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The Advantage of DHT for Androgen Replacement

May 15, 2010

DHT for Androgen ReplacementTestosterone therapy is commonly used to treat male hypogonadism and androgen deficiency. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a potent androgen that cannot be aromatized to Estriadol, and is therefore a “pure androgen.”

A potential advantage of DHT over Testosterone as an androgen replacement therapy is the reported muted effects of DHT on prostate growth. The potential beneficial effect of less prostate growth after DHT requires substantiation but, if true, highlights the advantage of using a pure androgen over an aromatizable androgen for hormone replacement.

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