Men with low testosterone levels can easily fall into the trap of blaming testosterone for all of their symptoms. The reality is that the human body is filled with a variety of hormones, not just testosterone. One of the biggest culprits in low testosterone production is estradiol, or estrogen in men.
Health Benefits of Estradiol in men
Estradiol is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle in men. A recent study reveals just a few of the many benefits of estradiol in aging men, including the following:
- Cholesterol (lipid) metabolism
- Bone maturation
- Brain function
- Sexual interest
- Skin health (NCBI)
So, before you dismiss estradiol as being “for the ladies only,” think what life would be like without these huge health benefits.
Symptoms and dangers of low estradiol
The symptoms of low testosterone are well-documented, especially with the meteoric rise in popularity of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT). There are also significant symptoms that come from having low estradiol. Here are just a few of the symptoms that stem from low estradiol:
- Erectile dysfunction
- Water retention
Follow the link to learn more about additional symptoms of low estradiol in men. Maintaining a healthy level of estradiol should be valued just as much as having normal levels of testosterone. Your body needs both hormones at their best for you to feel your best.
Balance all your hormones through the Low T St. Louis
The Low T St. Louis team works with men of all ages to balance all your hormone levels, including estradiol. Our board-certified physicians meet with each of our patients to identify and create a custom treatment plan to meet your body’s unique hormonal needs.
We’ve created a FREE eBook available here for immediate download to help patients learn more about testosterone treatment. This FREE eBook can help answer your questions and give you the insight you need to get started. No matter what your hormone levels may be, you can get the right information to know what treatment is best for your body.