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Women living with testosterone

Women living with testosterone

How to feel like a woman when suffering from infertility, overweight and hirsutism?

"Oh! You've got a hairy back!” shouts your amused colleague when walking around your office chair. You start blushing. Fortunately, you are so quick that you dismiss this note with a joke, but anyway, you are thinking about his sentence for a few days.

Neither the temporary cosmetic removal of hair solves your problem. Problems with testosterone do not only include excessive hairiness (hirsutism), but also hair loss or disruption of fats and sugars. Hirsutisms often accompanies polycystic ovary syndrome, which is caused by hormonal imbalances.

Doctors usually solve the PCOS-related infertility by supplying hormones (estrogen). If a woman does not want to become pregnant in the near future, contraceptive pills are sufficient. And when hormones are not the right fit at all, she can try different kinds of tea blends containing, for instance, lady's mantle.

Male sex hormones are normally formed in women’s bodies (mainly in the ovaries and adrenal glands), but only in small amounts. In addition to already mentioned impacts, increased levels of testosterone affect how body fat is burned and stored. In affected women, fat is stored in places where it is not desirable such as in a belly.  Transforming the fat into muscles should not be a big problem, muscle mass grows quickly, but if you want to lose some weight, it is necessary to include activities such as a swimming, running, lively dancing or riding a bike.

If you are experiencing excessive hair growth in the area above your upper lip, chin, cheeks, chest, between your buttocks or lower abdominal, pills containing cyproterone acetate are one solution. But this solution is a long-term matter requiring at least 6 months to see results. In any case, problems with unwanted hairs should be solved by three specialists: gynaecologist along with dermatologist and endocrinologist. And to feel better from outside, try hair removal by laser.

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