Back to Men's health. Gynaecomastia sometimes referred to as "man boobs" is a common condition that causes boys' and men's breasts to swell and become larger than normal. It is most common in teenage boys and older men.
Low testosterone levels in men can sometimes lead to a condition called gynecomastia, or the development of larger breasts. Testosterone is a naturally occurring hormone. Both low testosterone and gynecomastia are often treatable.
Gynecomastia is the enlargement of a male's breasts secondary to various factors. It occurs in adolescence because of temporary hormonal imbalance of testosterone male hormone and estrogen female hormone. It affects 30 percent - 60 percent of all males reaching puberty, and subsides by age 18 in 80 percent of the cases.
Gynecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, is the surgical correction of overdeveloped or enlarged breasts in men. Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours. In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola the dark skin surrounding the nipple.
And we're not talking about the kind of man boobs you get when you pack on some extra pounds. Yes, just like the rest of your body, you can store fat in your breasts, and that can come and go with weight fluctuations. But many causes of actual breast development in guys aren't so simple.
Gynecomastia is the benign enlargement of male breast glandular tissue and is the most common breast condition in males. Since it causes anxiety, psychosocial discomfort and fear of breast cancer, early diagnostic evaluation is important and patients usually seek medical attention. Gynecomastia was reported to cause an imbalance between estrogen and androgen action or an increased estrogen to androgen ratio, due to increased estrogen production, decreased androgen production or both.
With gynecomastia, tissue inside the breast glands grows. This can cause female-appearing breasts. Gynecomastia guy-nuh-koh-MAS-tee-uh is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. Gynecomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly.
Gynecomastia also spelled Gynaecomastia is an endocrine system disorder in which a noncancerous increase in the size of male breast tissue occurs. The development of gynecomastia is usually associated with benign pubertal changes. The condition commonly resolves on its own and conservative management of gynecomastia is often all that is necessary.