Home » Frequently asked Questions on Health » Can females have high testosterone levels?

Can females have high testosterone levels?

Q: I want to know the reasons for high testosterone levels in females and how it can be cured?

A:You have not stated it specifically, but I presume your presenting complaint is hair growth on chin and chest, perhaps associated with irregular periods, and/ or darkish colour of skin in the neck and armpit folds (acanthosis). This is often due to a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which is becoming quite common in adolescent girls and young adult women. The high testosterone levels are associated with, and most of us endocrinologists feel due to, high levels of insulin. Taking Ginette 35 for several months is a good way to control the high testosterone; in addition, it is important, in order to reduce the high levels of insulin, to make several lifestyle changes like: a) Regular exercise (walking, cycling, swimming, dancing, etc.) b) Reduce the intake of oily, fried, and sugary foods, e.g. fried snacks, fast foods, cold drinks, juices, etc. Instead, take plenty of fruits, salads, whole and sprouted dals, etc. Do not miss meals; and do not starve in terms of total quantity of food.


................... Advertisement ...................




Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

Latest stories

Regional Cancer Centre Gets Clean Chit From Government-Appointed Panel

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:30:13 IST
Kerala Joint DME Sreekumari's team has given a clean-chit to the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) with respect to the allegations that a 9-year-old girl patient who was admitted to the RCC, was given HIV-infected blood.

Swine Flu Explosion: 42 New Cases Reported In Mohali, Tips To Prevent It

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:30:42 IST
Mohali district reportedly sees increased number of cases of swine flu this year. So far, there have been 42 positive cases and five deaths of this deadly disease. Here's a list of tips to prevent it.

Angry With The Expensive Treatment, Patient Stabs The Doctor!

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:30:57 IST
When the doctor came in to examine him on Monday evening, the patient attacked the doctor in a fit of rage. It is being stated that the patient took this step because he was upset with the expensive treatment.

65 Year Old Zirakpur Man Dies Of Swine Flu

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:30:10 IST
A 65-year-old man, called Kirti Kumar died due to swine flu in Zirakpur, on Monday. This is the third swine-flu death in the Derabassi Subdivision within a period of one month.

Kerala AIDS Society Grants 'Clean Chit' To Regional Cancer Centre

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:30:10 IST
According to a report by the Kerala State AIDS Control Society, the blood given to a nine year-old girl during transfusion at Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram was tested before the process, and HIV was not detected, but the same was detected at a later stage.