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5 Alpha Reductase
Prostate is enlarged again with inhomogenous echotexture even while taking 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors medicines .. is this very dangerous sign ?
See remark: Are you talking about your husband? young lady ? the medicine taken is to SHRINK the size of prostate If there is irregularity in texture of prostate, consult with a urologist .He must not be old if you're 28 yrs. The medicine taken MAY cause changes in prostate Relax ,Tumor is not common in middle age men specially from your part of the world.Best regards ...Read more
I have read in few research papers that green tea increases the enzyme aromatase & reduces 5-alpha reductase, is that so?
Green Tea effects: Yes this appears to be true.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are there any good 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors that are natural products to treat female pattern alopecia ? Shampoos, cleansers or caplets etc...
No - beta-sitosterol: No -there are no 5-aris available indicated to treat female-patterned alopecia. As far as otc products, beta-sitosterol probably does have activity similar to the 5-aris, but is only 1/1000th as potent, and, again, is not indicated for female-patterned alopecia. ...Read more
Does isotretinoin plays a role with androgen ? Does it touch 5 alpha reductase or DHT level ? Can it affect libido by users ? Thanks !
Many articles show that Accutane low DHT and 5 alpha reductase, the reason why it stops acne. What to think ? Like finasteride ?
Unknown mechanism: The exact way Isotretinoin works is still not entirely understood. It does significantly reduce the size of oil glands in the skin which is but one of the effects that improves a patient's acne. Less sebum means less obstruction of skin pores and a reduction in acne lesions. There is no evidence to suggest this med directly reduces one's Dht levels. A big topic for such a small space! ...Read more
I have a high DHT level. Would a 5a-reductase inhibitor be a better choice for treating my BPH (storage, not voiding, is prob.) than an alpha blocker?
See below: 5 a-reductase inhibitor will decrease the conversion of testosteronte to dht. It takes 3,&sometimes up to 6, months to show demonstrable effect. Alpha blockers start showing effect within a few hours. If I were treating you I would start you on Flomax. If improvement is less than desirable I would add Proscar (or other bands in same groups).There is also a combination pill which has both (Jalyn). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Him is 55 has ben on dialysis for 5 yrs he has high level of PTH 240 for 3 months and he is taking alpha calcitonin daily bt still not decreasing why?
Common problem: in renal failure patients as Vit D fail to convert to active form leading to secondary hyperparathyroidism . This condition is manageable with restriction of phosphate diets , active form of Vit D . Renal transplantation will reverse most of the time, speak to his doctor ...Read more
Are viratase(5 alpha-androstandoil/5 alpha-androstandione) and proviron(mesterolone) types of steroids?
Yes: Whatever your genetic potential, i hope you'll consider natural bodybuilding in preference to steroid-enhanced muscle building. It's far more wholesome, most women prefer a trim, naturally-muscled man, and using steroids is supporting an illegal operation and playing russian roulette with your mind. ...Read more
I'm wondering are viratase(5 alpha-androstandoil/5 alpha-androstandione) and proviron(mesterolone) steroids?
Yes: Yep, you bet they are (androgenic/anabolic) steroids. ...Read more
I am 24 and my height is 5'5" and weight 42kg. How can I gain weight. I have alpha thalassemia. Please help.
Yes: Your height may be within the range but you are just short. Your internist must put you on the growth chart which tells you if you are at the lower end of norms. Because of thalassemia, your internist will consult a hematologist and get complete details about the condition. He will then do some endocrine studies especially for pituitary and thyroid. He may get some x-rays of long bones ...Read more
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