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More women need testosterone checked according to new guidelines

Updated guidelines for those with excess hair were just published online by the Androgen Excess and PCOS Society.

[if !supportLists]1. [endif]All women with excess hair or hirsutism should have blood level testing for testosterone and free testosterone

[if !supportLists]2. [endif]All women with signs of elevated male hormones should have testing for 17-hydroxprogesterone, testing at the appropriate time of the day and the appropriate time of the cycle is important as well

[if !supportLists]3. [endif]Even if blood testing doesn’t indicate you have abnormal levels, the new society guidelines suggest treatment, for this you have to see your gyno and discuss

[if !supportLists]4. [endif]Lifestyle changes have positive effects on the hirsutism, improving all aspects of the hormone disorders that cause this

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