Found this today on my facebag group. Good info.
The Dangers of Inhibiting Estrogen in Men
Dr. Rob Kominiarek D.O., FACOFP
Miami April 11-14 AMMG Friday General Session
Estradiol is a pleiotropic hormone that has instrumental influence over numerous critical functions related to the cardiac and vascular system, bone and mineral metabolism, cognition, memory, mood, balance, age related neurodegenerative disorders and lipolysis of fat.
Evidence suggests that estradiol has neurotrophic and neuroprotective properties and promotes the survival and viability of intimate brain structures. The benefits of estradiol on neuroprotection are attributed to genomic and non-genomic signaling, regulation of mitochondrial energy and antioxidant action.
Damaged neurons increase the production of aromatase, the enzyme that is responsible for the conversion of androgens into estradiol. Our own astrocytes after suffering trauma increase aromatase expression to exert the numerous benefits of estrogen to these intimate structures.
Knowing all this to be an evident truth, why then do some clinicians insist on blocking the aromatization of testosterone into the ever-important, pleiotropic hormone estradiol?