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Androgens - About

Androgens - Predominately Male Sex Hormones

About

 

      Some of the better known androgens:

 

TESTOSTERONE

DHEA

ANDROSTENEDIONE

DHT

 

      Androgens have anabolic effects - causing the growth of muscle, bone and organs predominately in men, but also in women

 

-       The more muscle mass you have, the more androgens are produced

 

-       The more androgens produced by your body, the more muscle mass you have

 

 

      Androgen characteristics - include:

 

-       Big muscles, bones

 

-       Thick, heavy hair growth on face and body – women have heavy hair growth above the lip, men have facial whiskers

 

-       Thinning/balding hair on head

 

-       Acne and oily skin

 

-       A prominent belly

 

 

ANDROGENS - Links

Androgens Related Links:

ABOUT ANDROGENS

About Androgens

 – “Predominately Male Hormones

SPECIFIC ANDROGENS

ANDROSTENEDIONE

DHEA

TESTOSTERONE

Production/Secretion in the body

     In Men

     In Women

 

Metabolism

Functions:

      In Men

      In Women

 

Circulating levels

 

Effects / Symptoms of HIGH TESTOSTERONE

      In Men

      In Women

 

Effects / Symptoms of LOW TESTOSTERONE

      In Men

      In Women

DHT

  - Problems Associated with High or Low DHT Levels

    (E.g. Acne, PCOS, Hirsutism, BPH, Prostate Cancer)

    •  In Men

      In Women

 

Androgen Dominance (AD)

About Androgen Dominance

AD-Related Helath Problems
    •  Acne

      PCOS

      Hirsutism

      Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
    •  Male Pattern Baldness
    •  Female Pattern Baldness
    •  Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)
Hormones Links

 

HORMONES- Related Links:

HORMONES

Hormones 101 – “Feel Good, Look Good”

Chart of Human Hormones

Testing Hormone Levels

 > Take Hormone Test

 Synthetic Hormones

        – “Frankenstein Version of Natural Hormones”

Balance Adrenal "Stress Managment" Glands  

(1) AMINES:

5-HTP – “SSRI Alternative”

SEROTONIN – “Mood Hormone”

MELATONIN – “Darkness Hormone”

 > The Biological Clock

T3 and T4  - “Thyroid Hormones (Triiodothyronine and Thyroxine)”

HISTAMINE – “Inflammatory Response Hormone”

Fight or Flight Catecholamines:

EPINEPHRINE. NOREPINEPHRINE 

DOPAMINE –  “Go Get it! /Reward Hormone” 

(2) POLYPEPTIDES:

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)  - “For auto immune disease, cancer, AIDS, COPD and the common cold”

FSH, LH and GnRH

PROLACTIN – “Cool Down Hormone”

INSULIN – “Blood Sugar Uptake”,  GLUCAGON, IGF

LEPTIN – “Curb appetite / Burn Fat”

GHRELIN – “Hunger Hormone”

(3) STEROID HORMONES:

Steroid Hormones

Steroid enzymes affecting Steroid Production /Activity 

Glucocorticoids

 CORTISOL – “Stress Hormone”

MIneralocorticoids

ALDOSTERONE – “Water Retentive Hormone”

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex hormone-binding carriers

Estrogens – “Predominantly Female Sex Hormones”

Progestagens

PREGNENOLONE

PROGESTERONE – “Precursor to Androgens, Estrogens and Corticoids”

Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

Androgens -"Predominately Males Sex Hormone"

Sterols

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

  CALCITRIOL (active form)

  CALCIDIOL (circulating form)