Mr. Wellington’s doctor claims his patient’s estrogen levels were eight times higher than the normal limits for men, higher even than the levels typically seen in healthy women
High estrogen levels
Although soy products do not contain any estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, they do produce plant-based estrogens also known as phytoestrogens.
“It seems my patient developed a severe form of gynecomastia which is a non-cancerous increase in the size of male breast tissue,” explains his physician, Dr. Allan Greenwall.
“His diet high in phytoestrogens would also explain his extreme mood swings, irritability, decrease of libido and lack of rationality, all symptoms similar to women suffering from PMS” he adds.
“Crying for no reason”
Sydney Wellington claims the mood swings immediately ended after he stopped consuming soy products over two weeks ago.
“I would wake up in the middle of the night and start crying for no reason, it was pretty harsh on my spouse who had no idea what was going on with me,” he recalls.
“My libido completely dropped, every time my spouse was aroused, I told her I had a headache or that I wasn’t in the mood. She once even thought I had turned gay,” he told local reporters, visibly glad these events were now far behind.
“If that is what it is like to be a woman, then being a woman is a man’s worst nightmare” he adds, laughingly.
A similar case occurred in Belgium in 2013 when a transgender man who had been a vegetarian for over 20 years discovered he was not a woman after ending his soy-based diet for medical reasons.