How Does High Level Of Testosterone Affect Hair Loss Among Men?

Link Between Testosterone And Hair Loss


    There are many people who get affected by hair loss in their lifetime. One of the most common conditions for hair loss among men and women is seen to be androgenic alopecia, which is also known as pattern baldness. It mostly happens when the follicles of the hair shrink, which causes the new hair to turn out to be more refined over the period of time until and unless the follicles become dormant. There are various factors that might contribute to hair fall. But hormones and genetics are typically the main culprits of such a situation.

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    There are different forms in which testosterone exists. “Free” testosterone is not confined to any proteins in the body. That being said, it is somehow attached to sex hormones which bind SHBG or globulin protein. People who have low levels of SHBG may notice an elevated level of free testosterone in their bloodstream.

     DHT And Hair Loss

    DHT or dihydrotestosterone, which is found in prostate, skin, and hair follicles, is usually made from an enzyme named 5-alpha reductase, which is basically testosterone. It can also be made from DHEA in women; the sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT is the leading cause of male pattern baldness. The male pattern baldness begins from the hairline receding and then moves towards the sides while forming an “M” shape. With time the vertex or the crown gets affected by it and turns bald, and the two areas join, creating a “U” shape.

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    Please remember it is not the amount of DHT that causes hair loss but rather the sensitivity of hair follicles to DHT that does, and the sensitivity experienced is regulated by one’s genetics. If the hair follicles receptor, which is connected to the testosterone and the DHT, is sensitive, then it is more likely to be triggered with even less amount of DHT, which automatically gives an outcome of more hair loss. Men with close relatives who have suffered from such conditions are likely to have higher chances of experiencing the same situation. 

    Virility And Hair Loss

    There is a myth that a man who suffers from male pattern baldness might have a higher level of testosterone and also be more virile as compared to others. But in reality, there is no such evidence that proves the same. Men who have male pattern baldness might have a higher level of the enzyme that changes the testosterone to DHT but also have a low level of testosterone.

    Apart from that, there might be people who also have genes that generate hair follicles that are overly sensitive to DHT or testosterone even when they are in low amounts.

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