Are high estrogen levels related to small or shrunken testicles?
Yes, definitely. Let me explain…
Men with prostate cancer are sometimes given estrogen in an attempt to treat the condition.
And we know exactly what happens to these men’s testicles after they’re given estrogen, because two groups of scientists have looked into this…
Group one documented that the estrogen caused paucity of germ cells, vacuolation of sertoli cells and a reduction in the number of leydig cells.
And just so you know, all three of these cells live inside your testicles and they’re responsible for spermatogenesis, testosterone production and sexual development.
This study demonstrated that estrogen had a strong negative impact on all three.
Estrogen and Testicular Atrophy
The second group of scientists found that estrogen caused rapid testicular atrophy along with drastically reduced sperm production after only 21 days.
So if you’re wondering if there is a high estrogen-small testicles connection, the answer is YES.
This is no surprise because estrogen controls many bodily functions. Most of them have have to do with reproduction and development of sexual characteristics.
Woman have breasts and ovaries because they manufacture a lot estrogen. Men have pecs and testicles because they do not.
But this can change quickly in a man. When he has too much estrogen, he’ll often grow breasts just like a woman while his testicles waste away at the same time.
And we have more studies that demonstrate this.
In one of the most interesting studies, the testicles from five male to female transsexuals were examined after removal during sex change surgery…
And remember, male to female transexual patients are given high doses of estrogen in order to make them more feminine.
The scientists noted that the seminiferous tubules, where germination, maturation, and transportation of sperm cells takes place, had atrophied and shrunk in size.
Further testing showed that these men had extremely low levels of male sex hormones as well.
This is exactly what you’d expect because testosterone and estrogen are in constant competition – so when one is up, the other is usually down.
So if you have high estrogen & small testicles, now you know what you need to do – bring your estrogen down, so your testosterone can go back up again.
High Estrogen Levels and Small Shrunken Testicles Conclusion:
One more thing I need to mention before we wrap up here…
You may be tempted to try and boost your testosterone using one of the testosterone replacement products currently on the market, but that’s a very bad idea. This will only drive your estrogen up even higher.
When you take in exogenous testosterone from an outside source (via injections, gels, patches or creams) your testicles will shrink in size, soften and change in shape.
This happens because once the testosterone comes in from an outside source, your testicles don’t have to make the hormone anymore. Just like an unused muscle, they begin to atrophy.
You can get a prescription for human chorionic gonadotropin to try and prevent this, but then you’ll be using two prescriptions.
Stay this course long enough and you’ll eventually have to add a third to prevent the testosterone from converting to estrogen via aromatization.
I’ve been in contact with hundreds and hundreds of men who have made the mistake of going on T replacement and all lived to regret it. So make sure you avoid this mistake.
Let’s summarize what we’ve learned so far:
- High estrogen causes your testicles to shrink.
- If you have high estrogen you probably have low testosterone as well.
- To avoid testicular atrophy, testosterone must regain dominance in your system.
- Hormone replacement will boost T levels but it will not fix your testicular atrophy.
- To regain true testosterone dominance your T must be made by the leydig cells in your own testicles.
If you’re ready to start fighting back against high estrogen levels naturally, click here to download my free book.
Update – How to Lower Estrogen Levels Naturally
Remember how I said that using testosterone replacement products will actually raise your estrogen levels?
That’s 100% true. I don’t recommend using any prescription drugs for testosterone replacement.
Like I explained above, the extra testosterone from these products actually causes your body to stop making the hormone altogether.
The significantly better solution is to use natural products and methods that target the actual causes of high estrogen and low testosterone.
By changing your lifestyle, exercising, and eating a healthy diet, you can lower your estrogen levels and raise your T levels naturally without any drugs or negative side effects.
Don’t believe me? Let’s check out the science behind a few proven ways to lower estrogen levels naturally.
Excess body fat causes more of your body’s natural testosterone to be converted into estrogen.
Let me explain.
As your body fat levels increase, your aromatase enzymes get more active. This increased enzyme activity causes more of your testosterone to be converted into estrogen. (source)
That’s not the only risk to your manhood either. High levels of body fat also make your most potent male hormone, known as dihydrotestosterone (DHT), much less active. (source)
High body fat content is one of the most impactful causes of high estrogen levels.
Even if you follow all the other tips below, you’ll still probably have high estrogen levels if your body fat percentage is 25% or greater.
So it really pays to be more active and start dropping the pounds.
Cut Out Chemicals
There are a ton of harmful chemicals in the products many of us use daily.
I’m not trying to scare you here. I’m just stating the facts. Science backs this up.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in many common plastics and is structurally similar to estrogen.
Exposure to this chemical has been shown to decrease testosterone production by messing with the critical enzymes needed for testosterone production. (source)
Phthlates is another estrogenic chemical found in many plastics. It has also been shown to decrease T levels. (source)
Parabens, found in many shampoos, soaps and lotions, are also estrogenic compounds. They have been shown to increase estrogen activity and decrease testosterone production in humans. (source)
What can you do to counteract this? Check the ingredients on your personal care products and use more natural products. Also use metal or glass in place of plastic whenever possible.
Eat Foods That Block Estrogen
Believe it or not, certain foods can have a noticeable impact on the estrogen activity inside your body.
One of the best foods you can eat? White button mushrooms.
Why are they so great?
These mushrooms work directly at the source by blocking estrogen from binding to receptors in the body and preventing testosterone from being converted into estrogen. (source)
Olive oil is also excellent because it too helps prevent testosterone from being converted into estrogen by your body. (source)
Any foods high in zinc (or zinc supplements) will be beneficial as well for the same reason. (source)
I also recommend eating oysters, citrus, pomegranates, and dark berries like blackberries and blueberries. All these foods help prevent testosterone from being converted into estrogen.