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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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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

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

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Managing Low Testosterone (Checklist)

Have morning testosterone checked
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Discuss the risk and benefits of testosterone replacement with doc
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Take 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

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

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

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Managing Low Testosterone (Tip)

Managing Low Testosterone

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

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Testosterone (Definition)

Testosterone is a hormone/androgen which is a kind of ...Read more