Doctor insights on:
Dht And Estrogen
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
Blocking DHT for recessive hairline? Is this safe? Will excess testosterone be converted to estrogen instead of DHT if I do this? Could cause gyno??
5ARIs block DHT: You've been studying! That's awesome! Seriously! 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 a real concern w/side effects such as gynecomastia, loss of libido, erectile dysfunction listed in small print for drug. Only u can decide if benefit worth risk. ...Read more
I had been applying androgel to my penis, without knowing its not recommended. Would the fast absorption covert to and cause elevated estrogen or dht?
Unbelievable: Just when I thought I have heard everything. Stop doing it and you should be fine. ...Read more
How strong is the relation between dht blockers and developing gynecomastia/ puffy nipples? Read some men got this cause increased estrogen. Explain??
So I might be taking the wrong one she told me over the phone n I bought Estroven so u think I need estrogen to help the side affects of the birthcont?
Yes: Beer has estrogen if it contains hops, as most beers do. Hops are very estrogenic, and young girls picking hops have been reported to have early puberty. It is not surprising then that male breast enlargement and impotence are also associated with heavy beer consumption. A little research reveals to me that budlight does indeed contain hops, so the answer is an unequivocal yes. ...Read more
Don't: Estrogen levels should not be lowered. They are critical in a womans fertility, regular cyclicity and have many beneficial effects. If there is a specific condition that warrants suppression then there are many treatments, including lupron, (leuprolide) birth control pills and other methods. The question should be why do the estrogen levels need to be decreased? ...Read more
Unlikely: In a women with monthly cycles who ovulates, estrogen levels normally fluctuate from 40-400 pg/ml. Levels above this are unusual unless a hormone producing ovarian tumor. You may be referring to a lack of ovulation with low Progesterone making estrogen dominate. Your gyn can evaluate. ...Read more
Heavy periods: The symptoms of high estrogen or estrogen dominance are heavy periods with clots, irregular periods that are heavy, water retention, pms, large and tender breasts, growth of fibroids, high blood pressure, diabetes, migraines and severe cramps. These symptoms may also be from Progesterone deficiency. ...Read more
Estroblend: black cohosh and isofavones are natural sources of phytoestrogens that help reduce hot flashes and night sweats.
Phytoestrogens: also called 'dietary estrogens', they are a diverse group of naturally occurring nonsteroidal plant compounds that, because of their structural similarity with Estradiol have the ability to cause estrogenic effects. ...Read more
Estrogen levels...: ...vary depending on where in the cycle you are. If the Estradiol (ovarian estrogen) is really undetectable, then it could be timing dependent, or you could be having cycles due to another source of estrogen (pills, patches, fat cells, etc). Furthermore you could be having postmeopausal bleeding which is a risk for cancer. see a gynecologist! ...Read more
Over expression: A number of different malignancies have been associated with production of estrogen. Many are ovarian tumors such as granulosa cell tumors and thecomas. Estrogen-producing endometrioid adenocarcinoma resembling sex cord-stromal tumor of the ovary and Sertoli cell tumors of the testis, and adrenal tumors have also been reported to produce increased levels of estrogen. ...Read more
Helps the dryness: Estrogen cream is given to help menopausal women with vaginal dryness and other local effects of menopause while avoiding the whole body effects of an estrogen pill. However, limited amounts of the estrogen in the cream may be absorbed. Women with breast cancer should check with their oncologist prior to taking estrogen cream. ...Read more
There is indirect: Evidence that associates estrogen cycling with development of breast cancer: early onset of menses, late menopause, use of birth control pills, few pregnancies (therefore "excess" cycling estrogen) and use of post menopausal Estrogens for hot flashes all are more common with those developing breast cancer than those that have fewer to none of these factors. Something else caused; e promotes, grows. ...Read more