Category: DHT

What is the best hair loss medicine?

Finasteride is the only FDA approved drug to treat hair loss directly, but there is another option that many people have not heard of, dutasteride. Dutasteride is a similar drug to finasteride in the sense they both block the conversion of testosterone to DHT (the chemical that causes hair loss), so they protect the hair […]

Hereditary Hair Loss (Why am I the only one in my family losing hair?)

There are multiple causes of hair loss. The most common is male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. This type of hair loss is caused by Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which attaches to receptors on the hair follicles and causes thinning of the hair shafts for susceptible hairs. This type of hair loss is genetic and […]

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