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What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females for their hair?

What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females for their hair?

Helps: We have used spironolactone in women with excess androgens (polycystic ovaries) for many years. It blocks testosterone action at the hair follicle. It will not reduce current hair, but may decrease further hair growth. ...Read more

Antiandrogen (Definition)

They block the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast and other tissues in the body. They may stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow ...Read more


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What do you think about usage of antiandrogens in females targeting the hair loss problems, acne, unwanted hair?

Antiandrogens: Antiandrogens are used for acne, pattern hair loss and unwanted hair all the time. The one I use most is spironolactone. It works well for many women. With spironolactone, care must be taken to avoid extra potassium intake and pregnancy must be avoided when on any antiandrogens. Spironolactone may have some side effects such as irregular menses, breast tenderness, but is usually well tolerated. ...Read more

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Should i go for antiandrogen, am a famale whose front hair is thinning and got some hair appearing on chin ?

Should i go for antiandrogen, am a famale whose front hair is thinning and got some hair appearing on chin ?

Hormone workup: you should definitely see an endocrinologist. This is a hormone doctor. He or she will be able to perform a good physical and get some lab tests to see if you have any hormone imbalances that may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Would using Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)blockers like an Antiandrogen to block DHT's from affecting hair follicle growth have unpleasant side effects?

Sometimes: Some men may experience breast growth while taking a DHT blocker, especially if on the drug for a prolonged period. Libido can also happen. If this happens stopping it will regress problems. Hope this helped! @christianassad ...Read more

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I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.. ?

I am on spironolactone 100 mg for androgenic hair loss, would maca root interfere witht spironolactone or decrease it`s antiandrogenic effect.. ?

Wouldn't help: It's not that it would interfere, it's that it wouldn't help! also, you don't know what's in the product you take, since it's not checked or inspected. Further, all "supplements" can have adverse side effects. Don't get your medical education from tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I want to know antiandrogen effect on male?

I want to know antiandrogen effect on male?

Anti androgen male: Anti androgen in males result in changes of function and changes in sappearncefunction changes in clyde decrease in sexuality physical changes over months increase in brest tissue and increased fat deposition. ...Read more

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Can I use an antiandrogen for treating oily skin?

Can I use an antiandrogen for treating oily skin?

Yes with supervision: The use of spironolactone as an anti androgen for acne is quite common and should be used under supervision of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is antiandrogen effect permanent?

Is antiandrogen effect permanent?

No: Once antiandrogen therapy is stopped, the skin conditions treated (acne, hirsutism, hair shedding) seem to return to their former levels. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: antiandrogen?

What is the definition or description of: antiandrogen?

Google it: They block the activity of estrogen (a female hormone) in the breast and other tissues in the body. They may stop the growth of some breast tumors that need estrogen to grow and gynecomastia in men. ...Read more

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What is antiandrogen therapy?

What is antiandrogen therapy?

In men, for prostate: Antiandrogens act by blocking the binding of testosterone & derivatives to the androgen receptor. These agents are used as therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. Drugs such as Bicalutamide are often used in combination with medical or surgical castration as part of combined androgen blockade. A newer agent under investigation for prostate cancer is mdv3100. ...Read more

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