Clinical Hyperandrogenism means that there are signs of high levels of androgens (male sex hormones) physically visible on the body. These signs include symptoms such as excessive body hair (hirsutism), acne and hair loss. When assessing hyperandrogenism, doctors often also look for biochemical hyperandrogenism, the measurement of elevated levels of androgens in the blood.
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