Gynaecomastia - Symptom, Causes, Treatment of Gynaecomastia
Gynaecomastia is the extension and
tenderness of one or both breasts in males.
in infant babies (as a
of maternal hormones which have crossed the placenta) and during puberty, when it
causes embarrassment and anxiety.
Gynaecomastia in adult males is
due to hormonal disturbances which
amounts of the female hormone oestrogen in the drculation. All men
amounts of oestrogen, but when they are healthy its effects are
by the male hormone testosterone.
Reasons of gynaecomastia include liver disorders, several drugs including some utilised to treat peptic ulcer disease and several anti-cancer drugs, cannabis use, oestrogen-secreting tumours of the testis or adrenal glands, or a
comparative exorbitance of oestrogen resulting from ageing. Gynaecomastia
later on treatment of the underlying cause. If the enlargement persists, the
breast tissue may be
for cosmetic causes.