06-21-2007, 01:27 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
| | Re: How can you tell if DHT levels too high?
Originally Posted by Yowzer
Between blood tests, are there any symptoms of DHT
being too high? Perhaps libido
too strong? Wouldn't DHT
only improve the way you feel? Any downsides besides the major ones of hair loss
and prostate issues?
Is Saw Palmetto standard practice for those supplementing with Testosterone
? At the standard dose?
I'm not an expert but this is what I understand:
1. I'm unaware of any negative psychological effects from too-high DHT. It obviously makes one horny.
2. Saw palmetto can lower DHT
in your prostate, but not to a significant degree if your levels are high. However, saw palmetto will NOT lower the DHT
on your scalp, so you'll go bald quicker if you have male-pattern baldness, saw palmetto or not.
3. Some docs recommend a DHT
blocker like propecia to counteract the high DHT
produced from gels/creams. Most on this board are strenuously against that because there seems to be a lot of people who have had real problems with these blockers.