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Dr. Emily Altman
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Excess Hair (Definition)

Hirsutism is a clinical finding in which there is abnormal growth of facial hair. This can occur anorexia ...Read more


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Does drinking spearmint tea increase estrogen levels in women?

Does drinking spearmint tea increase estrogen levels in women?

No: I can find no evidence that this is the case. You list your age as 21. If there is a concern about a hormonal imbalance, talk to an ob/gyn to get further clarification. ...Read more

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Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

Does taking daily spearmint tea to reduce elevated testosterone levels (caused by PCOS) have an effect on thyroid? I have hypothyroidism

PCOS: Spearmint tea does not reduce testosterone levels to the degree necessary to assist with PCOS. It also does not have a clinical effect on thyroid hormone production. There are medications to induce ovulation if you are trying to conceive, but oral BCP are the best therapy for PCOS, and prevent other problems with PCOS. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a couple of PCOS related questions: would you recommend consumption of spearmint tea to reduce testosterone levels, and should ovarian cysts be examined regularly?

Hello, I have a couple of PCOS related questions: would you recommend consumption of spearmint tea to reduce testosterone levels, and should ovarian cysts be examined regularly?

Insulin resistance: PCOS tx should include measures to reduce insulin levels. this is accomplished by lowering your carbohydrate intake dramatically and increasing your green vegetables and protein intake. Reviewing ovarian cysts is not standard of care. Metformin is commonly used which helps ovulation they an insulin sensitivity pathway. ...Read more

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Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

No: None of those items have an effect on the functioning of any birth control. I'm not sure I understand your question or why you mention what I think is a date (April 28th). Please ask again and try to be clear about what you need. Best. ...Read more

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Can hirsutism be dangerous?

Can hirsutism be dangerous?

Depends on the cause: If the hirsutism is caused by an adrenal mass, then it's more dangerous. If it's caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome, then it will impact your life but not necessarily kill you. The most important thing is to find out the cause of the hirsutism. ...Read more

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What are ways of coping with hirsutism?

What are  ways of coping with hirsutism?

Hirsutism: Local treatment -- waxing, shaving, laser. Medical evaluation and therapy -- see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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