Hormones are the body’s messengers that are made by the Endocrine glands and they flow through the bloodstream to the organs and tissues. The hormones affect bodily functions and so are important in the entire human body. Our bodies function well when hormonal balance is achieved, the entire body becomes healthier and you can be cancer free as well as enjoy a life free from other diseases that are caused by hormonal imbalance. However the body may experience hormonal fluctuations naturally. This is because as we grow some hormones become more dominant. So hormonal fluctuation naturally happen during certain stages in life like puberty, pregnancy and menopause in women. In men also the levels of hormones fluctuate naturally with age which is quite normal.
Androgen which are the male sex hormones are responsible for many functions especially testosterone which is the major male hormone. One of the greatest functions of this hormone is its sexual functions. When it is available in low levels then the person should go for testosterone treatment in order to function well sexually among other benefits associated with optimum levels of testosterone hormones in the body of a man.
Natural fluctuations in hormones may not be so dangerous to our health but when hormonal imbalance is caused by environmental factors such as toxins in the air we breathe or in the foods we eat, our lifestyle begin to beckon cancer. So it is wise to prevent the causes of hormonal imbalance that are within our control so as to be free from cancer and other diseases associated with hormonal imbalance.
Many researchers have linked hormonal imbalance to cancers. Prostate cancer, breast cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer and cancer of the ovary are attributed to the dominance of estrogen hormone. This hormone is present in our environment. It is found in our foods especially in commercial poultry, household plastics may contain estrogen compounds as well as the pesticides we use in our crops. The dominance of estrogen hormones has left us at risk of cancer.
Testosterone replacement therapy involves supplementation of testosterone inform of injections, pellets, patches or gel in order to treat conditions in which the testes do not produce enough testosterone. It is also available in IV forms. Just like the estrogen replacement therapy in women, this ought to be done by an expert as the dosage is important for better results and to mitigate on the side effects. This therefore cannot be done without the help of an expert. This therapy has been found to be effective in fighting hypogonadism. It is also good in improves energy levels, perfect body mass, sex functions and muscle strength among other benefits.
Testosterone therapy has very many benefits to the body but if it is done without blocking estrogen it may lead to estrogen dominance in the males which increases cancer risk.
Estrogen dominance– cancer has been linked to estrogen dominance in the body. In a case where estrogen is excessively higher than the testosterone hormones in the body the hormonal environment in the body becomes conducive for the growth of cancer cells. Just like Estrogen hormones dominance in women is known to cause breast cancer it also puts men at high risk of prostate cancer and other types of cancer.
An imbalance between the testosterone and estrogen hormones is a major cause of cancer. The level of testosterone is always lowered during old age as the production of this hormone becomes slowed. When production of this hormone is reduced, the body will have high estrogen hormones hence exposing men to cancer. Though not known to many, men also have estrogen in their bodies but not as much as women. A key approach to cancer prevention is in ensuring a balance between the estrogen and testosterone hormone is achieved.
Artificial hormone xenoestrogen adds the estrogen activities in our bodies. We get this hormone in commercial dairy products that are from animals injected with growth hormones and it acts as estrogen in our bodies. It is also available in pesticides used to spray crops and unfortunately they end up in our bodies. When introduced in the body they inhabit fatty tissues like the breast tissues and hence favor growth of cancerous cells in the breast. This hormone is more poisonous than natural ‘estrogen dominance’ and it also poisons the DNA, unfortunately xenoestrogen cannot be easily removed from the body.
In men the levels of estrogen should be low as they do not have many functions as in the women. Generally they are low but it is good to note that estrogen is a byproduct of testosterone conversion in men therefore increasing the levels of testosterone in the body without blocking estrogen can lead to higher than recommended levels of hormones in the body. When estrogens are higher than normal it indicates that the testosterone levels are lower than required. At this point it is advisable to use estrogen blockers even as you are undergoing testosterone replacement therapy to lower the levels of estrogen hormones that is already high failure to which there will be estrogen dominance in you and this is known to beckon cancer.
Aromatase inhibitors can be used since aromatase is the enzymes that convert testosterone to estrogen hormone and this will lead to rise in estrogen hormone levels in men. When this hormone is blocked then the testosterone levels will increase as estrogen levels decrease and this will help in avoiding estrogen dominance.
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