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how to lower testosterone levels in women?

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Dr. Kevin Gardner
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Lower testosterone l: There is a medication called spironolactone which lowers testosterone. Many women with pcos use this.
Dr. Gurney Pearsall
Anti-Aging Medicine 29 years experience
More Ways To Lower T: Here are some natural ways to lower testosterone: * do not eat candy * eat more tofu * keep bmi between 19-24 * go vegan medical solutions: in addition to the advice from the previous answer, birth control pills are known to lower testosterone level in wome. Beware, testosterone and libido track in the same direction.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Metformin!: Women with PCOS are pre-diabetic! Spironolactone and metformin can help!

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A 46-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what would happen to a women who reduced her testosterone levels?

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Low already: Females have low levels to begin with, they would have less axillary and groin hair and less overall body hair.
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A 21-year-old female asked:

I want to know about raising my testosterone levels. what is safe? how do women do this? feel uncomfortable having this conversation with my dr

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Why?: Why do you want to raise your testosterone level? Elevated testosterone levels in a women would cause virlization, e.g., development of facial hair, acne, risk of venous thrombosis, menstrual irregularities and more. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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That is not a usual issue. If you are transgender and would like to look like a male, you ought to consult a doctor for an overall evaluation. It is not a do it yourself matter. Wish you good health!
Jul 5, 2018
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
To increase sex drive could be one of the reason women wants to raise the testosterone level.
Jul 6, 2018

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