DHT causes hair follicles to shrink and lose the ability to create new hairs. It is unknown whether the hair follicles of some men are more predisposed to DHT causing follicles to shrink, or if there are more receptors (places for DHT to β€œland” on a hair follicle), or if there is some unknown factor but, by blocking DHT, hair loss can be slowed or even reversed in many men. One way of doing this is by blocking 5 alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to DHT.

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