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New dimension in the treatment of female sexual dysfunction

...inistered DHEA to 32 patients. Long-term risks of androgen replacement therapy are not known. Dr. Goldstein and colleagues note that more research is needed to determine whether women with sexual dysfunction should receive this treatment....

Bald head bad health

...erate. Bald men seem to have a greater number of androgen receptors in their scalps , and androgens may contribute to both atheroscelrosis - build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries - and thrombosis, a susceptibility to blood clots.Researchers also say that heart disease and baldness may be inherited toge...

Cure for osteoporosis in prostate cancer patients

...ted in prostate cancer patients who are undergoing androgen deprivation therapy by administering dosages of di...er treated with external beam radiotherapy without androgen deprivation or started on androgen deprivation therapy. Serum testosterone and oestradiol, along wi...

Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer

...igned to receive either radiation therapy alone or androgen suppression given during and after radiotherapy fo...oeneman said. He also questioned Bolla's assertion androgen suppression could contribute to cancer cell death. "Androgen suppression in the history of man has n...

Stress triggers acne

...stress produces increased secretion of the hormone androgen //which results in an increased production of acne-causing oil. Teenagers are more likely to suffer from acne due to the hormonal changes that are already underway. Pimples occur when excess oil accumulates around skin cells helping bacteria to thriv...

The Effectiveness Of The Breast Cancer Drug By Pfizer

... as aromatase, which normally converts the hormone androgen into estrogen in postmenopausal women. The drug thereby curtails the actual supply of estrogen to the cancerous tumors that are dependent on it, rather than blocking estrogen after it is already produced. Pfizer markets exemestane under the brand nam...

Treatment For Prostate Cancer Found To Increases Fracture Risk

... and cause prostate cancer cells to grow. Lowering androgen levels can make prostate cancer // shrink or grow ...ropin-releasing hormone agonists. This is known as androgen deprivation therapy. After comparing the fracture incidence of more than 3,800 men with prostate ca...

The Benefits Of Dual Therapy for Patients With Prostate Cancer

...ers hope for these patients: // The combination of androgen suppression therapy (hormone therapy) with radiation therapy improves survival rates. AST inhibits the release of androgen, a male sex hormone. Researchers say that combining three years of AST with radiation therapy has been shown to improve surviv...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Can Increase The Risk For Osteoporosis

...teoporosis. The research showed men treated with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) after prostate cancer run a higher risk of developing the bone-thinning disease most common among women. Men who are older, smoke, or suffer from alcoholism are at especially high risk. For the study the records of 184 pros...

Low grade prostate cancer may be treated with mild treatment

...ve used either observation or immediate or delayed androgen withdrawal therapy. The patients were observed for...sing in 20 years under observation or treatment by androgen withdrawal therapy alone. The risk of death from low-grade prostate cancer seems to be 0.6% only for...

Balding gene may come from mother

...arrowed down this genetic variance to the gene for androgen receptor. One particular variety of this gene had... sport a head full of hair at sixty. The gene for androgen receptor lies in the inherited X chromosomes of the men, and the X chromosomes always comes from the...

Protein Linking Vitamin E And Prostate Cancer

...synthesize prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and the androgen receptor. Both these steps are vital in the development and progression of the cancer. “No one really knows how vitamin E works. TAP may give us insights into how vitamin E works anywhere in the body and why it is a required vitamin,” observed Edward...

Mode Of Action Of The Anti-Convulsant Valproate

...id receptor-a-galactosidase reporter assay for the androgen receptor (AR), progesterone receptor (PR) or estro...gonist for human AR and PR but not ER. Valproate’s androgen and progesterone antagonism at concentrations within therapeutic blood levels seems likely to contri...

Abuse Of Anabolic Steroids Causes Acne In Bodybuilders

...e of anabolic steroids, more specifically anabolic androgen steroid (AAS) can lead to acne due to the stimulation of sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands present in the skin // secrete a substance sebum into hair follicles and majority of the body surface. Anabolic steroids are used to treat facial swelling l...

Vitamin D In Pole Position At Clinical Endocrinologists Meet

...es, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, androgen use, and performance enhancing drugs . For more information, visit http://www.aace.com....

Male Contraceptives-Soon to be Reliable and Reversible

...blished in the April 29 issue of The Lancet. The androgen or androgen-progestin treatment combinations in me...n in women. Male contraception studies involving androgen treatment and androgen-progestin combinations are presently being conducted in China and Europe. Res...

Researchers Purify Protein That Could Regulate Male Hormones

...rotein plays a role in gene activation mediated by androgen receptor, a protein that responds to androgen hormones. In this regard, the novel protein may figure in the development of prostate cancer.Androge...

Link between Obesity and Post-Radiotherapy Outcome in Prostate Cancer Patients

...with dietary factors, genetic modifiers of steroid androgen metabolism, insulin, and a detailed investigation of the insulin growth factor pathway to explore the underlying mechanisms of action in prostate carcinogenesis,' suggest the authors. (Source: Eurekalert)...

A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin

...erapies. Current oral contraceptives help decrease androgen levels, and therefore decrease acne. In addition...tone prevents excessive oil production by blocking androgen receptors and decreasing androgen production in both the ovaries and adrenal glands. The result is f...

PSA Can Predicts The Treatment Response In Advanced Prostate Cancer

...he body. The men were treated with seven months of androgen deprivation therapy, a treatment designed to block...at a low or undetectable PSA after seven months of androgen deprivation therapy is a powerful predictor of risk of death in patients with new metastatic prostat...

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