Hyperandrogenism

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Hyperandrogenism

Excessive secretion of androgens (male sex hormones).
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Double Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya has lodged an appeal to Switzerland's Federal Supreme Court after losing her case against controversial IAAF rules forcing her to lower her testosterone levels.The Court of Arbitration for Sport earlier this month rejected the South African's challenge against measures imposed by the IAAF that compel "hyperandrogenic" athletes to lower their testosterone levels if they wish to compete as women.
Semenya, said to be a hyperandrogenic athlete due to having higher than normal male harmone levels, challenged the IAAF's new rule of regulating testosterone in women athletes in Lausanne.
Endometrial blood flow is impaired in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome who are clinically hyperandrogenic. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol.
Physicians treating these patients should be aware that amelioration of androgen excess in patients with CAH should also be considered as a way to prevent cardiovascular symptoms and not only as a tool to improve hyperandrogenic symptoms.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is defined as a state of anovulation due to chronic hyperandrogenic condition, and it is a common endocrine disorder which affects 10% of women in the reproductive age.
Long-term response of hirsutism and other hyperandrogenic symptoms to combination therapy in polycystic ovary syndrome.
Medical treatment involving a hypoestrogenic, hyperandrogenic, and hyperprogestogenic environment allows for symptom relief and possibly increases fertility, including oral contraceptive pills, selective estrogen/progesterone receptor modulators, a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device, danazol, and aromatase inhibitors.
Criteria for defining PCOS as a predominantly hyperandrogenic syndrome: An androgen excess society guidelines.
(19) Hyperandrogenic states can be up-regulated by mechanisms that involve insulin resistance.
Testosterone measurements in women are used for evaluating states of androgen excess to exclude androgen-producing tumors and to aid in the diagnosis of other hyperandrogenic states, the most important being PCOS, the most common endocrine disorder in females.