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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

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)