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Estrogen Blocker Gynecomastia
Does ensure powder have estrogen and does it cause gynecomastia? It seems to be the case: http://www. Menshealth. Com/nutrition/s (around 3rd page).
No and no: Ensure products have no estrogen, but do contain soy, which has been thought to have estrogen-like effects in men. But, per livestrong. Com, "no research has shown that soy isoflavones can produce effects similar to pathologically high estrogen in men. A 2011 analysis of clinical data in the journal "fertility & sterility" found no effects of soy products or isoflavones on male sex hormones in men. ...Read more
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more
Very theoretical question, but if gynecomastia is often caused by excess estrogen/low T in some way can the tissue itself contain/increase estrogen?
It may but not used: While it may help block growth of the breast cancers in women, it is generally not considered first line therapy for gynecomastia and is not indicated for this purpose. However, I recently had a patient whose endocrinologist prescribed this as an off label indication. You should first be fully evaluated by an endocrinologist. ...Read more
Yes. With the administration of clomiphene, an antiestrogen, approximately 50% of patients achieve partial reduction in breast size, and approximately 20% of patients note complete resolution.
Tamoxifen, an estrogen antagonist, is effective for recent-onset and tender gynecomastia. Up to 80% of patients report partial to complete resolution. Another drug is danazol. ...Read more
Best not to “treat” the gynecomastia by attempting to manipulate your hormonal levels. If you have concerns about abnormal hormonal levels being causative of the gynecomastia, best to seek consultation with an endocrinologist.
If, in the long term, gynecomastia remains a concern, surgical correction may be indicated; usually involves direct excision of gland tissue and/or liposuction surgery. ...Read more
Gynecomastia: Generally, no treatment is required. Pubertal gynecomastia resolves spontaneously within several weeks to 3 years in approximately 90% of patients. Breasts greater than 4 cm in diameter may not completely regress. For patients with idiopathic gynecomastia or with residual gynecomastia after treatment of the primary cause, medical (antiestrogens) or surgical treatment may be considered. ...Read more
Is there ay medication I can take to reduce gynecomastia in my chest, the doctor said that my estrogen level is just a bit over that normal?
Wait it out: If it persists after 21yrs. Then see a plastic surgeon ...Read more
Can dim /di-indole-methane/ supplement that balances estrogen levels, help get rid of gynecomastia?
Balancing estrogen?: Maybe. There's no good studies ; little theory; it's targeted for bodybuilders abusing steroids. You're an adult now. You're also taking prednisone, which I must suppose is prescribed by a physician for something really serious. Your life is too difficult already for you to be called "the guy with the __s". You owe it to yourself to have definitive treatment, which is office surgery. ...Read more
Just got gynecomastia surgery done for 4 wk ago, almost all glant is removed. When will it be ok to start using testosterone and anti estrogen again?
If you are a male with large breasts that have been removed you may not need testosterone Have your doctor check your testosterone level.
Why do you need anti-estrogen.
Just to be sure, are a female changing to male? If so that would indeed have an effect on your testosterone level. ...Read more
How strong is the relation between dht blockers and developing gynecomastia/ puffy nipples? Read some men got this cause increased estrogen. Explain??
I have a test today and my testosterone and estrogen are in a good range. I'm 18 and my gynecomastia is not severe but I have puffy nipple. Will it go?
Gynecomastia in adolescent males is not uncommon and is harmless. It is best not to focus on it and consider it as a normal finding. To decrease the discomfort from your clothes rubbing on the nipple, you may want to wear a T-shirt or tank top underneath your shirt.
It will be less noticeable as time goes by.
Take care! ...Read more
Why hyperthyroid can cause gynecomastia? What's the connection thyroid hormone and estrogen, testosterone?
Complex interaction: Gynecomastia can occur in hyperthyroidism due to an induced increase in peripheral aromatase activity leading to an increase in circulating estrogen levels, and thus decreased testosterone levels. Most of the estrogen in men is made from the peripheral conversion of testosterone and other androgens to estrogens. Other mechanisms are probably at play as well. ...Read more
Gynecomastia most often begins at puberty, but can occur at any age. There many causes for gynecomastia and it is important to sort out the cause before choosing a treatment.
Anti-estrogens are not used for treatment as they will not reduce the size of the tissue that has already formed. The best treatment is surgical excision. If there is abnormal breast tissue, the specimen can also be checked. ...Read more
What are some ways to reduce estrogen in males because I have gynocomastia and I've read estrogen influences male breast tissue.?
See your doctor: True gynecomastia with breast tissue in males is rare. It can be a side effect of taking certain drugs or having a hormonal imbalance. I would see your doctor to make sure this is breast tissue and to check the chemical and hormonal balance in your body. You may also want to check your weight, as that is a more common cause of gynecomastia in males. ...Read more
I am 33 and have suffered with gynocomastia since puberty. Can estrogen blockers reduce breast tissue or just prevent it? I was big, am now 5'10" 152#
Unlikely: It would be important to make sure your doctor has excluded certain medication effects or disorders as a cause. It is also important to eliminate the contribution of excess weight to the process. If you have done both, residual tissue, especially if it is true breast tissue would need surgical removal. Estrogen blockers won't do it. ...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
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
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
No: This will actually probably make them worse. ...Read more
On new testosterone med. This one is compounded with a built in estrogen blocker. Is this a safe and effective strategy for upping levels?
No: Do not mess with mother nature and the blockers will cause you harm ...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
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
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
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
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
I plan on doing a cycle of prohormone steroids soon. I'd rather use a "serm" rather than an over-the-counter test booster/estrogen blocker. Help?
Don't do prohormones: Prohormones are not studied enough to know what the long term side effects are. The most potent form of an androgenic hormone is dihydrotestosterone! the best way to become more androgenic you need more testosterone because everything else is considered less potent. If you can naturally raise your testosterone without going beyond the normal reference range then I see it as safe. ...Read more
If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?
Why the concern?: Testosterone replacement is supposed to restore normal levels, not higher than normal. As such, with normal levels, estrogen production should not be excessive. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, you may have elevated estrogen. If you notice breast enlargement on therapy, have your physician check an Estradiol level, and if elevated, consider Letrozole or arimidex (anastrozole). ...Read more
Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more
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