Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an androgen hormone that helps in developing male characteristic in he body. This blood test helps to measure levels of the androgen hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) present in the body. Raised androgens is among one of the possible signs of polycystic ovarian syndrome.
Androgens are generally referred to as 'Male hormones'. This hormone is present in both male and female body as it is essential to both for normal reproduction system, cognitive function, emotional well-being, bone strength, and lean muscle function and growth.
In women, androgen hormones are formed in the ovaries, adrenal glands, and fat cells.
Consult your doctor and inform about your current conditin and symptoms. Accordingly you will be prescribed by your doctor on the prevention measure to be taken by you.
The treatment is mostly focused on the problematic symptoms suffering an individual.
Birth control treatment:Those women when trying to get pregmant are prescribed with hormonal birth control pills are suggested that helps to reduce androgens and treat the symptoms as well.
But it is not advised to all the women, always consult your doctor before taking those medications.
Anti Androgen drugs: These medications helps to reduce the effects of excess androgens circulating in the body. Your doctor might advice to take it along with birth control medication as well depending upon your health condition.
Insulin Reducing Drugs: Insulin reducing medications are prescribed when you are trying to conceive.
Hair Removal: If you are suffering from excess hair growth than usual in your body, you can also opt for removal of unwanted hair permanently. It can done through hair layser removal and elecytrolysis.
Test Method 1: Before advising you to take the blood test, your doctor will conduct a physical examination based on your symptoms. If found any related symptoms indicating you will be prescribed for the blood test of Dihydrotestosterone.
Test Method 2: In the Blood test, a small amount of blood will be collected through inserting a needle in a vein of your arm.
Report available: The test report is available in the same day.