What is the role of estrogen in testosterone treatment?

Estrogen and Men. Estrogen will feminize a male physique. It will block Testosterone production. It will help a male grow breasts and soften their stomach. I am not sure why you would want to be on Estrogen. Are you Transgendered?

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I'm male on testosterone therapy and my estrogen is double what it should be?

Male estrogen. Testosterone may be converted to estrogen by an enzyme called aromatase, which is produced in adipose (fat cells). This can be treated - I suggest that you consult a urologist who is experienced in managing men with low testosterone. . Read more...
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 more...

If I am concerned with estrogen levels after starting testosterone therapy, are doctors willing to prescribe an estrogen blocker?

Only testosterone. No need to be concern with that, please stick to the recommended treatment. Read more...
Estrogen blocker. Testosterone breaks down into two by products: dihydrotestosterone and estradiol. Estradiol levels can be decreased naturally by eating lots of cruciferous veggies such as cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts or taking a natural supplement called dim. This can help decrease the production of Estradiol and also these veggies are important for the prevention of cancers. Read more...
Why the concern? Testosterone replacement is supposed to restore normal levels, not higher than normal. As such, with normal levels, estrogen production should not be excessive. If you have cirrhosis of the liver, you may have elevated estrogen. If you notice breast enlargement on therapy, have your physician check an Estradiol level, and if elevated, consider Letrozole or arimidex (anastrozole). Read more...
It depends. You're right to be concerned about estrogen when getting testosterone replacement. You should also be concerned about dht. Think of these two as opposite ends of seesaw w/testosterone as fulcrum. If you decrease one, you may increase other. Check both levels when checking testosterone. Both can be adjusted/lowered by manipulating your regimen, perhaps w/o aromatase inhibitor. Read more...
Male? If taking testosterone for replacement, you need to monitor Dht (dihydrotestosterone) levels & estrogen levels. If you are concerned about breast enlargement, Arimidex (anastrozole) can block that conversion. Read more...
Yes. Some patients will convert too much testosterone into estrogen leading to enlarged breasts. This tends to happen more in obese men, but it can happen to anybody. Having an estrogen level that is too high or too low can be detrimental to men. Your level should be checked, it is too high, you should get treated. If the testosterone level is too high then you cut the dose. If not Arimidex (anastrozole) can help. Read more...

I'm on testosterone therapy, I keep hearing that some of it converts to estrogen. Does it convert to estrone or estrodiol or estriol or all three?

Estradiol. Estradiol is synthesized via aromatase from testosterone. Estrone is synthesized via aromatase from androstenedione. Estriol is synthesized from both Estradiol and estrone. Estradiol is ~10 times as potent as estrone and ~80 times as potent as estriol in its estrogenic effect. In some men on t replacement, too much t is converted to Estradiol and may require a drug like Arimidex (anastrozole) to block. Read more...

My estrogen, progesterone & testosterone levels are extremely low- as is my dhea & vitamins d & b considering pellet therapy. Is this best? I'm 38.

NO cures. First see an endocrinologist to find out the cause of the low levels, if they are really low in a reputable lab. Bring your labs with you. Pellets, popular in australia, are used by too many ill trained people in the us. There are many other options to explore if you really are deficient. Read more...
Treatment Options. There are many treatment options for female hormone imbalances: *the on-label options include synthetic estrogen/progesterone pharmaceutical pharmacy rx *the off-label options include bioidentical estrogen/progesterone/testosterone compounding pharmacy rx . All pellet implants fall into this category. The advantage of pellets include a long-last therapeutic drug level {3-6mo}. Read more...
It varies. Just wanted to say: my belief is that transdermal route of administration is best for estrogen and testosterone; and oral is best for dhea and Progesterone if you have problems with sleep dysfunction (the p4 gets conv'd to metabolite w/gaba activity that helps w/relaxation).But best therapy is what helps u feel best.Remember: blood testing has very limited accuracy if using topical products. Read more...