Discussions By Condition: Endocrine conditions

High Levels of Androstenedione

Posted In: Endocrine conditions 0 Replies
  • Posted By: smallz57089
  • December 19, 2008
  • 00:34 AM

I'm a 19-year old guy and I've been experiencing hair loss for the last year or so. I went to the dermatologist and got a blood test done and apparently I have high levels of androstenedione. I don't use the supplement by the same name. The doctor explained that there were three basic hormones: testosterone, DHEAS and androstenedione. The other two levels were fine. High levels of androstenedione can lead to hair loss.

Anyway, he said I'm probably going to have to go to an endrocrinologist to figure out why the levels are high and to get them permantently fixed. I was wondering if the hair I loss from this will come back when the levels are fixed? Will my hair be like it was before this problem? Also, I was wondering if anyone knew what this could be caused by and if there are any other symptoms that could present themselves?

Reply Flag this Discussion
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.

Signs of a Psoriasis Flare

Know the five types of psoriasis and how to spot flares.

How Diabetes Medications Affect Your Appetite

Newer diabetes treatments can suppress appetite and aid weight loss.

What to Do For Dry Mouth

Try these tips to get your salivary glands back into action.

The Painkiller – Constipation Connection

Constipation is a common side effect of opioid and narcotic pain medicines.

9 Signs of Sensitive Skin

Is it sensitive skin or something else?