Poor dietary habits and lifestyle choices easily contribute to a host of issues, including weight gain and the accumulation of excess fat. Excess fat often results in a slower metabolism, testosterone levels, and aromatase production. The aromatase enzyme converts testosterone to estrogen.
Men produce estrogen, albeit at a lower level compared to women. When a man’s body produces excess estrogen, the more likely that excess fat will be stored. An area where this excess is usually more prevalent is the chest or breast. This is what commonly causes pseudogynecomastia.
When the body produces excess estrogen, it is more likely that excess fat will be stored. Fat also causes the body to produce the aromatase enzyme. This enzyme converts testosterone into estrogen and is responsible for slowing down metabolism, which slows down the body’s ability to burn fat – you will lose fat but in lesser amounts. If not addressed, this can lead to more fat being stored, causing an imbalance in the body’s hormone level.
An increased estrogen level in men also results in loss of muscle mass, fatigue and mood swings.