Do I Have too Much Estrogen?
Men, like women, produce estrogen, but in much smaller amounts. When a man is participating in testosterone replacement therapy it is inevitable that a small amount of the testosterone hormone will be converted to estrogen. An enzyme named aromatase converts testosterone to estrogen. This process is called aromatization. Too much estrogen in a male could cause water retention, moodiness, inability to achieve orgasm, and sore breast tissue. It is not common that this will happen, just a possibility, but If one is having any issues with excess estrogen, an aromatase inhibitor medication will be prescribed (usually one pill weekly) and symptoms subside shortly. Many men benefit greatly from the positive effects of testosterone. Ten Years Younger closely monitors estrogen levels in men participating in testosterone replacement in order to avoid the possible side effects of excess estrogen.
Low estrogen in the male body can be problematic as well. In males, low estrogen levels can cause weight gain, increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes if testosterone levels are also low. For these reasons, the medical professionals at Ten Years Younger monitor all hormone levels closely and adjust treatment accordingly.