Estrogen in Men
Men need a little estrogen to be healthy. It’s good for your heart, your brain, and your bones. But many men have too much, and too much estrogen in men can result in symptoms like fatigue, low sex drive, and belly fat. It can also increase prostate cancer risk. But having too much estrogen isn’t inevitable. Symptoms can be alleviated, and prostate cancer risk can be reduced.
The Facts about Estrogen in Men
- Small amounts of estrogen improve cardiovascular health, enhance brain function, and prevent osteoporosis.
- Elevated estrogen counteracts the positive effects of testosterone, and can cause fatigue, weight gain, low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, and mood swings. Estrogen that is substantially high can cause sore nipples and gynecomastia (a.k.a. man boobs).
- Many healthcare practitioners still believe that testosterone causes prostate cancer. This is not true. Healthy testosterone levels actually support prostate health. It’s the conversion of testosterone to estrogen that increases the risk for prostate problems.
- If not managed, estrogen can increase as men age, particularly if they are carrying excess weight in the belly.
Treatment for Elevated Estrogen
Estrogen management is just one piece of our program. But it’s an important one. Without estrogen control, testosterone therapy is neither safe, nor effective. It’s that significant. There’s a right way and a wrong way to treat male hormones. Affinity Whole Health does it the right way, so you can age better.