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Can the adrenal gland create a high level of estrogen in a male ? What causes this and how is it treated ?

By Anonymous July 7, 2017 - 7:28pm
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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for writing.

Men produce estrogen, but at lower levels than women. Estrogen in males is secreted by the adrenal glands and by the testes. In men, estrogen is thought to affect sperm count. Overweight men are more commonly affected by low sperm count due to estrogen because there is more adipose tissue in the obese, which can set off the creation of excess estrogen, (this according to a 2010 paper published in the Asian Journal of Andrology.) Your doctor might have more information on this.


July 8, 2017 - 4:41am
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