PHT Live – Female Pattern Hair Loss, Hirsuitism and Testosterone in Females

Today we are discussing female pattern hair loss, hirsuitism (excessive and unwanted hair growth often on the face or chest), and congenital causes of elevated testosterone in females.

These are all issues that can cause considerable emotional angst.  Because of this, we will be discussing the underlying mechanisms and physiology behind these complaints.

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