Random health and exercise thoughts - Page 3715
As I recall when I studied all this stuff, testosterone converts into DHT. Propecia stops that, so people who take it end up having more free testosterone. The side effects happens when the body responds to the higher test levels by creating more estrogen which can lead to ED, moobs, and a foggy mind. But again that's only 2%.
I'm not really sure that this is correct.
In men, approximately 5% of testosterone undergoes 5α-reduction to form the more potent androgen, dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT has two to three times greater androgen receptor affinity than testosterone and has 15-30 times greater affinity than adrenal androgens. The dissociation rate of testosterone from the receptor is five-fold faster than DHT.
Mirrors what we learned in endocrine the other week. The effect of male pattern baldness are a local effect, i.e. the hair follicle converts the T to DHT. So 'disabling' conversion there is adequate to stop the effect. I'd rather do something local/topical than systemic. Rogaine isn't a DHT conversion enzyme blocker though.
Though I do have a friend who got incredible re growth on it and claims no sides
Rogaine/minoxidil is cheap and harmless though as is ketoconazole , but they do fuck all compared to fin
I've heard the 15% preparations are more effective than the standard 5% though
Yeah, I guess I'm just fucked and I'll just have to take the MPB and roll with it. I saw a picture of myself from when I first started working 5 years ago and it was kind of weird to see how much more hair I used to have haha.
I look like crud with a shaved head, so it is what it is.
Yes but that's just about not being obese, and making an effort to look well presented.
Look by all means improve the way you look - I just wanted a bit offer a bit of a counterpoint to the narrative at the moment.
I mean, I can dress well and I'm reasonably fit and decent looking. I'm already dating someone so this isn't about someone else. I like being able to style my hair certain ways instead of having to cope. If there's something I can do with little to no side effects, I'd like to consider it. I doubt there's any long term side effect if the drug is stopped unless there's something else wrong, so I'm not too worried about it.