Testosterone may not be numero uno among male hormones for long. One of the by-products of testosterone metabolism, a hormone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT), is already attracting increased attention. Until recently, doctors always thought of DHT as a troublemaker, since it is the hormone most commonly accused as the culprit responsible for two of men's nagging concerns -- balding and prostate gland enlargement.
|1.||Testosterone gets siphoned out of your bloodstream and incorporated into your prostate gland or hair follicle.|
|2.||The 5-alpha reductase enzyme transforms the trapped testosterone to dihydrotestosterone.|
Now doctors have known about the importance of testosterone for centuries. Hippocrates taught that "Women and eunuchs do not take the gout or become bald."