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How To Increase Estrogen Levels In Men
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
Correlation at best: Men's sexual functioning (incl. Libido, erectile function) is based a host of influences (e.g., blood flow, hormones, physical shape, attraction, emotional intimacy). Soy intake, according to recent literature reviews (see messina 2010 in fertility and sterility), has little effect on male human hormones. Reach out today! See your doctor, share your concerns & ask about testosterone testing. ...Read more
In males "assuming" a man got prolactin pills or injection, what do you think, will that raise or lower his estrogen levels?
No Effect: Estrogens levels will not be raised. Free testosterone will. ...Read more
I am man. Does eating soy meat increase estrogen levels in comparison to testosterone which would make me effeminate?
Not that much: Don't worry. That should happen unless you eat so much soy. ...Read more
Under 30: Should be under 30- optimally. But should not be too low like shouldn't be in teens ...Read more
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
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
I just turned 42. 5 weeks late and put on provera (medroxyprogesterone) for 10mg/10 days to induce period. Thyroid, prolactin, estrogen good. FSH level was at 30. Peri men?
Menopause: You did not say whether taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone) brought on your period. If it did, it means you still have reasonable estrogen production. However, the FSH level of 30 is consistent with starting menopause. However, you must make sure you are not pregnant if Provera (medroxyprogesterone) did not bring on your period. ...Read more
How strong is the relation between dht blockers and developing gynecomastia/ puffy nipples? Read some men got this cause increased estrogen. Explain??
Probably not.: Estrogens from plants or phytoEstrogens are similar but not identical to human estrogen. We don't yet understand the full effects, but phytoEstrogens can have some of the same effects as estrogen in the body, but may not effect the measured estrogen levels. ...Read more
5alpha Red Inh: 5 alpha reductase inhibitors blocking Testo action. T gpes thru anoth way directly to estrogens via aromatase effect. ...Read more
Why do you ask: If you are having period problems (such as missing your periods) and your estrogen levels have been tested and are too low, you need to address the cause. Causes can include: being underweight, too much exercise, or an eating disorder or other medical problems. Your body is giving you a message, and you must listen to it. There are no foods or other ways to increase the levels. ...Read more
Depo and low estrogen levels. Can you take the pill as well to increase estrogen levels? Had a bone density scan and it was fine.
Depeds on Goal: First of all, it depends on whether you are taking Depo Provera or lupron. Both can affect bone density and you should be on calcium and vitamin d. Really the answer to your question can be complicated and depends on what you are trying to accomplish by Depo-Provera and why. Some women may need estrogen pills/patches and other may not need anything at all. ...Read more
If I gain weight with exercise that will increase my estrogen level same amount as if I gain weight without exercise?
I'm 18 and male. But I want to be a female and I want to increase my estrogen levels how can I do this?
Check it out: Consider seeing a specialist in tid matter to aid you in the best manner ...Read more
Need clarification: At age 39 your Estrogen levels will vary throughout the menstrual cycle. Because of this it is rarely tested at the results do not mean much or have many health implications. You will need to clarify with the doctor ordering the tests why it was done and what the results mean for you. ...Read more