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Dht And Estrogen
Yes: Testosterone is broken down into Dht & Estradiol (e2). Too much Dht is associated w/hair loss & prostate enlargement. Too much e2 is associated w/gynecomastia, eg nipple sensitivity and/or male breast development (moobs). Different medications can stop metabolism of t but can also upset balance (think of a seesaw). So if Dht goes down, e2 might go up. And vice versa. Talk to doc & monitor levels. ...Read more
20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)
Hair growth: There should be nothing to cause hair growth problems in a 20 year old man. Please see your doctor about that. Is there any evidence that your testosterone is low? Your body mass index (BMI) is at the very low end at 20.7. Are you dieting or exercising so much that you are not gaining weight? ...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
Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?
Medication, not supp: Testosterone is broken down into Dht & e2 (estradiol) under a feedback system not unlike a thermostat. By lowering dht, you can trick body into making more t in order to raise dht. Same w/lowering e2 to raise t. Beware that Dht & e2 are on a seesaw so that lowering one raises other. In other words, always check all 3 levels. Finally, supplements alone can't do this, just medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: Typically, these are all metabolized the samer. ...Read more
What pituitary hormones cause the adrenal gland to produce mineralocorticoids, glucocorticoids, and androgens and estrogens including pregnenolone?
Pituitary & steroids: Hi. Pituitary ACTH regulates adrenal cortisol production; it also acutely stimulates aldosterone, but is not the principle regulator. LH principally stimulates gonadal steroid hormone production (both genders make androgens & estrogens, but in opposite dominance). Pregnenolone is early in the steroidogenic pathway in both adrenals and gonads. Good luck! ...Read more
Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone?
Spironolactone: 26F NY asks: Does spironolactone actually increase basal levels of estrogen or does it just block androgens, decreasing testosterone? ANS: complex: decrease T production by testis, increases T conversion to E2 so more estrogen and displaces T from SHBG. Binds with T receptors thus acting like anti T. I specialize in BP and diet and drug RX. Happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more
Yes...: ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levels Decrease: As the body ages, the levels of these hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes in your body. For a long description of the role and importance of these two hormones, visit: http://doctorscotts.Com/bioidentical-hormones.Php hope this answers your question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kinda sorta maybe: But first, weight gain in whom? Men? Women? Low in testosterone ; estrogen? Or normal levels? Interesting question but too general. Estrogen is linked to water retention which can lead to weight gain. Testosterone can lead to muscle development which can result in weight gain. Not exactly sure what you're looking for. Can you give us some more details ; specifics so that we can answer your questio. ...Read more
Which one produces less DHT and hairloss, androgel or testosterone shots? Im on androgel and started to notice hair loss
Same: There is probably very little difference between hair loss due to androgel or testosterone shots, or the testosterone patches (androderm) it is more likely dose dependent (meaning the higher the dose of testosterone, the more likely you are to lose hair). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The Beast?: If you're referring to "the beast anabolic activator, " a homeopathic spray purporting to contain "molecular imprints" of a slew of hormones (including the 2 you mention), amino acids, RNA & dna (?), and a bunch of other things i've never heard of. In sum, it's water and alcohol, and won't have any effects whatsoever (besides your pocketbook). ...Read more