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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

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Does high levels of potassium cause weight gain?

Not directly: A high potassium level in and of itself won't cause a weight gain. However, if potassium level is high due to poor kidney function, weight gain could be seen due to water retention. Avoid high potassium foods until you discuss this with your doctor (bananas, oranges, tomatoes, potatoes.) good luck. ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

Hyperthyroidism and weight gain, can a low TSH level cause weight gain? And how would menopause effect TSH level?

No: Rarely hyperthyroidism manifested by a low TSH and elevated thyroid hormones can cause increased hunger leading to weight gain. Most hyperthyroids lose (muscle) weight. Menopause has no effect on TSH levels, but as we age hypothyroidism with increased TSH becomes more likely. 20% of women on medicare have elevated TSH and have frank or subclinical hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Will low testosterone cause anxiety and weight gain?

Will low testosterone cause anxiety and weight gain?

Low testosterone: is associated w/weight gain, especially around the middle. It also triggers mood changes such as irritability and anxiety. See your doc for lab study and treatment. Other hormones along the chain to testosterone may be the issue, such as DHEA but you need testing. Diagnostechs lab in Washington State has a good saliva test for this, and saliva is preferred to blood but blood works. Peace. ...Read more

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Weight gain cause low testosterone?

Weight gain cause low testosterone?

Estrogen: Yes. Of course. Fat cells make excess estrogens. Estrogens block testosterone production. ...Read more

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Are high TSH and rapid weight gain related?

Are high TSH and rapid weight gain related?

It can be: High TSH means your thyroid is not able to produce enough thyroid hormone and pitutary gland which controls thyroid gland and produces more thyroid stimulating hormone, and is usually associated with low t4(thyroid hormone) which in turn slows down your metabolism and can often cause weight gain along with other symptoms. ...Read more

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Will low testasarone level cause abxiety and weight gain?

Will low testasarone level cause abxiety and weight gain?

Low testosterone: Hypogonadism (low testosterone aka low T) is a constellation of symptoms (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/symptoms/con-20014235), including weight loss issues - inability to lose weight or gain muscle; depression, loss of libido etc. You really need two morning lab results below lower limit of normal to make diagnosis. Find cause before starting treatment ...Read more

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Will losing weight increase testosterone levels?

Will losing weight increase testosterone levels?

Yes!: But only if you lose weight in a safe fashion via healthy nutrition & regular exercise. What you want to do is to shed belly fat which is where testosterone is converted into estrogen, the female hormone. Less fat means less conversion which means more T. But rather than focus on T, focus on healthy lifestyle leading to healthy life. ...Read more

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Does diet sodas increase insulin levels leading to weight gain?

Does diet sodas increase insulin levels leading to weight gain?

Yes: Diet drinks contain aspartame and this causes chemical changes in brain that can have repercussions on weight gain. They are not good. ...Read more

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Does testosterone and estrogen cream cause weight gain?

Does testosterone and estrogen cream cause weight gain?

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

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Dieting and increase of sugar level?

Dieting and increase of sugar level?

Dieting needs to be: supervised by your doctor. If you changed to eating more carbs on your diet, remember that carbs turn into sugar. Low carb w/a little higher protein works for many but your doc or a nutritionist can guide you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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400 lbs, 5'9". Perfect blood pressure & blood sugar. High insulin and testosterone levels. Abnormal weight gain since childhood. Strict diet. Why????

Other Labs?: I hope your thyroid has been checked and is normal. Although typically those with low thyroid causing weight gain are short and you are rather tall! It is probably a simple matter of more calories taken in than you are burning off which is putting you in a positive calorie balance resulting in weight gain. Drink only water, eat 8 fruits and veggies daily and ramp exercise to 10,000 steps daily ...Read more

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Why high testosterone, low tsh, high cholesterol, weight gain, high triglycerides, irritable, aggressive, sleeplessness, high serum calcium?

Why high testosterone, low tsh, high cholesterol, weight gain,  high triglycerides, irritable, aggressive, sleeplessness, high serum calcium?

Multiple problems: You has a whole host of problems. First of all, you need to see your physician (p) to deal with your abnormal labs. I will address only a few of them due to space limitations. One of the causes of your high calcium is that you are on calcium, please stop it. You weight gain could be due to your high tsh. Speak to the p who ordered the blood tests that disclosed your problems for answers. ...Read more

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Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Would rapid weight loss cause low estrogen?

Possibly: Some dietary alterations, particularly those with low fat and high fiber have been shown to lower estrogen levels, but for your own sake would strongly suggest you see and follow the findings of exams by your gynecologist, and if not satisfied, request referral to a gynecologic endocrinologist. Your questions suggest that you are trying to manage your own conditions. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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Will mildly elevated cortisol level lead to weight gain?

Will mildly elevated cortisol level lead to weight gain?

Maybe...: Excess glucocorticoid, whether natural or ingested, is certainly involved in redistribution of body fat. For a more specific answer i'd discuss with an endocrinologist (or a good primary) in person. ...Read more

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Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

Does hypoglycemia and low iron eventually cause weight gain?

No, but: Weight gain can cause your body to have to lower your glucose and produce symptoms you think are due to low glucose -- when they're only a return to normal. Iron levels don't cause weight gain either. ...Read more

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Does estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) cause weight gain?

Does estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) cause weight gain?

Hormone replacement: Weight gain at menopause is more likely related to lifestyle factors as well as changes in metabolism. One of the side effects of hormone replacement can be weight gain, but weight loss is just as likely. ...Read more

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Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

Losing weight through exercise and healthier eating and taking meds, but total cholesterol, non-hdl cholesterol, bilirubin, and creatinine levels high?

How high?: Slight elevation in creatinine may be due to increased muscle mass, dehydration, increased protein intake, but should be evaluated by your doctor. Slightly elevated bilirubin may be a "normal" variant or the effect of vigorous excercise. High cholesterol and non-hdl cholesterol may need additional intervention by your doctor. ...Read more

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Estrogen (Definition)

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