What’s Gynecomastia/Male Breast Hypertrophy?
Gynecomastia, otherwise known as Male Breast Hypertrophy is a condition that is generally caused by a combination of two factors: dense breast tissue behind the nipple and excessive fatty tissue deposits over the wide chest muscle.
Gynecomastia affects a significant proportion of men. The majority of men who suffer with gynecomastia first notice the development of enlarged breasts early in the adolescence. The condition sometimes resolves on its own, but in the vast majority of patients it persists through years into the adulthood and becomes a cause for psychological embarrassment and discomfort around peers, friends and life partners. Most of cases of Gynecomastia are idiopathic, or not caused by any specific reason, but some cases could be due to certain endocrine diseases, hormonal changes, hereditary conditions, or the use of certain illicit and prescription drugs. When being evaluated for gynecomastia, Dr. Rayham will carefully examine you, evaluate your past medical history, and examine list of the medications you use. Sometimes additional evaluation by a medical doctor or an endocrinologist, a specialist in hormonal disorders, may be required to rule out any internal cause for gynecomastia. Luckily upon completion of this evaluation the vast majority of patients found to have no medical reasons or notable hormonal causes for breast enlargement.
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