Androgen and weight gain

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Avatar m tn But then when I got off the birth control pill because my husband and are ttc my weight went out of control. For me having extreme low progesterone and more of androgen is going to confuse the body (making it think it should be pregnant or menopause). The pill is to help the body chemically on what it “craves.” And if it works for you like it did for me it regulated your periods. In part yes it will help you lose weight or just control but it will not be the main source for losing weight.
Avatar f tn I was overweight/obese as a child and teenager until my early 20s. Aged 21 I started getting excess facial/bodily hair and my weight increased to its highest (can't remember what but I was a UK size 18/US size 22). Then aged 22 my periods went from being 5 days long, 3 days heavy 2 light to lasting just 3 days, none particularly heavy. Aged approx 26 I went on the pill, first microgynon then after this didn't go well I was switched to yasmin.
Avatar f tn This can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes and heart disease. It can also help you lose weight if you need to. Optimizing ones weight helps control the hormone imbalance. Walking is a great exercise that most people can do. If you smoke, consider quitting. Women who smoke have higher androgen levels that may contribute to PCOS symptoms.
Avatar f tn So for women that are overweight, it is really important for these women to lose weight to reduce the androgen production and possibly reduce many of the symptoms. I am overweight by 60lbs and it just piled on in a short time. I don't eat all that bad. It is extremely difficult to lose the weight once you have gained. I tried atkins for a month and only lost 5 lbs during that time.
Avatar n tn Severe anemia and malnutrition, excess weight gain or weight loss, hypothyroidism too can contribute. If you have been on pills or depot shots then this can be post pill amenorrhea. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm taking spironolactone 50mg per day + Brenda 35 pill & minoxidil 1mg capsule form each day all for fphl that started in my early 30s after having my only child.... I'm tired of the weight staying on & want to stop Brenda pill as it makes my periods very heavy, makes my face all brown & blotchy & isn't letting me lose weight, is there another pill that's suitable with the anti androgen (spiro) that I'm already using?
Avatar f tn Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation. Severe anemia and malnutrition, excess weight gain or weight loss, hypothyroidism too can contribute. If you have been on pills or depot shots then this can be post pill amenorrhea. Do discuss this with your gynecologist (consult another if need be) and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar n tn her symptoms have been excessive hair growth, alpecia, excessive weight gain in the stomach area and face. she had thousands of test done. no cysts on her ovaries, no tumors seen on an mri of her head. thyroid uptake and ct scan were normal. autoimmune tests came back normal. she has a sharp pain that radiates from the back of her head into her ear cannal and the side of her neck.
138239 tn?1239924924 my blood work showed my DHEA 78 & normal is between 102-1185, when asked doctor about this she didn't know why, thought there was a supplement for this. Asked Endocrinologist, he said it was nothing to be concerned about. So, whats up???? I've been battling weight gain for the past 3 years. Feel that there is really something wrong with my adrenal glands.they have tested me for Cushings (negative), scooped me from 1 end and the other.
Avatar f tn The syndrome is caused by suppression of gonadal hormones and adrenal androgens; its symptoms include weight gain, fatigue, depression, osteoporosis, vasomotor instability, sexual dysfunction, and menstrual cycle irregularities.
1467071 tn?1289090737 (Skin is weird, cannot pick at a simple blackhead or pimple. Gross I know... nervous habit.) Weight gain, headaches that last sometimes 2 or 3 days, heel and foot pain mostly, some other muscle pain, I turn red on my ears, neck, chest, and arms with alcohol, I cannot remember anything, swollen lymph node(removed, came back benign), I am stressed and depressed because of all these symptoms mostly the fatigue.
Avatar f tn Thank you very much for helping me understanding these results, if they also results in the sudden gain of weight that I cannot lose any longer and what alternative treatment you may recommend Lucy
Avatar f tn Causes of secondary amenorrhea include stress and anxiety, malnutrition, depression, overexercising, sudden weight loss or gain (obesity),thyroid disorders and hormonal imbalance due to polycystic ovarian syndrome(PCOS).Smoking is also associated with secondary amenorrhea. Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation.
Avatar n tn php#Reproductive PCOS can affect 5% of all women and common symptoms include irregular menstrual cycles, increased growth of hair on the body, loss of hair on the head, acne, and weight gain.
Avatar f tn PCOS is a hormonal problem which causes multiple symptoms like infertility, secondary amennorhea, obesity and weight gain, increased insulin levels and resisitance, hypertension, acne, hirsutism, multiple small cysts in the ovary etc. Diagnostic tests are 2 hr GTT,serum androgen and testosterone levels,LH-FSH ratio,prolactin levels,TSH levels,17-hydroxyprogesterone levels and 3D ultrasound done.
Avatar n tn excessive hair growth, weight gain,irregular menstrual cycle, acne, dandruff, high blood pressure, and infertility. Left untreated, it can lead to other more serious complications, including endometriosis, heart disease, and ovarian cancer. Diagnosed by tests like 2 hr GTT,serum androgen and testosterone levels,LH-FSH ratio,prolactin levels,TSH levels,17-hydroxyprogesterone levels and 3D ultrasound done.3 D ultrasound is the golden test for diagnosing PCOS.
Avatar n tn DHEA (androgen) and Insulin. And of course, the cystic ovaries. How are your menses? I would get menses every month before I was put on Yasmin, however, they were not regular, I had heavy bleeding and a lot of pain. No one single symptom is enough to diagnose this syndrome, you have to do all the required tests. I suggest you ask for an insulin test as well, if you haven't had one yet.
1721870 tn?1309391528 Sometimes tumors of the ovaries and brain may also cause absence of menstruation. Severe anemia and malnutrition, excess weight gain or weight loss, hypothyroidism too can contribute. If you have been on pills or depot shots then this can be post pill amenorrhea. Your mother needs to discuss all this with your gynecologist. Take care!
1455004 tn?1285867061 My period each month became later and later and finally in jan 2010 I was 10 days late...and not pregnant. So, yes weight gain will affect your period. Cholestrol only in the past few months, research has linked PCOS and heart disease. She needs to give you an ultrasound to see if you have any of the classic cysts as assciated with PCOS. Here is my list of hormones that would and SHOULD be tested for PCOS.