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How to stabilize high level of DHT?

I am a female aged 22, i have taken alpha dht test and have been diagnosed with a high level of dht. my doctor has prescribed me finax tablets. However on the internet, it is mentioned clearly that it not to be used by females and that it is solely meant for males. Please advise.
Tue, 31 Jul 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Woman with an excess of DHT, you will experience things like increased growth of facial hair, increased growth of pubic hair, a cessation of menstrual periods, increased acne, and more.

Hair loss doesn't just happen to men. It can also happen to women who have high levels of DHT. Women with an excess of DHT may experience male pattern balding, losing their hair in the same way that men do.

Yes, it can be advised in females with female pattern of hair loss other testosterone symptoms, but you can aware of its adverse effects.

Common adverse effects are fatigue, weight gain, depression, anxiety, decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, hair shedding, breast tenderness, breast enlargement etc. If you observe above adverse effects please consult your doctor he will examine and treat you accordingly.

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