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In men, excessive estrogen can cause gynecomastia, enlargement and formation of female like breasts in men (gyno/bitch-tits) by binding to estrogen receptors in the nipples area. Estrogen may also interfere with testosterone production in men and may cause libido (sex drive) problems. Other side effects of excessive estrogen include: water retention (edema), impotence (in men) and acne. The highest concentration of estrogen receptors in the body is found in the breasts and nipple area.
That is the reason for potential gynecomastia problems in men and breast cancer in women. Anti estrogens work by binding to the estrogen receptors and by doing so, they prevent harmful estrogen from binding to these receptor.
Hair Loss Problem And Cure.
Hair loss can start with a few extra hairs in the sink or in your comb. Later, it can progress to a bare scalp. Baldness typically refers to excessive hair loss from your scalp and can be the result of heredity, certain medications or an underlying medical condition. Anyone - men, women and children - can experience hair loss. Some people prefer to let their baldness run its course untreated and unhidden. Others may cover it up with hairstyles, makeup, hats or scarves. And still others choose one of the medications and surgical procedures that are available to treat hair loss.
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Treatment for acne depends on how severe it is. It can take several months of treatment before acne symptoms improve. If you just have a few blackheads, whiteheads and spots, you should be able to treat them successfully with gels or creams that contain benzoyl peroxide.
Isotretinoin has a number of beneficial effects: it helps normalise sebum and reduce how much is produced; helps prevent follicles becoming clogged; decreases the amount of bacteria on the skin; reduces redness and swelling in and around spots.
However the drug can also cause a wide range of side effects. It is therefore only recommended for severe cases of acne that have not responded to other treatments. Because of the risk of side effects, isotretinoin can only be prescribed by a specially trained GP or a dermatologist. Isotretinoin is taken as a tablet. Most people take a four- to six-month course. Your acne may get worse during the first 7 to 10 days of treatment. However, this is normal and soon settles.