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Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

Information about Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

We Have to Know about the Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

Causes of Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • The decrease in the amount of testosterone compared to estrogen
  • Medications
  • Street drugs and alcohol
  • Health conditions
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Tumors
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver failure and cirrhosis
  • HIV

Do’s and Don’ts of Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

Signs & Symptoms of Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • Swollen breast gland tissue
  • Breast tenderness
  • Nipple discharge
  • Swollen nipples

Medical advice for Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • Gynecomastia is common, especially during puberty, and usually doesn’t require treatment. In some cases, however, swollen breast tissue is a sign of an underlying health problem such as a tumor or chronic illness.

Risk factors of Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • Adolescence
  • Older age
  • Being overweight
  • Use of anabolic steroids or androgens to enhance athletic performance
  • A family history of gynecomastia

Treatment for Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • Medications
  • Surgery to remove excess breast tissue

Self-care for Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Don’t use illicit drugs like heroin, and marijuana.
  • Avoid alcohol

Investigations for Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

  • Blood tests
  • Mammograms
Treatment for Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia ,Enlarged Breasts in Men