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Inhibit Aromatase Estrogen 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true the aromatase enzyme converts testosterone into oestrogen and if so is there a way to increase it's production?
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
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
Low testosterone, low estradiol, high estrone, weight good, taking 200mg testosterone a day at cheek & gum, using a aromatase inhibitor, why low t?
Possibly: Selective estrogenic receptor modulators (serms) such as Clomiphene citrate or tamoxifen should increase lh (luteinizing hormone) and testosterone in men. Aromatase inhibitors (anastrazole) will also increase testosterone. The goal is to have testosterone to Estradiol ratio greater than 10. Certain clinical issues such as narcotic or obesity related low t are helped with these medications. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go see your doctor: The good news is that your doc checked. Before you look for more drugs eg aromatase inhibitor, in a domino fashion, ask yourself if you've noticed any side effects from excess estrogen. If not, you can take a wait & see approach. Or take less testosterone more frequently (that way you won't waste excess testosterone). Or change your method of therapy. But all this must be discussed w/your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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