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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

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 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

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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 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 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 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 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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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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Will I ever have a natural erection again? Taking androgen 4 pumps/d. Have dm ii, ex opioid addict, taking suboxone, Effexor 150mg/d, glucovance (glyburide and metformin)

ED: Very difficult to say, it depends on how well your diabetes is controlled, how long you been on the androgen and it may or may not help. I hope you can to speak with your doctor at length about this. Good luck. ...Read 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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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 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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