Excess Estrogen (Men)
Symptoms of excess estrogen in men are breast enlargement, central body weight gain, obesity. The dangers of too much estrogen are type 2 diabetes, strokes, peripheral vascular disease, carotid artery stenosis. The following cancers are increased by too much estrogen: prostate, thyroid, colon, lung, and melanomas. Excess estrogen can be increased by the following: excess testosterone, elevated insulin levels, low thyroid, abnormal cortisol, aging, leptin resistance, inflammation, lack of vitamin C, zinc, grapefruit, alcohol, amphetamines, marijuana, cocaine, high dose of vitamin E, environmental estrogens (Bisphenol-A), pain relievers such as acetaminophen, NSAID, Aspirin, propoxephne, antibiotics such as tetracycline, penicillin, cefazolins, erthyromycins, quinolone, anti fungal agents. Antidepressants: fluoxetine (prozac), fluvoxamine (luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (zoloft). For more medications that cause excess estrogen levels see section on BPH.
Supplements that help lower estrogen levels are: DIM3, BioFlavC or Xcellent C, Zinc Glycinate, Resveratri, Green tea extract, grape seed extract, HormonE. ALAmed CR , Berberine and Glucose Modulate lowers insulin levels that increase aromatase enzyme. ALAmed CR also helps to detoxify Bisphenol A. Excess glucoronidase enzyme increases estrogen levels and that enzyme is decreased by Xeno Detox. Leptin Control will help to lower estrogen levels if leptin is elevated (leptin resistance). Curcuminoid CR and BCM-95 will help to lower estrogen levels if inflammation is present.