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Re: Reply to Rick and apology to board SLS

Posted by kregpark@yahoo.com on September 3, 2001, at 1:58:46

In reply to Re: Reply to Rick and apology to board rick_number1001@yahoo.com, posted by SLS on September 1, 2001, at 6:53:45

Yes, the scientists say that excessive DHT levels
at the scalp are responsible for male pattern baldness.
If I recall this correctly, there is an enzyme called
5 alpha reductase that converts testosterone to
dehydrotesterone (DHT). Finasteride (aka Propecia and
Prscar is finasteride 1mg and 5mg respectively)
inhibits the enzyme responsible for conversion.

Hopefully I got all that right. There is also
2 types of the enzyme, which have different
reletive effects on conversion and locations of
conversion (the ideal goal is conversion at the scalp,
and not at the prostate!!!)

kregpark@yahoo.com (formerly rick_number1001)

> Isn't it DHT that is responsible for hair loss?
>
>
> - Scott


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