hyperandrogenism


Specialty of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

The androgyny, or hyperandrogenism, is a disorder characterized by an excessive presence of androgens in women. Androgens are male sex hormones (testosterone, androsterone, androstenedione ). When present in excess in women, causes the development of certain male characteristics or bodily changes: increased body hair (hirsutism ), alopecia, acne or seborrhea, disturbances in the menstrual cycle, elimination of ovulation, serious&hellip voice: The main causes of this disorder include polycystic ovarian syndrome, a malfunction of the adrenal gland, an enzyme deficiency during pregnancy ( placental aromaterasa, when the disorder is gestational origin), or the administration of some drugs. The treatment of this pathology depends on the cause that gives rise.

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