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

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 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 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?

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'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 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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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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Testosterone (Definition)

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