What Causes Gynecomastia? We have given you the details in this article on our website, with information and explanations that can answer your question.
Before we move on to the reasons, we have given information before, but we would like to define and explain GYNECOMASTY again for our visitors who cannot see our old content.
Gynecomastia is known and named as benign excessive breast development in men. It is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic operations in our clinic recently. Gynecomastia symptoms appear in almost every 3 men. This situation, which can be evident and observed even in infancy, is most common in adolescence. When we look at the analyzes of some studies conducted in Turkey, the incidence of gynecomastia in adolescent boys is 34%. Since it is not harmful to health, it does not cause a problem. However, it brings about distress situations, embarrassment and psychological bad feeling in people.
Why Does Gynecomastia Occur, Why Does It Happen?
Gynecomastia, which usually occurs due to fluctuations in the testosterone hormone, occurs due to a decrease in the amount of the hormone and conditions that will decrease testosterone and increase estrogen. The hormone balances in the person´s body are checked, and these hormone balances may be disturbed due to different reasons. The causes of this situation include changes in natural hormones, drug use, drug and alcohol use, and complications from different health conditions.
Men and women have estrogen hormones and testosterone hormones that control sex characteristics. It is testosterone that controls muscle mass and body hair. Estrogen, on the other hand, controls all feminine features in humans, especially the growth of the breasts. Estrogen is known as the female hormone. However, this hormone is produced in small amounts in every man. The production of this hormone much higher than normal or the unbalanced production of estrogen related to testosterone is a detail that can cause gynecomastia.
It is normal for newborn boys to be born with enlarged breasts depending on the estrogen level in their mother´s prenatal body. This swollen breast tissue can disappear in a short time in newborn men. In individuals who are in adolescence, the occurrence of gynecomastia due to hormones will be relatively more common. Most of the observed gynecomastia issues in adolescence will go away without the need for treatment.
Another issue that causes gynecomastia is the drugs used. Some drugs and types of drugs can cause it. At the same time, drugs used by some athletes to increase muscle mass unfortunately increase gynecomastia.
Some antidepressant drugs and some heart medications can also cause gynecomastia. Use of heroin, cannabis and different types of drugs or excessive alcohol consumption are among the causes of gynecomastia. Some changes in hormones that occur with normal aging cause overweight men.
To talk about other issues that cause gynecomastia, dialysis treatments related to kidney failure, various liver problems, use of cirrhosis drugs will result in gynecomastia.
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