Gynecomastia management in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Gynecomastia – enlarged breast tissue in men
GYNECOMASTIA: CAUSES AND TREATMENTS
Gynecomastia is a condition in which the small amount of breast tissue males normally have has been stimulated to grow more than normal. This condition has the potential to inflict serious physical and emotional suffering. Men experiencing gynecomastia will often be too ashamed to go to the gym, the beach or anywhere they can’t wear multiple layers of clothing to hide their body shape.
TYPICAL CAUSES OF GYNECOMASTIA
- Hormonal imbalances
- Prescription drugs or their side effects
- Diet and nutrition
- Unknown causes
MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR GYNECOMASTIA
- Surgical. Surgery can be done to remove excess breast tissue. This is usually performed under general anesthesia, a procedure which carries risks of complications.
- Medical. Through other medical interventions, the underlying cause of gynecomastia can be identified and treated. Many men prefer this option because it is safer than surgery.
HORMONE IMBALANCES AND GYNECOMASTIA
The most common cause of gynecomastia is a hormone imbalance. In particular, breast tissue growth occurs when levels of the female hormone (estrogen) are too high, and levels of the male hormone (testosterone) are too low. This imbalance can be corrected through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Treating hormonal imbalances helps not only the body’s appearance, but it also reduces the chance of developing male breast cancer, which is more common among men with gynecomastia.
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