Testosterone and Hair Loss

Why do high testosterone levels cause hair loss? Are testosterone and hair loss directly proportional to one another?

2 Answers to “Testosterone and Hair Loss”

  1. Corey Says:

    Excessive levels of tostesterone cause some hair follicles to shrink up and dies, while damaging other hair follicles causing hair to become thinner.

    However, high levels of testosterone might not result in hair loss. The relation between tostesterone and hair loss exists in people that have a genetic predisposition to DHT.

  2. Emma Says:

    For many years it was thought that high testosterone levels are responsible for both male and female hair loss. That is not completely accurate though, since there is harmful process that turns testosterone into DHT (Dihydrotestosterone).

    DHT is the androgen that is causing hair follicles to shrivel up and die (thus causing hair loss and hair to grow a lot thinner and unhealthy).

    So no, there isn’t a directly proportional ratio between testosterone and hair loss.

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