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Androgens are natural hormones produced in a woman's ovaries and adrenal glands. Their role deals with musculoskeletal, nervous, and vascular tissues. Interestingly enough, androgens play a key role in an adult women's sexuality. Many studies have shown that the addition of low doses of androgen to estrogen replacement therapy can help women with failing libidos. In addition, it is also well known that androgens can resolve hot flashes that have been unresponsive to estrogen alone. It can also increase bone density, by stimulating bone formation and by slowing bone loss.

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Graduation Year: 1981

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Question:

Dear Doctor Ackerman,

I have begun the change of life. My doctor gave me Estrogen tablets, but I am still having hot flashes months later. I feel as if nothing is working. Any suggestions for me and other women who share similar symptoms?

Thanks in advance,
D.K.

Answer:

Dear D.K.,
You are absolutely correct. There are a significant amount of patients who do not respond to estrogen alone in the treatment of vasomotor symptomotology (hot flashes). At this time of your life, not only are estrogen levels dramatically decreasing, but also hormones known as androgens decrease significantly (almost by 50%) during menopause.

Androgens are natural hormones produced in a woman's ovaries and adrenal glands. Their role deals with musculoskeletal, nervous, and vascular tissues. Interestingly enough, androgens play a key role in an adult women's sexuality. Many studies have shown that the addition of low doses of androgen to estrogen replacement therapy can help women with failing libidos. In addition, it is also well known that androgens can resolve hot flashes that have been unresponsive to estrogen alone. It can also increase bone density, by stimulating bone formation and by slowing bone loss.

Androgens in the form of methyl testosterone have been widely and safely prescribed to millions of women in the United States alone. The only way to approach menopause is to have a comprehensive history and physical, along with a supportive laboratory work-up, and proper imaging tests…for example, mammography and bone density testing. Treatment plans need to be individualized for each patient. As far as your hot flashes, give your doctor a call and discuss your situation specifically.

Best of luck! Drop me another line if I can be of any further help to you.

Sincerely,
Ronald T. Ackerman, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.


Note: Opinions expressed here are for educational purposes only and, as such, do not constitute and should not be interpreted as initiation of a physician-patient relationship. This information is not intended to supplant the need for you to consult with your physician prior to choosing therapeutic options and/or interventions.

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