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Doctor insights on: Foods That Raise Estrogen Levels In Men

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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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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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Could soy raise estrogen and lower testosterone in men?

Could soy raise estrogen and lower testosterone in men?

Partly: Common question and concern. I do not know of any reliable research showing soy increases estrogen levels in men. There are case reports of soy isoflavones lowering free testosterone though. Personally, I avoid soy (including lecithin) as much as possible. ...Read more

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Could high estrogen levels in a males body affect his gender preference?

Could high estrogen levels in a males body affect his gender preference?

Highly doubtful: Interesting idea but i've never seen any evidence or rationale for why this should be so. Complex social and behavioral issues, such as gender preference and gender identity, are never as simple as a high level of this-or-that hormone! ...Read more

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Why are testosterone levels elevated in the morning, particularly among males?

Why are testosterone levels elevated in the morning, particularly among males?

Diurnal rhythm: Why? Because that's how we are made. Sorry, I don't have a good answer as to why, but rather an explanation of what is, which is to say, testosterone levels follow a diurnal rhythm as you've noted, being highest in the AM and lowest in the early PM. That's why athletic commissions require testosterone levels be drawn prior to 10AM and throw out lower levels drawn in afternoon/evening. ...Read more

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Does drinking milk increase estrogen level in males?

Does drinking milk increase estrogen level in males?

No: Being obese may be linked to multiple hormonal maladies. Milk, particularly in growing years for boys and girls, is healthy and nutricious, main source of calcium and vitamin d. ...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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Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Can foods rich in phytoestrogen inhibit those estrogens naturally produced by the body?

Little or not at all: The majority of studies show that phytoestrogens have beneficial effects of women. For example, they have been shown to support the prevention of breast cancer in women who have consumed soy most of their life. ...Read more

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Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

Do high estrogen levels cause breast cancer in men?

IT'S A RISK FACTOR: Prolonged exposure to estrogen is a risk factor for breast cancer in men. Obesity, liver cirrhosis and high alcohol intake can lead to a high estrogen state. ...Read more

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Does the estrogen in bc pills raise prolactin levels? So everyone

Does the estrogen in bc pills raise prolactin levels? So everyone

Usually not: But a number of other medications, generally psychotropic meds, can definitely elevate prolactin levels. ...Read more

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Garlic increases testosterone levels, is that true?

No: Anybody who tells you something like this has cherry-picked a junk journal. A bad study can produce any result. ...Read more

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In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.

In PCOS patients can high bioavailable testosterone cause high LH, or does the high LH cause bio test to increase? Insulin, total testosterone normal.

Testosterone: testosterone production in females in mostly from the theca cells of the ovarian cortex, stimulated by LH from the pituitary. High testosterone may feedback to suppress LH, but not the other way around. The amount of available (free) vs. bound is not directly influenced by LH. ...Read more

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Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

Can POCS causes both high androgen and estrogen levels if not overweight? Can eating pyhytoestrogens increase breast cancer in women with POCS?

PCOS: PCOS can increase androgens in patients regardless of their weight. The effects on Estrogen are less clear as these levels fluctuate and typically would not be tested in PCOS. The LH and FSH levels are checked but not Estrogen. The effects of Phytoestrogens such as soy on the risk of breast cancer are debatable. There is not specific recommendation for PCOS patients to avoid them ...Read more

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Does high estrogen increase your libido in women?

Does high estrogen increase your libido in women?

Evolution evidence: There is presumptive evidence that "high" estrogen increases female libido. This is thought to occur during the few days preceding ovulation in order to increase the evolutionary likelihood of mating taking place around the most fertile time of the month. ...Read more

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If taking an anti-estrogen/test booster ( nolvadren xt) would I suffer any rebound effects of raised E when stopping supplementation?

If taking an anti-estrogen/test booster ( nolvadren xt)  would I suffer any rebound effects of raised E when stopping supplementation?

Yes: Any time you take something that affects your natural production of hormones, there is typically a "withdrawal" that occurs as your body tries to return to its natural state. This is especially true with any "supplement" that affects testosterone production. That is why most of these supplements are banned or become banned once the governing bodies learn about them. ...Read more

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My mom raised her transdermal estrogen patch from .025 to .05 dies she need to raise her progesterone?

My mom raised her transdermal estrogen patch from .025 to .05 dies she need to raise her progesterone?

It depends: It depends on the dose of Progesterone and how many days/month she is taking it. She should discuss this question with the MD who is prescribing the estrogen. ...Read more

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


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