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47 yo male on testosterone shots.Estrogen levels >300. Overweight account for that high? Should i be worried? Correctives in addition to weight loss?

47 yo male on testosterone shots.Estrogen levels >300. Overweight account for that high?  Should i be worried? Correctives in addition to weight loss?

Test conversion: You are converting your testosterone to estrogen. You need to first see a doctor who specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement and switch to testosterone creams which will lessen peaks troughs you get with injection. Chrysin, dim, or Arimidex (anastrozole) will decrease the conversion. ...Read more

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Overweight (Definition)

Nearly two-thirds of the United States population is overweight. There are many ways to determine if a person is overweight, but experts believe that a person's body mass index (BMI) is the best way to assess an adult's weight in relation to their height. * A BMI between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered normal. * Adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are considered overweight. There are exceptions. For example, an athlete may have a higher BMI but not be overweight. * Adults with a BMI greater than 30 are considered obese. * Adults with a BMI greater than or equal to 40 are considered extremely obese. * Anyone more than 100 pounds overweight is considered morbidly obese. A person with a high BMI may have a normal amount of body fat is they have ...Read more


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I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

I need b.C. Pills only to regulate period, not to prevent pregnancy. Are progestin-only pills better than regular pills (w/ estrogen too) for women who produce too much estrogen due 2 being overweight?

No, not really b/c: There are other issues involved. If menses not regulated, not ovulating properly, making extra testosterone that converts to estrogen. The bleeding is likely gonna be worse on Progesterone only but you can do Medroxyprogesterone lat 10 days of the month if they don't come often. I will, at times give 7 days Progesterone to cause bleeding and clear uterus, the start the pill in cases like yours. ...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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I have pcos my vagina is always dry, get head ached, over weight and hard to lose weight. Could it be due to low estrogen?

I have pcos my vagina is always dry, get head ached, over weight and hard to lose weight. Could it be due to low estrogen?

A Body Mechanic View: Medical system approach to problems of an embodied soul connected to a mind, fragile brain + body is to pick apart inherently complex integrated life issues. Estrogen (a derivative of cholesterol) is 1 of many signaling hormones & may be involved but far from primary control. Pcos strongly correlated with Insulin resistance, body fat, lfhc foods. Suggest study: dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi.Org. ...Read more

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In what circumstances that mens's testeterone will convert to estrogen?

In what circumstances that mens's testeterone will convert to estrogen?

Conversion: As men gain weight - mainly fat - the testosterone level is markedly decreased with an increase in estrogen. Once testosterone replacement is begun -least expensive with injections compared to creams etc. - your energy should increase and you fat decrease. The estrogen will also decrease. After 6 months you would probably need a smaller pair of trousers with 4-6 inches decrease in your waist size. ...Read more

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Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Side effects of high estrogen in men?

Avoid Estr if man: Why take it. It can feminize you, decrease sperm, cause breast enlargement and reduce immunity. ...Read more

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What can men do to block estrogen in chest?

What can men do to block estrogen in chest?

See your doctor: If you have gynecomastia or breast tissue forming it is possible to be treated. If there short-term can be treated with meds, if longer >1yr, may require surgery. But hormonal eval should also be done. ...Read more

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Is it bad for men to eat alfalfa food or powders because of estrogen in it ?

Is it bad for men to eat alfalfa food or powders because of estrogen in it ?

Forgive my frankness: You will be told at various times by "environmentally conscious persons" that estrogens in the diet and the environment are ruining humankind and other living things, and that "phytoestrogens" are also extremely good for you. After 30 years, I'm totally unimpressed, and most of the claims have fizzled scientifically. Others here may disagree, but I say eat what you wish. ...Read more

Men (Definition)

Men are adult members of the male sex. The acropnym men also stands for multiple endocrine neoplasia, a hereditary condition that involves benign and malignant tumors of various glands. There are two main types, men ...Read more


Estrogen (Definition)

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