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Adrenal Gland Suppressors

Adrenal gland suppressors may help prevent hair loss in people with conditions that produce excess androgens from the adrenal gland.

Although androgens are primarily produced by the testes in men and ovaries in premenopausal women, the adrenal gland also produces these hormones. Some hair loss patients may have conditions (e.g., adrenal tumors, adrenal hyperplasia, Cushing’s syndrome, and PCOS) that increase adrenal production of androgens.15, 22

Glucocorticosteroids can help suppress excess adrenal androgens. These steroidal drugs include prednisone and dexamethasone. The drug cyproterone acetate, which is actually an androgen receptor antagonist, also weakly inhibits these androgens.15, 203

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