DHT Hair Loss Check Comprehensive - Male
- HORMONES (3)
- MINERALS (4)
- THYROID (3)
- BLOOD HEALTH (14)
- IRON MARKERS (4)
- VITAMINS (3)
- AUTOIMMUNE & INFLAMMATION (2)
- DHT (Di Hydro Testosterone)
- Cortisol, AM
- Total T3
- Total T4
- Total WBC
- Total Iron Binding Capacity (TIBC)
- % Transferrin Saturation
- 25-OH Vitamin D
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
- Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
- Anti Nuclear Antibodies (ANA)
Our Hair Loss Check is well researched & comprehensive profile to help identify any underlying issues that could be causing hair loss.
Hair thinning refers to minor to moderate hair loss. Unlike excessive hair loss, thinning hair doesn’t necessarily cause baldness. It does, however, give the appearance of thinner spots of hair on the head.
DHT (Dihydrotestosterone ) is a naturally-occurring by-product of testosterone, the male sex hormone. An enzyme in the hair follicle’s sebaceous (oil) glands helps convert testosterone to DHT.
The hair follicle typically goes through a growth cycle that lasts about two to six years. The cycle includes four phases: growing (anagen), transitional (catagen), resting (telogen) and shedding (exogen). DHT builds up in the hair follicles over time, disrupting the growth cycle. In a process called miniaturization, DHT shrinks hair follicles causing strands to reproduce at a slower rate by either shortening the growing phase or lengthening the resting phase. As androgenetic alopecia progresses and DHT continues to adversely affect the hair follicles, hairs become thinner, more fragile and often lighter in color with each subsequent life cycle. Eventually, the follicles shut down and will no longer produce hair.
- Hormones- Abnormal androgen levels may cause hair fall.
- Genes – Genes from either parent can increase the likelihood of a person having male pattern baldness.
- Medicines and drugs- Blood thinners, cancer treatment drugs and beta blockers may lead to hair fall
- Medical Predispositions- Diabetes, lupus, iron deficiency, thyroid disease, abnormal blood pressure, anaemia and eating disorders may lead to hair fall.
- Cosmetic - Procedures like perming, hair dyes, bleaching and over the use of shampoo can all lead to thinning of hair, making it brittle and weak.
According to the American Academy of Dermatologists, it’s normal to lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day. Since there are 100,000 or more hair follicles on each person’s scalp, the loss of 100 or so hair strands a day don’t make a big difference
- Temples: Hair will start thinning around the temples and at the top of the back of the head, also known as the crown or vertex.
- Receding hairline: Hair starts thinning and moving back around the front of the head on the sides.
- Top of the head: One will notice hair thinning at the top of their head.
Hair loss can happen to anyone at any age, but hair loss affects both men and women differently. The most common type of hair loss in both men and women is a condition called androgenetic alopecia, also known as male or female pattern hair loss. Men with androgenetic alopecia can begin suffering hair loss in their early 20s, whereas women often don’t experience noticeable hair thinning until around 40 years old or later.
Scalp massage - Regularly massaging the bald areas can result in hair growth. One of the main causes of hair loss in men is a lack of blood circulation in the head. Blood brings oxygen to the hair follicles, which is essential in stimulating and maintaining hair growth. Therefore, regular scalp massages help keep the blood circulation high and bring those important elements to the scalp.
Coconut Milk - Coconut milk is rich in nutrients and vitamins, which are essential for hair growth.
Egg Wash - Eggs rich in protein help keep hair thick and strong.
Antioxidant Foods - Certain fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants, which are the leading defense mechanisms of the body against free radicals. Some of the conditions that free radicals can cause include premature aging and the death of skin cells, including those of the scalp.
Biotin - Biotin is a vitamin that may increase hair growth. Foods that contain biotin include nuts and brown rice
We have around 100,000 hair follicles on our heads and losing between 100-120 hairs per day is a normal, natural part of the hairs' growth cycle.
For some people, the amount of hair they lose is much greater than normal and that's when it gets worrying.
There can be many different causes of hair loss including nutritional deficiency, hormone imbalance, DHT, genetics which can lead to male pattern baldness and autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata.
Is my hair loss male pattern baldness?
If you have patchy hair loss in a random manner, you may have androgenetic alopecia. Alopecia is thought to have hereditary and autoimmune factors. It is not the same as male pattern baldness. Male pattern baldness is caused by hormones and its characteristic symptom includes hair loss beginning at the temple or crown of the head.
What can cause hair fall in male?
The main cause for male pattern baldness is genetics and the presence of androgenic hormones such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This test diagnoses the condition by testing DHT level in males to check hair fall.
When does hair loss start in males?A study in 1998 examining male pattern hair loss in men aged 18 - 49 found that 42% experienced moderate to extensive hair loss, and this got worse with age (16% for ages 18-29 to 53% for ages 40-49).
Can hair loss in males be reversed?Most cases of hair loss due to male pattern baldness are genetic and hence, cannot be reversed. However, here are a few things that may prevent hair loss -
- Getting enough vitamins and minerals
- Using DHT-blocking shampoo that affects hair follicles
What is dht hormone?
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a sex hormone for present in males. It is a metabolite of testosterone. It is 3-6 times more powerful than testosterone and has similar effects like hair growth.
How much dht causes hair loss?
Optimal range of DHT in men is 14 - 77 ng/dL. A higher concentration can shrink hair follicles and lead to hair thinning and DHT hair loss
- Male pattern baldness is a condition that causes hair loss and hair thinning in males.
- The main cause is genetics and the presence of androgenic hormones such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
- The home based blood test is used to diagnose this condition in males.
- This at home blood test is for males experiencing pattern hair fall and hair thinning.
- Males sensitive to DHT
- Fasting for 10-12 hours is essential
- Do not consume alcohol 24-48 hours before the test
- Do not engage in heavy exercise/workout 24 hours before the test