When it comes to testosterone replacement, one of the most crucial things to keep an eye on is your DHT, or dihydrotestosterone levels. DHT causes hair loss in both men and women, and it is also extremely damaging to the prostate in men only. I haven’t noticed many other places discussing or even testing for DHT, presumably because it’s expensive and time-consuming. However, it is critical to general wellness.
Typically, I will screen them for DHT once a year, or more frequently if there is a problem. Normally, you don’t need to check until you’ve been on testosterone for more than 6 months. However, getting numbers up front is also a smart idea. If you are taking testosterone, regardless of who you work with, you must get those labs drawn. If your doctor refuses or is unsure what to do with them, you can get them through my website by clicking the link.
Then simply go to any LabCorp location in the country and get your blood drawn. It takes around 7 business days to receive the findings, however, it could affect your hairline or prostate. There are natural ways to reduce DHT that do not have the same sexual negative effects as the pharmaceutical ones, and I am striving to make these solutions available to you.
However, I’d check in now to see where you are. If your doctor isn’t testing these numbers, or estrogen, or hemoglobin and hematocrit levels quarterly, I’d go to the site and get examined more frequently.
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