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Androgen (Definition)

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 ...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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What's androgen excess in women?

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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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

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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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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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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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Testosterone (Definition)

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