Estrogen Dominance

estrogen_dominanceEstrogen dominance is a growing health concern for people around the world. Although it is more common in women than men, it can also affect men, causing such problems as infertility, erectile dysfunction, enlarged prostate and certain types of cancer.

Estrogen is naturally produced by the male body in small amounts. Estrogen dominance is a hormone imbalance that occurs when levels of the hormone estrogen are too high in relation to other hormones in the body. It can be caused either by excessive production of estrogen, or an over dose of testosterone therapy. Too much testosterone causes the body to “Aromatize” which increases estrogen. An estrogen blocker is very important in Bio-identical hormone therapy for a man, so estrogen dominance does not appear.

Although estrogen dominance in men is most commonly caused by factors such as obesity, alcoholism, or exposure to a form of environmental estrogen called xenoestrogens, it can be caused by a number of medical problems. If you suspect you may have estrogen dominance, contact a L3W provider. A long term problem can turn into Prostate or Testicular cancer.

Symptoms of Excessive Estrogen in Men

The symptoms of estrogen dominance in men include:

  • Low sex drive
  • Impotency/erectile dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Gynecomastia, or “man boobs”
  • Weight gain (mostly belly fat)
  • Enlarged prostate

Xenoestrogens increase estrogen in the body, which is found in everyday house hold chemicals and our food source. The following post will include where xenoestrogens exist and how to combat increasing bad estrogen.

Fat cells are considered an organ itself which increases estrogens (Belly fat is a good indicator there is an increase in estrogen). It is very important to reduce stored fat in the body. Go to a L3W provider to improve organ and gland function. And reduce fat retention!!!

Robert D. Stein D.C.,ABAAHP

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