Androgen (DHT) is a by-product of testosterone. An androgen is converted into DHT when testosterone levels in the body drop below a certain point. Androgen is responsible for hair loss and male pattern baldness. Androgen is synthesized by the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase and its conversion to DHT is mediated by an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase. Androgen is also responsible for the excess oil production in the scalp that can cause traction alopecia.Learn more about us at Healthy Me Medical Therapies-Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Andrographis, a form of testosterone replacement therapy that involves pellets, has been approved by the FDA in 2021. Andrographis (trade name Metabolic Flex) is an injectable preparation that is taken sublingually (under the tongue) once a day or as directed by your physician. Andrographis can be used to treat both mild and severe cases of andropause; however, there may be some side effects associated with long-term use.
The use of testosterone therapy for the treatment of hypogonadism is controversial because there is no proven link between hormone replacement therapy and an increased risk of prostate cancer. The most common side effects from long-term use of Andrographis are acne, enlargement of the breasts, and softening of the voice. There have been no published trials investigating the effect of Andrographis on sexual health or libido. Long-term use is not recommended for men with erectile dysfunction, high blood pressure, or a history of sexual abuse.