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Best Estrogen Blocker For Men
Can a man take an estrogen blocker to increase slightly low t levels, or is testosterone the only true way to raise levels? Do some men take only that?
Yes, no, yes: There are many ways to increase testosterone if it's proven necessary. It's our job to understand your specific needs and thus develop a regimen that works for you. Testosterone supplementation can render you infertile so if you want more kids, I wouldn't recommend it. In someone w/higher estrogens, an aromatase inhibitor is a consideration but only after you review risk vs benefit w/your provider. ...Read more
Excision&Liposuction: Estrogen grows breast tissue, low testosterone in relation to estrogen will too. Causes of gynecomastia (man boobs), include obesity, pot, ace inhibitors, various other drugs, and phytoestrogens present in soy and processed foods. A combination of liposuction to the breast and surrounding area, & direct excision of breast tissue are necessary to insure a good result. Results, reviews of surgeons! ...Read more
Antioestrogen: I estrogen lowering compounds are not presently approved in genetic males however can be used under supervision of a physican who understands your medical history tamoxifen is a compound which blocks action at cell level compounds like anastrazole can stop from making oestrogens. ...Read more
Under 30: Should be under 30- optimally. But should not be too low like shouldn't be in teens ...Read more
There are: No benefits. The only men who take them are "body builders" who put their faith in pharmacology instead of their genetics and work ethic, and then suffer the consequences for their poor decision making. Besides, you'd have to get them illegally on the black market, could get a very toxic drug instead, and could be liable for a felony conviction. Does that make sense? ...Read more
As men gain weight - mainly fat - the testosterone level is markedly decreased with an increase in estrogen. Once testosterone replacement is begun -least expensive with injections compared to creams etc. - your energy should increase and you fat decrease. The estrogen will also decrease.
After 6 months you would probably need a smaller pair of trousers with 4-6 inches decrease in your waist size. ...Read more
Why do men who have klnefelters syndrome taller? They have more estrogen so should they not be shorter?
Forgive my frankness: You will be told at various times by "environmentally conscious persons" that estrogens in the diet and the environment are ruining humankind and other living things, and that "phytoestrogens" are also extremely good for you. After 30 years, I'm totally unimpressed, and most of the claims have fizzled scientifically. Others here may disagree, but I say eat what you wish. ...Read more
Little estrogen?: Not sure that's true. It can reduce immune e responses. Minimize its use ...Read more
No: Do not mess with mother nature and the blockers will cause you harm ...Read more
What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?
Not gender issues: High estrogen in men doesn't cause gender issues, but can increase risk of cardiovascular disease including stroke, heart attack, and peripheral vascular disease. Also it can cause gynecomastia, erectile dysfunction, and infertility. Gender identity does not rely on hormone levels alone. ...Read more
I am a transgender male. I need an estrogen blocker but are there anything I should be careful of when im buy them?
Do not self prescrib: Internet medications are NOT safe. Please speak with a doctor for transition medications. Blockers alone could have unpredictable, unwanted, and unsafe effects. Planned parenthood offers transition care in many areas. Please be safe. ...Read more
Possibly: Selective estrogenic receptor modulators (serms) such as Clomiphene citrate or tamoxifen should increase lh (luteinizing hormone) and testosterone in men. Aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole) will also increase testosterone. The goal is to have testosterone to Estradiol ratio greater than 10. Certain clinical issues such as narcotic or obesity related low t are helped with these medications. ...Read more
Need more info...: Without further info on the detailed specifics, relevance, & sequence of events of your related symptoms/concerns + physical exam + testing as need, it is hard to deduce right diagnosis for right treatment. However, to do these correctly could not be that hard by following suggestions in articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onSexLife-ED-CareOptions. ...Read more
Yes: Heavy alcohol abuse leads to liver dysfunction which leads to elevated levels of estrogen. Additionally alcohol abuse tends to cause increase in body fat and aromatase that converts male hormones into estrogen. The upshot is end-stage liver patients often get spider angiomatas on their skin, enlarged breasts, and muscle atrophy. ...Read more
Are there any negative health effects associated with taking red ginseng and dim (diindolylmethane) which is a natural estrogen blocker?
Rare side effects: These are safe to take together as they have no known interactions. While both are safe, ginseng can cause anxiety and insomnia is some and rarely high blood pressure, low blood sugar, diarrhea etc.- see http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/asian-ginseng for details. DIM is not an estrogen blocker but improves estrogen metabolism, helping it to be metabolized to safer substances. ...Read more
Testosterone: Testosterone is higher in AM than PM. 317 in the afternoon is probably normal. In the AM, a value of 317 is borderline. Low T can be from obesity, many medications, elevated prolactin, etc. See your doctor, but do not jump into testosterone treatment without a thorough workup. There are many side effects from testosterone overtreatment. ...Read more
None: There are no testosterone "boosters", no matter what the internet and tv and your friends may tell you. The only way to "boost" your testosterone is through a healthy life style, proper nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of toxins like alcohol and tobacco. Save your money, and your health. Stay away from anabolics as well. ...Read more
Does hypercholesterolemia appear earlier in women than men? Is estrogen related in anyway? Does menopause also have to do with this?
I heard your body converts tesosterone to estrogen when you have high levels. For this reason would a teenager benefit from an estrogen blocker?
No: Don't listen to nonsense you see on the internet. All men have low amounts of estrogen in addition to high amounts of testosterone, just like women have high levels of estrogn and low amounts of testosterone. You don't want to fool with mother nature. Having more testosterone or less estrogen will not make you any stronger, sexier, agile, or in any way better. ...Read more
Does excess belly fat cause high estrogen in men or does high estrogen cause the excess belly fat?
No: This will actually probably make them worse. ...Read more
I am 18 and going on pro anabolic sups with an estrogen blocker, do I need liver support to start. It is non liver toxic the pills Sam?
Nonsense: Don't do it, by fda accounts, no supplements are healthy unless deficient and food is best, there always is liver risk with these unmonitored pills that fda has not approved or tested, a company can be fraudulent in their claims, don't believe them. Just get labs tested for normal levels of testosterone, if try to go over you risk liver cancer like the football player Lyle Alzado ...Read more
When a male uses a DHT blocker does that mean that instead of excess testosterone converting to DHT it will convert to estrogen? Is blocking DHT safe?
Yes (maybe): As you noted, 5ARIs (alpha reductase inhibitors) block conversion of Testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone. However, as a consequence, you might convert T into Estradiol (estrogen). This is real concern w/potential side effects such as gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction listed in small print for drug. There have also been reports of infertility. Only u can decide if benefit > risk ...Read more