Gynecomastia happens when breast tissue in men or boys is overdeveloped. It tends to give a feminine look to boys and men who suffer from this surprisingly-common health condition.
People suffering with gynecomastia usually have hormone imbalances which cause the dreaded moobs look. Most common in boys who are going through puberty or men who are older, Gynecomastia happens due to normal fluctuations in hormone levels.
There are other causes sometimes but hormone changes are definitely the most common reason why the disorder happens. In general, this condition isn’t serious from a health standpoint. It’s more of a cosmetic problem for most. However, it may trigger some serious psychological turmoil, as most men and boys do not want a feminine look. They may feel a range of negative emotions when they think about their overdeveloped breast tissue.
At times, this disorder will go away on its own. If it doesn’t, there are prescription drugs which may help. Gynecomastia Surgery is a popular option among many males. This disorder is considered to be an endocrine system disorder. The increases in breast tissue size are not cancerous.
If you have a teen son who is suffering from Gynecomastia, be sure to gently discuss the issue with him. See if it bothers him. If it does, encourage him to see a physician. There is help out there and talking to a doctor is the best way to find it.
Seventy percent of boys of adolescent age experience breast development as they go through puberty. Newborns may also experience Gynecomastia which tends to go away pretty rapidly. In both newborn males and adolescent males, hormone shifts related to maternal hormones tend to trigger the condition. Hormonal shifts which occur in puberty may also cause this condition to happen. Typically, the adolescent male form of Gynecomastia is linked with harmless changes which relate to puberty. However, boys may feel shame and embarrassment when their breast tissue grows.
Disorders which impact the endrocrine system or trigger dysfunction which is metabolic may have the capacity to cause the over-development of breast tissue. This condition upsets some males who have it and their feelings are important. This is why any male who is unhappy with his breast tissue development should seek out help from a cosmetic surgeon.
If you have Gynecomastia, but aren’t ready for surgery, you may wish to consider non-surgical options. Although these aren’t typically as effective as surgical options, but hey at least they get you in good health. And perhaps prepare you for surgery if you change you mind in future.
For example, a diet which is low in dairy (dairy products may contain hormones which trigger Gynecomastia) may help to ease the condition. We also recommend drinking plenty of water, as it will help your body to shed extra weight and to appear as lean as possible. A clean diet and a good workout routine will be helpful. They may not always be enough, but they will always help.
Some people use creams or herbal remedies in order to tackle “moobs”. Such creams typically contain caffeine which reduce water content within breasts and makes them look smaller. However, creams won’t provide permanent results.