Anti-androgen are drugs that can counteract the effects of male sex hormones. It is also called androgen receptor blockers. Anti-androgen is a well-known therapy in prostate cancer.
Anti-androgen can treat the following conditions in men:
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland. It produces seminal fluid that transport and nourishes the sperm. It lowers the androgen levels and prevents it from reaching and stimulating the cancer cells.
It is an extreme sexual fantasy, behavior or urges that is difficult to control. Anti-androgen directly acts on the hormone keeping the effects of sexual desire on control.
It is an emotional disorder described by strong sexual arousal to objects, situations and person.
Anti-androgen can treat the following conditions in women:
PCOS is a common health problem. It is caused by an imbalance of reproductive hormone creating problems in the ovaries. PCOS can cause irregular menstruation and may lead to inability to give birth.
Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cause of cancer death. Ovarian cancer starts when abnormal cells in the ovary grow out of control.
For transgender women and non- binary people:
Anti-androgen are most effective when taken with estrogen. It can help suppress both masculine and feminine trait.
Non-steroidal anti- androgens
Anti-androgen side effects
Anti-androgen can produce a range of side effects which includes: