Normally, women have breasts and problems there with. However, the overdevelopment of the male breast known as gynecomastia is found in four groups of males: New-borns, Preteens, Teenagers and Adult Males. It is caused by an imbalance or too much estrogen as opposed to too little testosterone. This article will now take a look at how this condition effects these 4 previously mentioned groups of males.
Gynecomastia affects new-born babies as they gain estrogen from their mothers. As a result breast buds are common amongst male babies but do go away in time. This is gradually around the age of 6 months old.
In preteen boys this condition can also be prevalent. It is believed to be caused by an estrogen producing tumour. Such breast buds are very common during puberty. These buds may last up to two years but normally go away within a year.
As for teenagers – like puberty is not difficult enough already this condition affects 65% of 14 year old teenage boys. At first you might think that there is something wrong with you but don’t fear in most cases it is just a natural phenomenon and signifies hormonal changes in your body. In fact the same hormone that causes all the other changes you experience during puberty is the hormone responsible for this condition in teenagers.
It might be very embarrassing for you to talk about this condition with your parents – and you might be worried about your body, in this case seek professional medical help. Doctors can not only give you a thorough physical examination making sure there is nothing wrong with you but they can discuss these changes and the condition in greater depth with you. This can go a long way to giving you a sense of reassurance.
Okay, next – the abnormal growth of breast tissue amongst adult males can be due to a number of different factors. Firstly, it can be due to depletion in testosterone which happens naturally with age or it can be as a result of taking certain medication which affects one’s hormonal balance.
Surgery to get rid of such oversized breasts in the case of adult males might be necessary as in this case the condition might be chronic and remain for life. Also it could signify other health conditions like testicular cancer – so go to your doctor and get checked out!
To conclude then the abnormal growth of breasts amongst males is normal for new-borns, preteens and teenage boys and happens as a result of natural hormonal changes. Amongst grown-ups however if it is not as a result of a depletion in testosterone it could be as a result of medication. Rather go and get checked out by a physician.
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