Gynecomastia or 'woman-like breasts'. Gynecomastia is a benign enlargement of the male breast resulting from a proliferation of the glandular component of the breast.Gynecomastia is defined clinically by the presence of a rubbery or firm mass extending concentrically from the nipples. The condition known as pseudogynecomastia, or lipomastia, is characterized by fat deposition without glandular proliferation. Although Gynecomastia is usually bilateral, it can be unilateral.This is an abnormal development of mammary glands in males resulting in breast enlargement. It is not normal for men to have breasts and this makes this condition very embarrassing and may causes low self-esteem especially in teenagers.It is very common in adolescents. It occurs due to hormonal imbalance in the male body between the age of 12 & 18 when estrogen is sometimes produced in large quantities leading to enlargement of mammary glands.
Causes Of Gynecomastia:
There are the multiple of gynecomastia. A number of researchers believe that in many cases an altered androgen / estrogen ratio causes changes in cellular elements in breast tissue.This could be due to:
►Decrease In Production Of Androgen
►Increase In Estrogen Formation
►Decrease In Sensitivity Of Breast Tissue To Androgens
Physiological during infancy and at puberty:
Gynecomastia can occur physiologically in neonates (due to female hormones from the mother) and sometimes at puberty.
►Testicular Agenesis: Failure Of Testes To Develop.
►Inflammation Of Testes.
►Tumor Of Testes.
Imbalance of sex hormone:
Imbalance of estrogenic and androgenic hormones causes gynecomastia.
Signs & Symptoms Of Gynecomastia:
►Enlargement Of Breast
►Pain In Breast
Treatment for gynecomastia:
You can visit Imran'z Clinic for a complete detailed evaluation. Imran'z Clinic offers specialized treatment protocol for the treatment of Gynecomastia.