so what is the solution?
Men often feel embarrassed by the problem of gynecomastia, and it can cause bullying for some young men in their teenage years, causing them to lose self-confidence and weak character, but in Beauty Valleys Clinic for every problem there is a solution
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of the glandular tissues of the male breast, in other words it is the formation of excess fat and tissue in the male breast.
Gynecomastia results from an imbalance in the hormonal environment in the body, where the percentage of estrogen (female hormones) increases, compared to the percentage of androgens (male hormones).
The treatment is to reduce the size of the breast and give it a flat shape by suctioning this excess fatty tissue.
Other causes of Gynecomastia:
There are several factors that can cause gynecomastia other than the natural causes resulting from hormonal imbalance, some narcotic drugs and medications can cause gynecomastia as a side effect, some of these substances are:
- Corticosteroids and steroids.
- Some herbs such as lavender, tea tree oil.
- Opioids (narcotic drugs).
- Estrogen (including soy products).
- Heartburn medicines.
- Anti-anxiety medications.
- Take drugs.
The problem can also be associated with some medical conditions and treatments, such as:
- Chronic renal failure.
- Liver cirrhosis.
- Low testosterone levels.
- Aging, because aging can lead to a decrease in the level of testosterone production, which leads to the emergence of the problem.
Gynecomastia types or stages:
there are four types and stages of gynecomastia, which are classified according to the size and degree of sagging.
- The first stage: the breast is clear and large, but does not reach the stage of resembling the breast of a woman; Here, attention and observation should be made. With weight gain and breast size increases.
- The second stage: the breast here begins to take a shape similar to the woman’s breast, it grows in parts, but no sagging appears, and the treatment of secondary gynecomastia can be done with exercise.
- 3- The third stage: the excess skin here begins to appear and sag, and at this stage it is recommended to have a surgery to treat it.
- The fourth stage: It is the most advanced stage of gynecomastia, and it inevitably requires a gynecomastia surgery, where the breasts appear completely like the breasts of a woman.
It should be noted that it is possible for young men to appear signs of gynecomastia in adolescence, when the hormones are high and in a state of turmoil, it is necessary to understand that this stage is temporary, and when the hormones balance, the breasts will return to their normal shape.
– Gynecomastia that appears at puberty and persists for more than two years is referred to as persistent pubertal gynecomastia.
– Gynecomastia caused by transient changes in the level of the hormone with growth usually disappears on its own, within six months to two years.
Is male breast enlargement considering a medical condition (Gynecomastia) or due to excess body fat (pseudo-gynecomastia)? what’s the difference between them?!
Enlargement of breast tissue in men can be an enlargement of the tissues in the breast, either a true hyperplasia of the actual tissues, or as a result of fat deposition in the chest area.
We have known that the real expansion of glandular tissue in the breast is due to hormonal fluctuations or imbalances; So, what is false Gynecomastia?!
False gynecomastia often occurs in men who are obese, or who are overweight, and this leads to the formation of excess fatty tissue over the breast area, which creates an enlarged appearance of the breast and is known as pseudo gynecomastia or fatty gynecomastia.
Can Gynecomastia be treated with medication instead of surgery?
Medications are most effective in reducing gynecomastia in its early stages, but then scarring of the tissues often occurs after about 12 months. The medications are not likely to be effective, so surgery is the only possible treatment.
If you suffer from a problem and it is a source of embarrassment for you, do not hesitate and us visit at Beauty Valleys Clinic for medical examination and find the right solution for you.