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Does flax seed inhibit aromatase (estrogen) or does it increase testosterone?

Does flax seed inhibit aromatase (estrogen) or does it increase testosterone?

No.: Flaxseed is sometimes tried for cancer because it is broken down by the body into chemicals called “lignans.” lignans are similar to the female hormone estrogen - so similar, in fact, that they compete with estrogen for a part in certain chemical reactions. As a result, natural Estrogens seem to become less powerful in the body. Aromatase is not estrogen. ...Read more

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If a natural weightlifter took anti cancer medication (aromatase inhibitor), shouldn't his testosterone level increase dramatically?

Increase somewhat: Aromatase inhibitors inhibit the effect of estrogen on the pituitary gland as well as elsewhere. As a result they can increase pituitary hormones that stimulate testosterone production modestly, not usually dramatically. By the way, these medications are banned by most major sports ...Read more

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Why don't doctors prescribe aromatase inhibitors in FTM testosterone replacement therapy?

Why don't doctors prescribe aromatase inhibitors in FTM testosterone replacement therapy?

Aromatase: FTM requires two things: 1: I do not take care of such patients unless I am notified by a Psychologist who is taking care of the patient. 2: I do not see any indication for aromatase inhibitors to be given in addition to testosterone. I have been fortunate to have reasonable success with FTM and MTF. ...Read more

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Low testosterone, low estradiol, high estrone, weight good, taking 200mg testosterone a day at cheek & gum, using a aromatase inhibitor, why low t?

Low testosterone, low estradiol, high estrone, weight good, taking 200mg testosterone a day at cheek & gum, using a aromatase inhibitor, why low t?

Difficult to say: Some guys just do not make enough and need supplementation. You might just fall in that category. It sounds like you have had a work up and you do not have a tumor or anything else to account for your low testosterone. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase estrogen and inhibit testosterone?

What can I do to increase estrogen and inhibit testosterone?

Weight loss: Lose weight through diet and exercise. Check w/endocrinologist if metformin could help for pcos. May need spironolactone if testosterone is really elevated. You also need a full workup to find out why if it's highly elevated. ...Read more

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Help please? What if estrogen and testosterone are high?

Nothing unless. . .: How do you know your estrogen & testosterone are high? Don't focus on numbers & levels. Instead, focus on how you feel & function. How healthy are you? If you're healthy, then no need to worry. If you're suffering from excess E & T, then talk to your doc who can order some tests to determine why you might be off kilter. Aside from that, exercise & nutrition are your friend. Focus on that instead. ...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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How to Increase estrogen level and decrease Testosterone level.

How to Increase estrogen level and decrease Testosterone level.

Take estrogen: You can take supplementary estrogen but only if you are deficient in it. It is harder to suppress testosterone but if you really have such a condition, you need to consult an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Do skinny people have more testosterone because of less fat and less estrogen?

Not true: The blood volume does not depend on how much fat you have, meaning that the testosterone concentration is similar in fat and thin people if the secretion is the same. Testosterone conversion to estradiol, a form of estrogen, occurs in both fat and thin males and depends on the testosterone concentration. The conversion is slightly more if excess fat is present but rarely makes a difference. ...Read more

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How does minivelle patch work. Is it possible it increases testosterone which in turn increases estrogen?

No: The Minivelle patch is an estrogen patch. It actually is going to lower testosterone. But, because it's an estrogen patch, it will increase estrogen, but you likely already knew that, I'm guessing. ...Read more

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Is there a female equivalent maybe a natural estrogen building herb to macca which we know is used to build testosterone?

No: None of the products you mentioned will do anything positive for anyone. These products have no value and can cause problems. Plus who knows what's really in them? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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On new testosterone med. This one is compounded with a built in estrogen blocker. Is this a safe and effective strategy for upping levels?

Not FDA Approved: What you describe is not fda approved. Although estrogen blockers have been looked at to decrease risk of increased estrogen in men on higher dose testosterone they are not without risk. They can increase risk of blood clot and other symptoms. ...Read more

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How does estrogen differ from testosterone?

1 Methyl-1 Hydrogen: The structural difference between estrogen and testosterone is shockingly small: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/file:testosterone_estradiol_conversion. Png the functional difference is well noted. Here are a few facts you may not have know: 1) a pre-menopausal female will produce 4-5 times more testosterone per day than estrogen 2) both women and men produce and utilize testosterone and estrogen. ...Read more

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What kind of OTC estrogen/testosterone is best?

Doesn't exist: Hi. Sounds like a trick question. There IS NO over-the-counter estrogen or testosterone! ...Read more

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What kind of OTC estrogen/testosterone is best?

Sorry: But there are no otc estrogen or testosterone medication. If they contain either agent, they are all prescription drugs. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more

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Does suma root increase estrogen or testosterone?

Does suma root increase estrogen or testosterone?

Suma root: Probably not but why are you asking? Are you male or female? If male get your testosterone level checked. If female get your estrogen checked. ...Read more

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