Men with naturally high levels of the female hormone estrogen may have a greater risk of developing breast cancer, according to research by an international collaboration including Cancer Research UK published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. This is the first time a link between estrogen levels in the blood and male breast cancer has been identified, despite its connection to breast, womb and ovarian cancers in women. Men with the highest levels of estrogen were two and a half times more likely to develop breast cancer than men with the lowest levels of the hormone. Male breast cancer is very rare with one man in every , diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK. Around male cases are diagnosed each year in the UK compared with nearly 50, cases of breast cancer in women. The aim was to study a large international pool of men with breast cancer.
For decades, women have used hormone therapy to ease symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes and sweating. But well-conducted studies have led many doctors to conclude that the risks of MHT often outweigh the benefits. It does not discuss other possible risks of MHT such as heart disease or stroke. Menopause is sometimes called the change of life , or the change. The ovaries stop releasing eggs and making the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone. In the months or years leading up to natural menopause, menstrual periods may become less frequent and irregular, and hormone levels may go up and down.
Men with high estrogen levels could be at greater risk of breast cancer
Some men might experience inflamed or puffy nipples. Several factors can lead to puffy nipples in men, including hormonal imbalances, certain exercises, and excess body fat. In most cases, making dietary and exercise-related changes will help. However, if making these changes do not help, surgery may be necessary to reduce swelling and return the nipples to their previous state. In this article, we examine the causes of puffy nipples in men.
By: Team Asprey. It seems like female problems come in groups. Patients will learn they have fibrocystic breasts, then get treated for endometriosis or fibroids. A woman with a lifetime of heavy periods will end up at the fertility clinic. A man with a more womanly shape up top may find himself with sexual dysfunction down the road.