Nov 12, 2011
How is the best way to control water weight gain while using testosterone cyp
Response from Mr. Vergel
Most androgens like testosterone, nandrolone, and hormones like growth hormone can increase water retention. Water retention can increase blood pressure and make someone feel bloated and out of breath. Although not always the case, some men who use these products can have an increased conversion of testosterone into estradiol (a female hormone). This increased estradiol can increase water retention.
If you are experiencing this problem, have your phyisician check your total and free testosterone and estradiol (ultrasensitive test). Depending on the testosterone blood levels, you may have to decrease the dose or injection frequency. If estradiol is higher than 30 pg/dl, some physicians prescribe low doses of estrogen blockers like anastrozole. However, it is important to know that men need estradiol for proper bone and brain health, so decreasing it to very low levels may not be a good idea.
Here is more information on estradiol in men: Dangers of Excess Estrogen In the Aging Male
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