Androgen Metabolism as It Affects Hair Growth in Androgenetic Alopecia

    October 1996 in “ Dermatologic Clinics
    Keith D. Kaufman
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    TLDR Too much androgen can cause hair loss; finasteride may help.
    This document from 26 years ago explores the relationship between androgen metabolism and hair growth in androgenetic alopecia. It suggests that androgen metabolism plays a crucial role in hair growth, but excessive levels can lead to hair loss. The studies cited indicate that androgen metabolism may contribute to the development of androgenetic alopecia. The document also discusses the potential use of finasteride as a treatment option to prevent the conversion of testosterone to DHT.
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