This is not a personal question but a more general one. If i’m not mistaken, those who suffer from MPB have a variation of a gene that makes their scalp sensitive to androgens, while DHT is potent androgen – it’s still just one hormone. Why isn’t stronger anti-androgens being used? Obviously, you’d have to be castrated to fully eliminate the risk of going bald.
My question is, who or whom decided that DHT is where the line is going to be drawn? What made them not go further down the road, as there’s still loads of money to be made for the pharmaceutical companies.
I don’t think anyone necessarily just decided that DHT was the sole cause of hair loss. It is just one piece of a puzzle not yet fully solved. As I have said many times in the past, DHT is not the sole cause of hair loss. Your genetics are also the cause of androgenic hair loss. DHT is just one factor that we have discovered for men who have the genes for balding. If you do not have the genes for balding, DHT does not matter.
Big pharma and other companies are still working on various ways of treating hair loss with varying degrees of success.