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What are some benefits and risks of estrogen blockers for men?

What are some benefits and risks of estrogen blockers for men?

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

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more


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Are estrogen blockers safe to take for bodybuilding and reducing fat?

Are estrogen blockers safe to take for bodybuilding and reducing fat?

NO: Why don't you grow up and stop looking for pharmacology to help you? Learn to eat less, exercise more and get healthy naturally -- not compromising your health by looking for new and different poisons to put into your body. ...Read more

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Will I need to take estrogen blockers first to start taking testosterone?

Will I need to take estrogen blockers first to start taking testosterone?

No: Definitely not. You should have your Estradiol (estrogen) checked each time you have your total and free testosterone levels checked, but I only start estrogen blockers like Anastrozole if the patient has signs or symptoms of excess estrogen. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and 5'8" I want to be 6'0" will taking estrogen blockers and IGF-1 help me grow. My growth plates are still open.

I'm 17 and 5'8" I want to be 6'0" will taking estrogen blockers and IGF-1 help me grow. My growth plates are still open.

No!: Do not take any drugs to try to help you grow. If your growth plates are open you will continue to grow some, but give up hope for six feet. That is VERY unlikely and no drugs will help in any meaningful way. ...Read more

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Are estrogen blockers a safe alternative to steroids for building lean muscle and reducing body fat?

Are estrogen blockers a safe alternative to steroids for building lean muscle and reducing body fat?

NO: Why don't you grow up and stop looking for pharmacology to help you? Learn to eat less, exercise more and get healthy naturally -- not compromising your health by looking for new and different poisons to put into your body. ...Read more

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20yr male 69' 140lb... considering taking estrogen blockers to increase testosterone and build muscle. Thoughts?

Bad bad idea: No offense meant, but don't do it. That's medically unsound and the limited studies don't even support that it works. This kind of idea should be in fairy tales by now. Surely you can bulk up with sound training and without these crazy body-builder fads? Good wishes. ...Read more

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20yr male 69' 140lb... can decreasing estrogen, increase testosterone and improve hair growth? (Estrogen Blockers)

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

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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#

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

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Natural breast cancer remedies? I learned that estrogen-receptor blockers treat cancer, but what are some ER blockers?

Natural breast cancer remedies? I learned that estrogen-receptor blockers treat cancer, but what are some ER blockers?

I am not sure what u: Mean by "natural" but if u mean something other than what ur oncologist recommends u are putting urself at great risk of failed treatment. There have been great strides made in the treatment of breast cancer and the current therapies are well documented and successfully employed with thousands of patients every year. Feel free to obtain a second opinion but seek a proven treatmnt, not snakeoil. ...Read more

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Do males have estrogen?

Do males have estrogen?

Yes: Men make estrogen as well as testosterone. But they make much more testosterone than estrogen, so the testosterone effects win out. ...Read more

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Are estrogen pills safe?

Are estrogen pills safe?

Depending: Depends on the type of estrogen. Most synthetic oc's are ok to use for short periods of time to plan or space pregnancy but then I suggest getting off of them long term. We are exposed to so many estrogen like chemicals and other hormones in our polluted environment that minimizing synthetic hormone exposure is best way to avoid increase in cancer risk in later life. ...Read more

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Does budlight have estrogen?

Does budlight have estrogen?

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

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Does flax increase estrogen?

Not enough: To make any difference. In fact, taking it doesn't really make any difference except to spend money. ...Read more

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How do you increase estrogen?

Diet: Phytoestrogens (plant estrogens) are present in many foods. However, one might ask why you want to increase your estrogen. If you are menopausal, you can try food supplements or actually take estrogen orally. Most birth control pills contain Estrogens but usually lower estrogen levels by also suppressing the ovaries. To answer your question better, I would have to know what your objective is. ...Read more

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Do strawberries have estrogen?

Do strawberries have estrogen?

Not significant: 100 grams of strawberries have about 50 micrograms of phytoestrogens. This is not really enough to be significant. ...Read more

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