Spironolactone Side Effects and Treatment for Hirsutism
Hirsutism is a condition which causes unwanted hair growth on androgen sensitive areas and there are many reasons present to cause hirsutism among women.There are many treatments available whether temporary or permanent. Spironolactone are one such that and it has Side Effects as well for the treatment of Hirsutism. Spironolactone Side Effects are severe that it can be seen easily.
We should examine the proper reason which causes the hirsutism before starting the any treatment. The cause need to be in consideration before starting your treatment. Some causes are hereditary, hormonal imbalance, PCOS etc.
Spironolactone is a drug which proves to cure hirsutism if it takes properly and regularly.
#4 Introduction to Spironolactone
It was initially developed to cure fluid build up due to kidney disease, heart failure or liver scarring. Spironolactone also helps in lowering the production of testosterone production among women.
Later it was discovered that this medication also helps to block the androgen receptors. The large production of androgen in the female body causes hirsutism or excessive unwanted hair.
#6 Daily Dosage
It is recommended to have dosage of about 50-200 mg daily. The medication should be done under the supervision of some specialized doctor. It is proved very effective for the patient suffering from the hypertension as it is a drug with mild diuretic.
#7 Contraceptive Pills
Sometimes Spironolactone can also be taken with the oral contraceptive pills in adequate amount to see more effective results.
It is not recommended for the pregnant women or who is suffering from breast cancer. Spironolactone Side Effects includes irregular periods, thirsty mouth, dryness, diarrhea, severe headaches, dizziness, weakness in the body, anxiety, mood swings, enlarged breast tissues and severe pain in the breast, deficiency of potassium, kidney disease, heart failure, liver scarring,
#9 Side effects
Some other Spironolactone Side Effects includes weakness, headaches, tender breast, sun hypersensitivity, reduced libido, nausea etc
Conclusion: It medication is not recommended as “Spironolactone Side Effects” has more effects on the body and cause major damage to your body for long term.
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