Aromatase Inhibitors such as Anastrozole is used in reducing estrogens, including estradiol in men. Excessive estradiol in men can lead to benign prostatic hyperplasia, gynecomastia (male breast development) and symptoms of hypogonadism. When combined with testosterone, triglyceride levels decrease and testosterone levels increase at levels than with testosterone alone.
Frequently asked questions
I am a man; I shouldn’t have estrogen right?
You definitely should have estrogen. Women synthesize estrogen in their ovaries, men produce estrogen through a process involving the enzyme called aromatase that transforms testosterone into estradiol. Aromatase inhibitors help reduce this level to their normal levels as to not to negatively impact testosterone levels.
Is it a pill?
Yes, it is a small pill and it is taken one to two times a week spread out on days opposite of your testosterone injection.