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Androgen (Overview)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very high amounts in men.


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What's does androgen-independent mean?

What's does androgen-independent mean?

Baldness?: If this is the case, it's the loss of hair all over the scalp that is common in many older men and women. ...Read more

Androgen (Overview)

Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very high amounts in men.


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Exactly how do androgens regulate the fat homeostasis?

Exactly how do androgens regulate the fat homeostasis?

Androgens: The following article describes what you ask:

int j fertil. 1992;37 suppl 2:83-92.
Mechanism of action/effects of androgens on lipid metabolism.
Other on line info: androgen appears to affect lipoprotein metabolism in a number of ways. These include: increasing the activity of lipoprotein lipase and hepatic triglyceride lipase, resulting in higher levels of triglyceride in adipose tissue and a dr. ...Read more

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Androgen (Tip)

Go to a credible doctor who knows the risks of testosterone and regularly monitors you. ...See more

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have your testosterone checked each morning
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Discuss the risks and benefits of testosterone replacements with your doctor
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Take a testosterone replacement as instructed
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If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?

If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?

Why the concern?: Testosterone replacement is supposed to restore normal levels, not higher than normal. As such, with normal levels, estrogen production should not be excessive. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, you may have elevated estrogen. If you notice breast enlargement on therapy, have your physician check an Estradiol level, and if elevated, consider Letrozole or arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more

Dr. Linda Gromko Dr. Gromko
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Androgen (Tip)

Male with low energy in middle age? Your doctor may check your testosterone - after your heart! ...See more

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What drugs will you be prescribed for excessive menstration insuline resistant failure to ovulate and high levels of androgens?

PCOS Diagnosis: The diagnosis of pcos requires 2 of 3 findings: irregular cycles > 35 days, elevated male hormones, acne or excess hair growth or polycystic appearing ovaries on us. Insulin resistance is not a diagnostic criteria. Metformin, low glycemic diet and weight training exercise are great. Actos (pioglitazone) may be better for thin women. Bcpills may be a problem if cholesterol and triglycerides are high. ...Read more

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Getting androcur alone is as effective as take combination with diane_35 for androgen felated hair lose?

Getting androcur alone is as effective as take combination with diane_35 for androgen felated hair lose?

No experience: Neither androcur (a drug that reduces the level of male sex hormones) nor diane-35 (an anti-androgen combination of cyproterone and ethinylestradiol) are approved for use in the us, although they are available in canada, the uk, and elsewhere. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Androgen (Tip)

Statins that lower total cholesterol can cause low testosterone. Ask your doc! ...See more

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Are androgen blockers safe for a woman of 19 years of age with moderate to severe acne?

Are androgen blockers safe for a woman of 19 years of age with moderate to severe acne?

Spironolactone: Spironolactone is used to treat many different disorders, from high blood pressure to fluid retention. Although the U.S. Food and drug administration doesn't recognize spironolactone as an acne treatment, it is often prescribed off-label to treat hormonally influenced breakout in women.
This medication isn't a first line of defense against acne breakouts. It is only effective for hormonal acne. ...Read more

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Could my 7 months of fatigue, headaches, low testosterone/eye pressure & earaches be due to pituitary tumor? Aren't they generally not life threatening

Could my 7 months of fatigue, headaches, low testosterone/eye pressure & earaches be due to pituitary tumor? Aren't they generally not life threatening

YES AND NO: The most common pituitary tumors tend to be benign but can affect hormones and sometimes need to be removed if they get too big. It may be time to have a good examination of your visual fields, a recheck of your thyroid function and perhaps a look at growth Hormone, LH, FSH, Prolactin and an MRI. ...Read more

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Androgen (Tip)

What's my Estradiol level. If high, this is a big risk factor for testosterone therapy! ...See more

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Has Mucinex (guaifenesin) shown any testosterone lowering as a side effect.?

Very Doubtful: The only possible correlation with testosterone would be through dehydration and coincidental liver disease. An on-line study showed no reports of elevated sex hormone binding globulin (linked to testosterone levels) and mucinex (guaifenesin). If you had a hypersensitvity reaction that involved the liver testosterone could go down. ...Read more

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What anti-androgen is best, and what are its common side-effects?

What anti-androgen is best, and what are its common side-effects?

Several for purpose?: Finsteride blocks many unwanted side-effects of testosterone, by blocking its conversion to 5-dht, which causes baldness (male pattern), prostatic hypertrophy, and excess hair growth elsewhere.
Minoxidil applied topically (rogaine) has a similar topical effect. Spironolactone also is effective! ...Read more

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Androgen (Tip)

Obesity increases the conversion of testosterone to estrogen, which can lead to low testosterone. ...See more

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What will be the effects of taking an anti-androgen if you are a male?

Decrease in hormones: Taking an anti androgen decreases male hormones. Low levels of testosterone/dhea can lead to fatigue, low energy levels, depression, decrease in memory/focus concentration, abdominal fat, change in cholesterol; do not take this unless you are under the supervision of a physician for a medical condition. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Chinn Dr. Chinn
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Androgen (Tip)

Fatigued and depressed, could be low testosterone; may need depo-t. ...See more

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I have low-T and an enlarged prostate. Does Testosterone interact negatively with the prostate causing worsening of enlarged prostate symptoms?

Flomax (tamsulosin) +T: That is a good question that is still being researched. From a recent article: "Androgen supplementation does not appear to increase the risk of BPH, further suggesting that factors other than androgens are involved in BPH pathologies."

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC317983/

http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/17991536 ...Read more

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I have pcos and high androgen levels. Would diane35 feminise the fat distribution on my face? If yes, how many months would it take?

I have pcos and high androgen levels. Would diane35 feminise the fat distribution on my face? If yes, how many months would it take?

PCOS: Ocps help bind androgen by raising sex hormone binding globulins. The real cure for pcos and its cosmetic issues is weight loss. Now that obesity is a disease, medically supervised weight loss should be covered. See your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Androgen (Tip)

Avoid pellet therapy. Results are erratic at best. Usually not covered, either! ...See more

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What are the effects of androgens on the body?

What are the effects of androgens on the body?

Androgens: I presume you are a man.
Androgens should only be prescribed if your testosterone is low. Before prescribing your doctor will also order a set of labs that could also be abnormal with a low testosterone.

If all your exams and labs are normal DO NOT TAKE any androgens. Yes you will feel great and stronger but the long term effects won't be pleasant. ...Read more

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What is androgen?

What is androgen?

Male sex hormones: Male sex hormones produced by the testes (main production site) and adrenal gland (in small quantities).Adrenal glands are small glands one on either sitting on top of kidneys. These hormones are important for development of male characteristics- including voice changes. The same hormones are produced in small qunatities by ovaries and adrenals in females, but in excess cause android (methyltestosterone) changes ...Read more

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Androgen (Tip)

Injections are cheaper, but more likely cause BPH and polycythemia. Gels are safer! ...See more

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What's androgen excess in women?

Multiple sx: Women with excess male hormones can have excess facial and body hair, acne, irregular periods (and lack of ovulation). There are several different causes of excess androgens in women, so an evaluation needs to be done to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Androgen (Tip)

My research in the journal of nutrition shows that 100mg of zinc and 100mg dhea increase testo! ...See more

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What's does androgen-independent mean?

Baldness?: If this is the case, it's the loss of hair all over the scalp that is common in many older men and women. ...Read more

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How can I get my androgen levels tested?

See your doctor: See your doctor to get your level tested. Any physicians can order you the test. ...Read more

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Androgen (Tip)

Regular exercise, including lifting weights, naturally increases testosterone and increases desire. ...See more

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What can be done to lower my androgen levels?

Depends: Are you a boy or girl? If a girl ask the doctor who ordered the tests what the cause of the elevated levels are - ovarian? - adrenal? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: androgen?

What is the definition or description of: androgen?

Male hormone: Androgen refers to a family of steroid hormones that are made in our bodies that are responsible for male characteristics, sex drive, muscle growth, sexual function, and fertility. These hormones are present in women in very small amounts and in very high amounts in men. ...Read more

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Androgen (Tip)

Serum testosterone levels of under 200 ng/dl should warrant investigation. ...See more

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I'm 61. Should I be taking androgen with level of 304?

Testosterone: I recommend checking shbg and free fraction of testosterone to assess your active biological hormone level. There are other factors that may influence testosterone, such as certain medications, obesity, etc. Taking testosterone will help with many symptoms, such as low libido, energy level, bone density. It can make osa- sleep apnea worse. ...Read more

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What is the use of getting your androgen levels checked?

Use = Confirm Dx: If you have enough signs/symptoms relating to a possible testosterone deficiency { ie: http://www. Seekwellness. Com/andropause/adam_quiz. Htm }, then you may have the diagnosis of hypogonadism. Subjective data is one thing, objective data is the key to making a correct diagnosis.

Along with your androgen levels, other labs are checked in order to rule out other diseases that mimick the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to permanently reduce high androgen levels?

Is it possible to permanently reduce high androgen levels?

High androgen level: Androgen is produced by the testicles and the adrenal glands. (90% from the testicles and 10% from the adrenal glands). Surgical castration is a permanent way to remove the majority of the androgen within the body. Www. Peedoc. Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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How can one reduce high androgen levels in their bodies if you are a woman?

How can one reduce high androgen levels in their bodies if you are a woman?

For most: Women it's because of obesity and Insulin resistance. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Metformin is often useful and there are antiandrogen medications available. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What is progesterone? What are androgens?

Hormones: Both progesterone and androgens are hormones.

I would recommend that you go on-line and search for hormones. There will be many articles that you should read and most, if not all, will give you the information you want.

You might also want to peruse Yahoo Images and type in "Hormones". You will see some valuable images, most of them with a few words of explanation. ...Read more

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