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How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

Same answer: Need 2B evaluated by an encrinologist if ur levels are abnormally high, i.E if you have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in which case you would already be under an endo. Dr. Source of hormone needs to be eliminated if androgen level high from an androgen or testosterone secreting tumor. Advise against taking anti-androgen medication if your testosterone or androgen level is only high normal. ...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 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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How can one reduce high androgen levels in their bodies if you are a woman?

How can  one reduce high androgen levels in their bodies if you are a woman?

For most: Women it's because of obesity and Insulin resistance. Diet, exercise and weight loss will help. Metformin is often useful and there are antiandrogen medications available. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What are somr medication i can take to lower androgen hormone levels?

What are somr medication i can take to lower androgen hormone levels?

Depends: Need 2B evaluated by an encrinologist if ur levels are abnormally high, i.E if you have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in which case you would already be under an endo. Dr. Source of hormone needs to be eliminated if androgen level high from an androgen or testosterone secreting tumor. Advise against taking anti-androgen medication if your testosterone or androgen level is only high normal. ...Read more

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Can spironolactone lower your androgens to low? Labs below normal level. Is that desired or will it cause problems? Taking bc too.

Can spironolactone lower your androgens to low? Labs below normal level. Is that desired or will it cause problems? Taking bc too.

Yes and no: It depends on your symptoms and what else is going on. Personally I would adjust the dose to allow the androgens to be in normal levels, unless there were other symptoms that suggested otherwise. ...Read more

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After taking Accutane what will be the other symptom of excess androgens in females if Accutane stops the sebum without reducing DHT levels?

After taking Accutane what will be the other symptom of excess androgens in females if Accutane stops the sebum without reducing DHT levels?

Menstrual change: , if you have pcos you may miss many menst. Periods, lose scalp hair, grow hair in the wrong places, and get more acne. If you do not have a tumor, your dr. May give you spironolactone or a birth control pill: some are better than others. Often both are used. ...Read more

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Will aerobic exercises lower androgen and free testosterone levels?

Will aerobic exercises lower androgen and free testosterone levels?

In extreme.: It is well described that exercising on to high an intensity will lower sex hormones in both men and women. The reality of over training is diminished benefits from exercise, increased risk of injury, including stress fractures, and low sex hormones. ...Read more

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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to lower a woman's high testosterone level? Any types of foods to avoid with pcos? Any types to consume more of?

Probably not...: PCOS has been known highly related with genetic factors. There has been no known natural ways to suppress testosterone, but a gyn-doc can help you with meidcations such as metformin and Clomiphene + low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession, which is foundation of healthcare and key to live a long, controlled, realistic, happy life. So, go to see a Gyn-Doc timely. Best wish. ...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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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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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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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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Is it possible to permanently reduce high androgen levels?

Is it possible to permanently reduce high androgen levels?

High androgen level: Androgen is produced by the testicles and the adrenal glands. (90% from the testicles and 10% from the adrenal glands). Surgical castration is a permanent way to remove the majority of the androgen within the body. www.peedoc.com @drhtay. ...Read more

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What drugs will you be prescribed for excessive menstration insuline resistant failure to ovulate and high levels of androgens?

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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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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Can ptsd and stress cause elevated testosterone and high androgen levels?

Can ptsd and stress cause elevated testosterone and high androgen levels?

The results of : Studies on this subject are conflicting. So there's no conclusive evidence that ptsd can increase testosterone level. As a rule, stress lowers levels of male and female hormones. Take care! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/22261549/?I=3&from=/12707485/related. ...Read more

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Can women have androgen excess, but when you take birt control pills you get your period?

Can women have androgen excess, but when you take birt control pills you get your period?

Yes: Androgen excess, i'm assuming from pcos, produces symptoms such as facial/body hair and acne. Pcos is also associated with anovulation and irregular periods. Taking birth control pills will not cause you to ovulate, but will restore the normal cyclical pattern of estrogen and Progesterone to induce your uterine lining to proliferate and shed giving the woman a period. ...Read more

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Taking 100 mg Spironolactone daily and testosterone is still too high. Are there additional methods for lowering androgens in women?

Taking 100 mg Spironolactone daily and testosterone is still too high. Are there additional methods for lowering androgens in women?

Weight loss: The best way to improve metabolic issues to achieve and maintain ideal body weight. Until weight is managed, no treatment will work well. ...Read more

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Are androgen blockers safe for a woman of 19 years of age with moderate to severe acne?

Are androgen blockers safe for a woman of 19 years of age with moderate to severe acne?

Spironolactone: Spironolactone is used to treat many different disorders, from high blood pressure to fluid retention. Although the U.S. Food and drug administration doesn't recognize spironolactone as an acne treatment, it is often prescribed off-label to treat hormonally influenced breakout in women.
This medication isn't a first line of defense against acne breakouts. It is only effective for hormonal acne. ...Read more

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High Cortisol level, good Androgens level and growth of facial hair, what might be the cause?

High Cortisol level, good Androgens level and growth of facial hair, what might be the cause?

FACIAL HAIR CORTISOL: HIGH CORTISOL LEVELS AND "GOOD" ANDROGEN MIGHT VERY WELL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR EXCESS FACIAL HAIR!
DO SEE YOUR PCP OR AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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I was wondering all females who are pregnant or have kids do not have extra hair on bodies. Can hairy female conveive? Or just sensitive to androgens?

I was wondering all females who are pregnant or have kids do not have extra hair on bodies. Can hairy female conveive? Or just sensitive to androgens?

Can conceive...: Body hair varies greatly among normal women and is genetic in nature. Some women have a lot and others don't. By itself, it doesn't mean you can or cannot get pregnant. A women who is hairy and doesn't have regular periods may have PCOS that is preventing ovulation and this will prevent pregnancy. Women with PCOS have higher androgen levels and hair where it shouldn't be on a female. ...Read more

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Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

Can women with androgen insensitivity syndrome get pregnant?

No: Women with androgen insensitivity do not have internal female organs-- no uterus or fallopian tubes. Their gonads are testes, not ovaries. Externally, they have the appearance of normal females, but do not develop pubic or underarm hair. ...Read more

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What's the difference between testosterone and free androgen level? Which one diagnoses PCOS?

Compelx: Neither one diagnoses PCOS. Testosterone is an androgen ("male type hormone") that can be measured in blood in either free or total (meaning bound) form. A Free Androgen Index is a calculated number = total testosterone/SHBG. The FAI is not useful for PCOS testing, the testosterone level, if elevated in a woman with irregular cycles and ultrasound findings, may diagnose PCOS. ...Read more

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