes testosterone and divides off a second compound.
Where standard testosterone has many effects on metabolism, DHT and all of it's effects are mainly centered on your secondary sex characteristics and maintenance of your sex drive and performance.
Your body can produce testosterone by the gallon and if you do not produce 5-alpha-reducatase you as a male will never go through puberty. It is the DHT that completely deals with your genitalia and sex development as a teen, and as an adult even your sex life.
DHT has been totally demonized by the hair regrowth industry. They do this to create a demon to sell their wares. DHT does not cause male pattern baldness in and of itself. DHT can contribute to male pattern baldness if you are genetically predisposed to it. If you're not, all the DHT on the planet will not cause YOU to lose your hair. Propecia and other drugs which prevent the conversion of of testosterone to DHT by interfering with the action of 5-alpha-reductase on the other hand have a very high track record of causing erectile dysfunction and in some men even gynecomastia (male breast growth).
There is new research out of Europe which is even placing some doubt on the role of DHT as a singular influence in prostate growth (BPH) and the spread of prostate cancer.
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I'm also sick of DHT being attacked. Saw Palmetto is a supplement used by many men, mainly to help treat prostate problems and reduce hair loss. It has also been said to be a sexual enhancer, but from what I understand can actually cause impotence.
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There are numerous common drugs out there which interfere with hormone production. Propecia the "hairloss" drug was derived from "Proscar" which is a drug for treating BPH. What is strange is that there is a great deal of new information on this. In the United States we treat BPH by reducing DHT. In parts of Europe it is treated by Decreasing some other ancillary hormones and Increasing Testosterone. New research out of Europe is beginning to indicate that DHT in and of itself plays a role, but is in and of itself not the "evil hormone" that some have painted it to be.
How many know that there are several gastrointestinal medications which will substantially reduce testosterone production and in some cases they will actually cause male breast growth.
The best investment that everybody needs to make is the $75 for a publication called "The Physician's Desk Reference". I understand that it is now also available in a Computer CD format for both Windows and Mac formats.
Most MD's do not even read these things. Sometimes the side effects and dangers of drugs are far more intense than their benefits. Look at how many Law Firms are now making more money by suing Pharmaceutical Giants for dead people than chasing Ambulances looking for accident victims. Also look at how many FDA approved drugs have been "pulled" when it was found that the advertised statistics drug manufacturers state are not at all accurate.
When it comes to a drug company demonizing something, Beware! We smell money! We don't care about your health in reality. . . . . .