So can long term exercise really make you bald?

So can long term exercise really make you bald?

Yes this does sound a little crazy, but men and women who have vigorously exercised over a 12-month period have shown to have increased levels of DHT(dihydrotestosterone). Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the hormone known to be the responsible cause of Androgenetic Alopecia, also known as Male and Female Pattern Baldness.

So what is DHT?
Your body produces DHT as a byproduct of testosterone through the 5α-Reductase enzyme - an enzyme that converts a certain percentage of your testosterone into DHT in tissue such as the skin, liver, prostate and hair follicles. DHT can bind to receptors in your hair follicles and cause them to shrink, weaken and eventually die. This process is called ‘miniaturisation,’ and it eventually leads to a complete end of hair growth in DHT-affected hair follicles.

The rate at which DHT causes hair loss is determined by your own genetics, which is why pattern baldness is also known as genetic hair loss. The position and amount of androgen receptors that you have at the base of your hair follicles are determined by the genetics you inherited from both parents. The sensitivity to DHT, is determined by the androgen receptors you have inherited, as DHT is present in everyone. For some people even, a small amount of DHT is enough to start the hair loss process, such is their sensitivity to it.

Interestingly, DHT is an important hormone for hair growth in other areas of the body, meaning the same hormone that’s responsible for causing male pattern baldness is also responsible for fuelling the growth of hair on your chest, back and other areas!

By understanding the science behind Hair Loss we can try to keep our hair.
Since DHT is the primary hormone responsible for hair loss, the most effective way to slow down and prevent hair loss is to block DHT. Treating genetic hair loss as soon as possible is the key to keeping a hold of your hair.

How can Help Hair Help?
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