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Why would a doctor prescribe steroids to treat hyperandrogenism?
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Dr. Richard Shewbridge
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
In brief: Adrenal problem.
Hyperandrogenism refers to excessive male hormone levels in female patients.
Some of the hormones produced in the adrenal glands are mild androgens, and in some conditions these androgens are over-produced. One of these disorders, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, responds to a small dose of daily steroid to greatly reduce the production of the mild androgens.

In brief: Adrenal problem.
Hyperandrogenism refers to excessive male hormone levels in female patients.
Some of the hormones produced in the adrenal glands are mild androgens, and in some conditions these androgens are over-produced. One of these disorders, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, responds to a small dose of daily steroid to greatly reduce the production of the mild androgens.
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