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Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


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Can hormone therapy (eostrogen) in a male cause horniness?

Can hormone therapy (eostrogen) in a male cause horniness?

Rarely given to men: Estrogen should not generally be given as hormone therapy to men. Exceptions are (very mrarely) treatment of advanced prostate cancer, or male to female trangender patients. I would expect estrogen to decrease horniness as testosterone is the most important hormone for male sex drive, and most men have much more testosterone than estrogen in their blood (a 10:1 ratio or higher is normal). ...Read more

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Which hormone causes acne in males?

Which hormone causes acne in males?

Testosterone and dhe: Acne can be seen in men of all ages due to hormonal fluctuations. Improving the acne is good skin care, improving your diet (eat low glycemic, more fruits and veggies rather than refined foods, decreasing dairy) and the use of peels or lasers depending on how severe it is. You have Accutane as an option but only for severe acne. ...Read more

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Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Could birth control/synthetic estrogen cause more breast growth in women?

Sort of: Many women notice some increase in breast size while on ocp - it's not permanent though, and returns to normal when the pills are stopped. ...Read more

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Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

Theoretically the lack of estrogen and progesterone in women causes menses to cease . Therefore why doesn't HRT causes menses?

It should: If hrt is given continuously, in other words, estrogen and Progesterone on a daily basis with no breaks, then you should not have any bleeding unless it is a breakthrough bleed. If you cycle on e and p and go off it them for 5 days then many women will experience light bleeding. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Can high progesterone in males lower sodium in the blood and increase testosterone conversion to estrogen?

Not so much: As progesterone doesn't particularly cause hyponatremia(low blood sodium) but is felt to predispose people(really women) to some degree of exercise induced hyponatremia. It really has limited effect on the aromatization(conversion) of testosterone to estrogen. ...Read more

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What's androgen excess in women?

What's androgen excess in women?

Multiple sx: Women with excess male hormones can have excess facial and body hair, acne, irregular periods (and lack of ovulation). There are several different causes of excess androgens in women, so an evaluation needs to be done to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

NO: It just makes testosterone levels in the bloodstream a bit lower due to fatty tissue excess deposition, particularly in the abdominal area. ...Read more

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Is the level of testosterone hormone regulated in males?

Is the level of testosterone hormone regulated in males?

There is a: Thermostat in your brain the controls testosterone level by sending a chemical signal to your pituitary gland which in turn sends another signal to stimulate your testicles to produce testosterone. ...Read more

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Does a lack of estrogen in women cause depression?

Yes: Estrogen boosts serotonin and can raise endorphins which will help your mood. With lower levels of estrogen, one can develop symptoms of depression. ...Read more

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Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Is it true that testosterone levels in women increase during menstruation and estrogen levels decrease?

Ovulation: Testosterone levels are highest in females during ovulation, which usually is converted to estrogen ands progesterone. But this higher testosterone level causes an increase in libido. ...Read more

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How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

How spironolactone decreases testosterone production in a pcos woman?

It doesn't: Spironolactone is a diuretic that also happens to block testosterone receptors in hair follicles. Since many women with P COS experience some degree of hirsutism as a result of the elevated testosterone common with PCOS the Spironolactone is prescribed to block the receptors to prevent those hair changes. The testosterone production can be decreased by suppressing the ovaries with OCP's. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone and high estrogen cause thinking problems in males?

Can low testosterone and high estrogen cause thinking problems in males?

Yes of coursse: any kind of hormone imbalance in male or female will cause different kind of physical,mental and behavior problem the question is why you have that make sure you do not have any testicles tumor or lumps you might have to make sure you do not have hormone producing tumor in lung and liver do you have any gyncomastia or enlarge male breast as well or not the answer to your question is yes it does ...Read more

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Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?

Can big fluctuations in hormone levels, such as in perimenopause, contribute to the development of female cancers?

Yes: The hormonal changes that usually occur in the 10-15 years before menopause can contribute to many problems. Progesterone levels drop leading to "estrogen dominance". Fibroid and endometriosis growth can accelerate. Ovarian cysts can be more likely. The endometrial lining can become hyperplastic or thickened leading to polyps, atypia, and cancer. Get your regular checkups. ...Read more

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How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

How do females lower androgen hormone level in the body?

Same answer: Need 2b evaluated by an encrinologist if ur levels are abnormally high, i.E if you have congenital adrenal hyperplasia, in which case you would already be under an endo. Dr. Source of hormone needs to be eliminated if androgen level high from an androgen or testosterone secreting tumor. Advise against taking anti-androgen medication if your testosterone or androgen level is only high normal. ...Read more

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What happens when men take estrogen?

What happens when men take estrogen?

At times: There are certain conditions that make estrogen actually a good thing to use for men. However, estrogen will undo/block testosterone activity in male cells/ tissues. Breast enlarge, testicles shrink, penis thins, and even mood changes. ...Read more

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How to lower estrogen level for men?

How to lower estrogen level for men?

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

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What is normal estrogen level for men. i m 23 yrs old?

What is normal estrogen level for men. i m 23 yrs old?

Under 30: Should be under 30- optimally. But should not be too low like shouldn't be in teens ...Read more

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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

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Is it true that men with high estrogen levels are actually heavier?

Is it true that men with high estrogen levels are actually heavier?

They can be: Estrogen can cause weight gain and excess fat can convert some testosterone into estrogen. So, it works both ways. Men that are heavy due to muscle building and not fat may actually have lower estrogen levels due to loss of body fat. ...Read more

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Why do men who have klnefelters syndrome taller? They have more estrogen so should they not be shorter?

Why do men who have klnefelters syndrome taller? They have more estrogen so should they not be shorter?

Klinefelters: Man with klinefelters syndrome have low testosterone levels which also leads to low estrogen level. Since estrogen plays a role in causing the grow plates in boys to fuse the low levels in people with klinefelters could lead to taller stature. ...Read more

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What causes an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone?

What causes an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone?

Imbalance: Multiple factors can cause an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone. Primary hormonal problems with the ovarian access, or other hormonal problems. Stress, obesity, and exposure to xenoestrogens can also be factors. ...Read more

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Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Avoid Estr if man: Why take it. It can feminize you, decrease sperm, cause breast enlargement and reduce immunity. ...Read more

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What can men do to block estrogen in chest?

What can men do to block estrogen in chest?

See your doctor: If you have gynecomastia or breast tissue forming it is possible to be treated. If there short-term can be treated with meds, if longer >1yr, may require surgery. But hormonal eval should also be done. ...Read more

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Is it bad for men to eat alfalfa food or powders because of estrogen in it ?

Is it bad for men to eat alfalfa food or powders because of estrogen in it ?

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

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What are the mental side effects of extremely high estrogen in men? Can this cause gender issues?

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

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Can weight gain in men increase estrogen levels?

NO: It just makes testosterone levels in the bloodstream a bit lower due to fatty tissue excess deposition, particularly in the abdominal area. ...Read more

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Do men who drink a lot have higher estrogen levels?

Do men who drink a lot have higher estrogen levels?

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

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Is "macafem" a good herb for hormonal imbalance, or what is? My estrogen is low.

Is "macafem" a good herb for hormonal imbalance, or what is? My estrogen is low.

Low estrogen=myth: Your estrogen levels naturally vary by the day of your cycle and your age. I agree with dr mikhail, the popular press has made a myth out there that there is a balance level for hormones. If you are not on a prescription hormone pill, and not menopausal, your estrogen levels are highest in the first half of your menstrual cycle, getting lower in the later half. That is natural. ...Read more

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How is high estrogen/low testosterone in men treated.

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

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What happens when female in the 30's have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

What happens when female in the 30's  have hormone imbalance and high estrogen?

Estrogen balance: Estrogen levels vary during the menstrual cycle. A single measurement is not by itself informative. Ask your physician if a Progesterone containing iud or oral Progesterone may relieve your bleeding symptoms. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

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


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more