Posts Tagged ‘hormone replacement’

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

Testosterone Levels

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Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by the body. In men, it is mostly produced in the testicles but is also produced in the adrenal glands. It is responsible for stimulating sperm production and sex drive, as well as building muscles and bone mass. As men age, its production decreases. When production drastically drops or ceases, a range of symptoms and complications can occur. Signs of low testosterone (low T) are often subtle and are mistaken as a natural part of aging. Decrease of focus, sex drive, strength, endurance, drive, belly fat and feeling less worth.

Testosterone therapy is good, but L3W feels the body needs to become optimal first to produce the most hormones before incorporating a low dose of either HCG or Testosterone as a daily regimen.

The body needs the proper food program for the individual to optimize the hormone level, and the organs and glands associated with Testosterone may need attention (Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Testicles, and Adrenal glands).

Cholesterol is the precursor to most of the body’s hormones which includes Testosterone. Low fat diets,  Statin drugs (cholesterol lowering medicines), and Insulin surges from unbalanced food programs will decrease the amount of Testosterone the body produces.

L3W recommends you eat for your biochemical type to reduce insulin surges, and increase your healthy fat in which should increase hormone production. Supplement the organs and glands that need attention to produce more hormones.

If your doctor prescribes you a testosterone replacement regimen, your body needs an Estrogen blocker to counter act the testosterone, and we recommend a low dose of HCG along with the Testosterone; the HCG stimulates the testicles to initiate natural testosterone production and stop testicle shrinkage.

Seek out an L3W provider to get your blood and saliva tested, if you are having any signs and symptoms of low T.

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