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Enlarged breasts in men(Gynecomastia)
« on: October 27, 2012, 10:52:20 AM »
Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone.
Newborns, boys going through puberty and older men may develop gynecomastia as a result of changes in hormone levels,other causes also exist.
Generally, it isn't a serious problem. It may go away on its own. Sometimes they may feel pain in their breasts. If it persists, medication or surgery may help.
Gynecomastia is triggered by a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen.
-Gynecomastia in infants: More than half of male infants are born with enlarged breasts due to the effects of their mother's estrogen. Generally, the swollen breast tissue goes away within two to three weeks after birth.
-Gynecomastia during puberty: Gynecomastia caused by hormone changes during puberty is relatively common. In most cases, the swollen breast tissue will go away without treatment within six months to two years.
-Gynecomastia in men:The prevalence of gynecomastia peaks again between the ages of 50 and 80. At least one in four men are affected during this time.
**Medications: A number of medications can cause gynecomastia. These include:
1)Anti-androgens used to treat prostate enlargement or cancer and some other conditions. Examples include flutamide, finasteride (Proscar) and spironolactone (Aldactone).
2)AIDS medications. Gynecomastia can develop in HIV-positive men who are receiving a treatment regimen called highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Efavirenz (Sustiva) is more commonly associated with gynecomastia than are other HIV medications.
3)Anti-anxiety medications, such as diazepam (Valium).
4)Tricyclic antidepressants.
6)Ulcer medications, such as cimetidine.
7)Cancer treatment (chemotherapy).
8)Heart medications, such as digoxin (Lanoxin) and calcium channel blockers.
9)Street drugs and alcohol
**Substances that can cause gynecomastia include: Alcohol,Amphetamines, Marijuana, Heroin, Methadone,
**1)Health conditions:
Several health conditions can cause gynecomastia by affecting the normal balance of hormones. These include:
Hypogonadism, Aging, Hyperthyroidism, Kidney failure, Liver failure and cirrhosis, Malnutrition and starvation,Herbal products such as plant oil,lavender used in shampoos,soaps..


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Re: Enlarged breasts in men(Gynecomastia)
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 12:49:33 PM »
Oh, I didn't read the information well, concentrated a lot on the chest part, can't blame a lady. Yeah, that's abnormal condition.
what are the treatment options? Gynecomastia, provide male hormone???