Just been reading about this, as of course recently I thought "ok, so let's say my DHT has increased..... why?"
And obviously all these theories start to fly around. Testosterone levels (unlikely), estrogen levels (this just makes limited sense to me) and this one:
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_causes_i ... DHT_levels
"Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen, synthesized primarily in the prostate gland, testes, hair follicles, and adrenal glands by the enzyme 5?-reductase by means of reducing the 4,5 double-bond of the hormone testosterone."
http://www.ehealthmd.com/library/prosta ... auses.html
"The third growth phase occurs during the mid-20s, when the weight of the prostate gland increases to approximately 18 grams."
Ok, the big question to me in this now..... does a larger prostate gland produce more DHT? That would make sense, but I believe if it does........... doesn't that make sense?
Cheers guys, I know this has probably been covered tons but, I am just so curious as to what might have caused my DHT to rise (assuming it has, which seems likely).
EDIT -- It's so weird isn't it. Because herbal treatments such as saw palmetto are often used as they are believed to shrink the prostate, and yet have limited effects on MPB. Why on EARTH does DHT become more of a problem as men age. COULD it be the prostate?
DOUBLE EDIT Apparently in studies the correlation between prostate size and MPB severity is quite evident. This is interesting, as it does seem that the key ages for MPB starting (which in my experience seem to be 18, 25, and middle age) are coincidentally the same ages that the prostate normally enlarges.