How Leaky Gut Lowers Testosterone Levels
Q&A: I’ve had symptoms of pounding heart, fatigue and low testosterone for about a year after a strong course of antibiotics.
After a parasite test, we detected Blasto and managed to successfully treat it. My fatigue has stopped which is a huge relief however low testosterone and constant pounding heart remains. Would appreciate any further insight you may have on how leaky gut lowers testosterone levels and how it leads to the pounding heart symptoms.
Two major ways Leaky Gut lowers Testosterone
Ethanol from Yeast/Fungus alters Neurotransmitters & Hormones
4 ways alcohol lowers Testosterone levels and elevates Estrogen
- The metabolism of ethanol lowers the amount of the coenzyme NAD+(nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) inside the liver and testes. NAD+ is essential part of the electron donoring process needed in the production of testosterone and various other androgens..
- Alcohol stimulates the brain to release beta-opioid endorphins, which is why a person gets really relaxed after a few beers, OR after feeding overgrown candida a high carb meal. Sadly those endorphins are also notorious for their negative effect on testosterone synthesis.
- Alcohol consumption causes oxidative damage in the testicular leydig cells and various other bodily tissues, which leads to local reduction of testosterone inside the testes, and also to the destruction of some testosterone molecules already in circulation, due to the effects of the stress hormone: cortisol.
- Chronically high alcohol consumption (or internal production) can significantly increase estrogen levels. This is due to the fact that alcohol boosts the activity of the aromatase enzyme, which works by converting the male sex hormone: testosterone, into the female sex hormone: estrogen.
Minding the balance