Lara Briden's healthy hormone updates
Hi everyone, 

I live in New Zealand, but I regularly attend my Sydney clinic. My next dates are coming up soon June 15-24, and I still have appointments available for existing patients. I'd love to see you! Book by contacting my assistant Lisa on 02 8011 1994 or email

In this issue, I bring you my latest blog post about treatment options for facial hair and other androgen symptoms. And an invitation to any clinicians to attend our upcoming September endometriosis symposium.

7 Best Natural Anti-Androgen Treatments for Hirsutism (Facial Hair)

Natural anti-androgen treatments reduce testosterone or block its effects. In women, androgen blockers can improve the symptom of unwanted facial hair (hirsutism), usually associated with PCOS.

Anti-androgen supplements are not a stand-alone treatment for PCOS. You still need to fix the underlying driver of your type of PCOS
Continue reading..

4 Causes of Androgen Excess in Women

androgen excessIf you suffer hair loss, facial hair (hirsutism), or acne, then you know all about androgen excess. Androgen means “male-hormone,” and your doctor may have gone so far as to test you for testosterone and other androgens. Or she may not have bothered to test, but simply diagnosed you based on symptoms. Either way, she probably prescribed an androgen-suppressing drug such as spironolactone.

But let’s think this through. Why do you have androgen excess? What else can you do about it?‚Äč Continue reading..

Are you a clinician in Sydney? You won't want to miss our September endometriosis symposium. I'll be speaking alongside Prof Jason Abbott, naturopath Leah Hechtman, physiotherapist Taryn Hallam, and TCM practitioner Andrew Orr. Get your ticket here.
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Lara Briden
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I'll be in my Sydney rooms next week and I still have some appointment times available for existing patients. My dates are June 15-24 and then September 18-27.
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