Common MTHFR Symptoms in Men
While MTHFR symptoms in men can be any of the MTHFR symptoms on the first MTHFR symptoms tab, it’s important to understand that there are a number of symptoms experienced specifically by men.
Men with MTHFR deficiency can produce very different symptoms that not only affect them as men but also play a serious role in their physical strength, how they detoxify their male organs, how they reproduce (in terms of fertility), and how their hormones affect their overall health and mental wellbeing. There are many disease states that are common in society however MTHFR is most often undiagnosed as the underlying cause of many men’s health problems and men tend to be less likely to ask for help when there is plenty we can do for them.
Men with active MTHFR gene mutations mean a certain % loss of function in methylation, this condition over time means less production of hundreds of complex biochemical processes that the male body needs to maintain good health.
To learn more about methylation imbalances in men click here.
Common problems men face with MTHFR gene mutations
Men are known to have higher levels of testosterone, the male hormone, testosterone usually produces more muscle mass, MTHFR gene mutations can cause a reduced ability to produce enough ATP (energy) that is needed to repair muscle fatigue, so having more muscle mass to feed and repair MTHFR deficiency can cause men to suffer from physical fatigue.
Oestrogen Dominance (estrogen dominance)
Some men have genes that are prone to estrogen dominance, this hormone which is naturally produced in higher amounts in women can be more problematic for men because excess estrogen can drive down levels of testosterone leaving a male lacking in confidence with potential for poor libido, anxiety, and depression. There are a number of genes that control estrogen balance including MTHFR. Men who experience estrogen dominance can have many health problems including unwanted weight gain and increased risk of estrogen-related cancers.
Part of the problem with having active MTHFR gene mutations is toxicity. Common problems such as prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), infertility, cancer, and many other conditions of male organs are the result of having a “toxic endocrine system” when this happens, the environment of the male endocrine system is not clean and often causes many male health problems along with infertility problems. Having a toxic endocrine system is also an unhealthy environment for reproduction which can cause problems for pregnancy and some of that toxicity can get passed onto the fetus potentially causing damage to the fetus’s DNA during pregnancy.
Confidence and Motivation
Many men have problems with confidence which comes from the male hormone testosterone, often with MTHFR gene mutations toxicity leads to disruption of testosterone production and or unitization, when this is combined with other gene mutations that control motivation it becomes a big road block to get a man’s health back, but the good news it is totally possible to reverse this problem when you discover the root cause of the combined issue.
Conditions associated to MTHFR gene mutations in men
- Muscle fatigue
- Prostate problems
- Lack of confidence or motivation
- Miscarriage or re-occurring miscarriage (with your partner)
- Estrogen Dominance
- Aggression / Irritability
- Prostate cancer
- Painful erections
- Weight problems (Obesity)
- Low or no libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- High blood levels of B12
- Elevated red cell folate levels
- Anger and or sadness
- Low sperm count
- Symptoms of folate deficiency
- Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency