4 Causes of Androgen Excess in Women

Why some women have too much testosterone.If you suffer hair loss, facial hair (hirsutism), or acne, then you know all about androgen excess or high male hormones.

You may have been given the diagnosis of PCOS but there are actually several different reasons for androgen excess in women.

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Treatment for 4 Types of PCOS. Treat the Cause.

4 types of PCOS**See the updated 2019 version of this blog post: 4 Types of PCOS (a Flowchart) **

I invite you to think differently about polycystic ovary syndrome.

PCOS is not one thing. It is not one disease. PCOS is a set of symptoms. The key primary symptom is a failure to ovulate regularly. Failure to ovulate is why you are deficient in estradiol and progesterone. It’s why you have high testosterone, and why you develop secondary PCOS symptoms such as hair loss, acne, and infertility.

You cannot treat PCOS until you first ask: “Why, in your particular case, do you not ovulate?”

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8 Ways Magnesium Rescues Hormones

magnesium rescues hormonesAs my patients can tell you, I prescribe magnesium for almost every hormonal condition including PCOS, thyroid, hair loss, PMS, migraines, and perimenopause.

Magnesium deficiency is common because our modern soils are depleted and because the body dumps magnesium during stress. So, if you have are under stress, you probably need magnesium.

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Spironolactone: Is It Really the Safe Drug for Hormonal Hair Loss?

spironolactone is not safeThis spironolactone post is dedicated to all of my readers and patients who struggle with Pill-induced hair loss and PCOS. If the comments section on my Hair Loss post is to be believed, there are a LOT of you out there.

As a doctor and a human being, I am concerned about the growing magnitude of this problem. More than anything, I am concerned that we try to solve a drug-induced problem by throwing another drug at it.

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