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Is Antiandrogen Effect Permanent
In men, for prostate: Antiandrogens act by blocking the binding of testosterone & derivatives to the androgen receptor. These agents are used as therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Drugs such as Bicalutamide are often used in combination with medical or surgical castration as part of combined androgen blockade. A newer agent under investigation for prostate cancer is mdv3100. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i go for antiandrogen, am a famale whose front hair is thinning and got some hair appearing on chin ?
I recently took a supplement called Diindolylmethane which i learned afterwards is a potent antiandrogen.How long will the effects last.6 weeks so far?
Impossible: You did not share with us anything specific about 'the effects'. ...Read more
Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?
i am interested in finding herbs that will reduce my testosterone level and increase antiandrogen and estrogen levels, I am MTF transgender.?
Yes: I treat many transgenders and in order to get the most estrogenic effect, androgens need to be suppressed, particularly dihydrotestosterone. The prescription medications that are typically used for this purpose are spironolactone and finisteride. Saw palmetto also has the same activity, but may not be strong enough to inhibit dihydrotestosterone. Get some hormone levels before and after. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females targeting the hair loss problems, acne, unwanted hair?
Antiandrogens: Antiandrogens are used for acne, pattern hair loss and unwanted hair all the time. The one I use most is spironolactone. It works well for many women. With spironolactone, care must be taken to avoid extra potassium intake and pregnancy must be avoided when on any antiandrogens. Spironolactone may have some side effects such as irregular menses, breast tenderness, but is usually well tolerated. ...Read more
23 yr-old, since puberty had facial "bloating" and other symptoms suggestive of thyroid or cortisol issues, but hasn't found effective treatment....?
Subclinical Hypothyroididsm: In a difficult case like yours I take into consideration ratio of T4 to TSH. If the ratio is less than 2.5 I have found out that patients have hypothyroidism. I would take small dose of synthyroid like 0.25mg for a month and recheck T4and TSH then decide whether to continue or add some more. This will depend on how you tolerate it and what's your T4 and TSH. Obviously you have compound problem in situation like this hypothyroidism needs to be corrected first. Let me know how you do. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.. ?
Der are some...: Surgical modalities exist that can "disconnect" the nervous signal turn-on to stomach's acid production, & a number of surgical options can minimize acid reflux or alter emptying of stomach contents. Of course, medicines that block acid production have come a long way since 1978 when the first acid reducer (tagamet) was introduced. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms & appropriate options. ...Read more
Eat less move more: Weight loss after pregnancy is the same as general weight loss. Monitor your calories and increase your exercise. This may be hard after having a new baby, be sure to get your doctors advice on acceptable exercises depending on how long ago you gave birth. Also, be sure to get adequate rest, this will give you the reserves needed to take care of yourself and plan meals as well as time for you. ...Read more