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What happens when you take an anti-androgen?

What happens when you take an anti-androgen?

Blocks Testosterone : Anti androgens block the production of testosterone and its utilization in the periphery. So essentially the is no testosterone available and its effects on the body and tissues are blocked. ...Read more

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

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

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What is anti-androgen therapy? What are its effects?

What is anti-androgen therapy? What are its effects?

Differs: Hi. Anti-androgen therapy is used for women with androgen excess (usually ovarian or adrenal in origin), and for men with prostate issues (cancer or BPH). What is used depends on the setting. If you wanna give us more info, perhaps we can narrow that down. Good luck! ...Read more

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Males who take anti androgen are always obese, true?

Males who take anti androgen are always obese,  true?

Anti androgen: I don't quite understand why you mention "anti -androgen"!
If you are concerned about obesity you should have your primary doctor evaluate your issue and when that is complete he should refer you to a dietitian. ...Read more

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Could I buy anti-androgen medications online without a prescription?

Anything is possible: But I strongly advise against buying any medications online. You will not know if the medication is actually what you intended to purchase. Even if it is, the drug may have been adulterated or contaminated. I strongly advise against purchasing drugs online. ...Read more

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What's the use and purpose of an anti-androgen pills?

What's the use and purpose of an anti-androgen pills?

Prostate cancer: Antiandrogens are used in patients with metastatic prostate cancer to help lower testosterone levels. Testosterone fuels prostate cancer. ...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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What happens if girls, who were born girls, take anti-androgen pills?

What happens if girls, who were born girls, take anti-androgen pills?

Dx drives the Rx: This question requires a bit more info. What is the diagnosis that requires the use of anti-androgen therapy. For instance, Lupron (leuprolide) has a clear-cut indication and use as an anti-androgen. Depo-provera has also been labeled an anti-androgen when used off-label. ...Read more

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What is the best hormone pill and anti androgen pill to fasten your feminization? What milligrams?

What is the best hormone pill and anti androgen pill to fasten your feminization? What milligrams?

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Can men gain tolerance to most powerful anti androgen like androcur as its not at all effective as it was few months ago. Is it because i m eating foods that raise testosterone or any other reason? What to do?

Can men gain tolerance to  most powerful anti androgen like androcur as its not at all effective as it was few months ago. Is it because i m eating foods that raise testosterone or any other reason? What to do?

Hold 1 month: when using her in males it should not be administered alone when using for extended periods of time. other meds to counteract side effects or prevent them should be given. In your case stop for 1 month then restart. but because u are having chest pain I would get a stress test. there are instances of heart abnormalities when not taking properly ...Read more

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What is the strongest anti-androgen for men with prostate cancer?

Xtandi and Zytiga (abiraterone acetate): There are 2 new anti androgens available Xtandi and Zytiga (abiraterone acetate). Xtandi works at 3 places as testosterone enters cancer cells. Zytiga (abiraterone acetate) needs to be taken with Prednisone to prevent side effects. Both work well and usually help for 1-2 years and have been shown to delay the need for chemotherapy. ...Read more

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I get nightmares every day i wish i didn't mess with hormones! will using anti-androgen/testosterone blockers help?

I get nightmares every day i wish i didn't mess with hormones! will using anti-androgen/testosterone blockers help?

Confusing question: Your question is not very clear...However, my best guess is that you a) took some testosterone and b) began having problems with nightmares and c) now have anxiety about these nightmares. If those assumptions are true. Consult with a md about weaning off the testosterone. If the nightmares persist there is a medication that might help (prazosin). ...Read more

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What Birth Control pills that are anti-androgen available in the US? i've been thinking of switching to one from the Mirena

What Birth Control pills that are anti-androgen available in the US? i've been thinking of switching to one from the Mirena

Birth control pills: All birth control pils have some anti androgenic effects by up regulating sex hormone binding globulin decreasing the levels of free testosterone. Those containing Drospirenone have a secondary anti androgenic effect by competing with testostosterone at the receptor level. ...Read more

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Thought I had 1 slightly pcos ovary causing hirsutism, recent ultrasound show no pcos. Then why do I have hirsutism? Anti-androgen seems to not work

US not necessary.: NIH consensus criteria for diagnosis of PCOS:
1) Menstrual irregularity.
2) Clinical &/or biochemical evidence for androgen excess.
3) Exclusion of other disorders. ...Read more

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Not married. PCOS. On metformin. Should I also take anti-androgen meds now too? And Clomid (clomiphene)? Or I should only take metformin, exercise & healthy diet?

Not married. PCOS. On metformin. Should I also take anti-androgen meds now too? And Clomid (clomiphene)? Or I should only take metformin, exercise & healthy diet?

See Below...: I would only recommend Clomid (clomiphene) if you are trying to get pregnant. It is not recommended for long-term use or just to treat PCOS. Spironolactone (antiandrogen) is a good addition if you have excessive hair growth around your mouth or other places that are unusual for a women. Excercise and weight loss are are the best treatment for PCOS and work well in motivated women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How could a supplement lower DHT but multiply testosterone and androgen?

Medication, not supp: Testosterone is broken down into Dht & e2 (estradiol) under a feedback system not unlike a thermostat. By lowering dht, you can trick body into making more t in order to raise dht. Same w/lowering e2 to raise t. Beware that Dht & e2 are on a seesaw so that lowering one raises other. In other words, always check all 3 levels. Finally, supplements alone can't do this, just medications. ...Read more

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Are there any natural, healthy ways to boost testosterone? Many supplements seems sketchy, at best, and am I skeptical of the effect of diet.

Are there any natural, healthy ways to boost testosterone? Many supplements seems sketchy, at best, and am I skeptical of the effect of diet.

No need for supp.: Dear Joseph:
There is no need to boost testosterone if you are an otherwise healthy man. Your body will produce the right amount. Actually, even in older people that have been found to have a deficiency, the latest clinical trials have shown minimal benefits (www.nejm.org). So I would recommend not to seek ways to boost your testosterone if you are otherwise healthy.

All the best,

Ariel ...Read more

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What are some natural testosterone supplements?

No such thing: Sorry, i hate to be the bearer of bad news but there's no such thing as a natural testosterone supplement, at least not something you can buy otc w/o prescription. Don't believe miraculous claims by manufacturer. No supplement has any peer-reviewed published data to prove safety & effectiveness, not even dhea. Otoh, recent study showed exercise could decrease risk of hypogonadism. ...Read more

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What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

What are good natural testosterone supplements/stimulants?

Testosterone is but: one hormone in a chain of hormones. All of them need to be measured in a lab to know what one(s) may be imbalanced. Then your doc can prescribe the proper hormone and dose. Please don't try to do this yourself. Natural approaches to this are available through a nutritional consultant or nutritionally oriented physician. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the safest all natural supplement to boost testosterone ? I m concerned about elevated prostate risk but have low t.

What is the safest all natural supplement to boost testosterone ? I m concerned about elevated prostate risk but have low t.

None: You never know what you're getting. Vigorous exercise and weight loss is the best natural way to boost t. But, find a specialist who can really talk with you about the risks of testosterone therapy and your prostate. The risk of prostate cancer with testosterone supplementation is overblown and not substantiated in the medical literature. ...Read more

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Is there a safe natural way to boost my testosterone levels? Like with vitamins or supplements

Is there a safe natural way to boost my testosterone levels? Like with vitamins or supplements

No magic pill: Find some sports that you really enjoy, if you have a romantic partner work hard on the relationship and all of its aspects, and eat sensibly, getting used to limiting what you eat to what you really need and getting plenty of protein and less grease and sugar. This will probably raise your testosterone and very likely get you the things you want from having the higher testosterone. Cheers. ...Read more

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Been tested and have low testosterone. I'm not sure exact number but maybe it was around 300? any natural supplements? Don't want prescrip, thanks!

Been tested and have low testosterone.  I'm not sure exact number but maybe it was around 300? any natural supplements?  Don't want prescrip, thanks!

Diet and exercise: 300 is usually thought to be normal but I think it low for a 36 year old male. Make sure it's a real value (morning level, I usually do fasting). The best treatments are often neglected: Eating a healthy diet (lean proteins, fresh fruits/veggies, not too many sugars or dairies), exercising regularly and getting regular sleep are very important. DHEA is an OTC supplement that may help. ...Read more

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


Dr. Alvin Lin
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Testosterone (Definition)

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