DHT may also has some roles in our bodies. If we keep its level as low as possible, I think it must begin to affect negatively. I'm specifically worrying about the negative effect regarding mind and mentality, since I'm a graduate student in science.

Depending on the method of lowering DHT level, I think it may affect the testosterone concentration too, and it will certainly cause problems.

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    In addition to @ChrisRogers' comment, I would caution you that asking for medical advice is off topic here. Asking about DHT levels in general is fine, but asking about how it might affect you personally is not.
    – Carey Gregory
    Nov 1, 2018 at 13:54
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    I am voting to close this question due to the fact that there is no indication of prior research and there has been no response to requests for it Nov 3, 2018 at 8:24

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The problem is that dihydrotestosterone (DHT) does much more than contribute to hair loss. It also plays a crucial role in male sexual development and mood regulation. When DHT levels are reduced, either intentionally or unintentionally, it can impact these functions in unwanted ways and cause:

Impotence, Lower sex drive, Difficulty achieving orgasm, Abnormal ejaculation, Gynecomastia (male breast development), Depression.

However, these side effects only appear in a small minority of men. As with any medication, you should discuss with your hair loss physician whether DHT blockers or other pharmaceutical treatments offer a viable and effective option for addressing your hair loss issues.






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    Welcome to MedicalSciences! As OP doesn't spell it out and our audience is wide, please spell out DHT, perhaps once? Nov 1, 2018 at 16:07

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