Winona prescribes estrogen and progesterone in various forms, at appropriate prescription levels. If improper doses of hormones are taken, there can be unwanted side effects, like increased hair growth. We implore patients to only take hormones at the levels prescribed by their Winona physician.

We do offer DHEA, which is a gentle way to increase testosterone levels, but we do not prescribe testosterone directly. DHEA is provided at clinically-safe and appropriate levels, which should not cause excess hair growth. If a woman takes too much testosterone, she may experience "hirsutism" or excessive growth of hair on her face.

You should not experience hirsutism with estrogen, progesterone, or DHEA, as prescribed by our Winona physicians.

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