Gynecomastia is a physical condition in men where breastsare at grow and lactation can show up. This condition is pretty common during theperiod of puberty. During that time, men can notice that their breasts areincreasing. It can affect one or both breasts. There is also condition calledpubertal hypertrophy. Here the enlargement happens beneath the areolar tissueand it lessens in one year the most. Gynecomastia is also present in olderman, especially if they put on weight. It is not dangerous and it does not lastlong. It can be the consequence of a hormonal imbalance, usage of hormonalmedications or liver conditions such as cirrhosis. This condition is not longlasting but it can cause psychological problems. If you are bothered by the aesthetics,you can consult a surgeon who can help you in correcting your breasts.Gynecomastia can be caused by a higher level ofandrogen and estrogen, and higher breast sensitivity to androgens. Gynecomastiacan sometimes be caused by sever underlying conditions such testicular tumor,Klinefelter’s disease and rarely it can be causedby lung, liver or adrenal cancer. There are also some medications which canresult in breast growth. Those medications usually consist of hormones orantiandrogens. Also, medications which are used to treat ulcer can cause breastgrowth. Chemotherapeutics, cardiovascular medicines, antidepressants anddiazepam, alcohol and marijuana can also induce this condition. Since the main symptoms of gynecomastia are breastor breasts grow, and constant breast pain, it is an easy condition to diagnose.There are palpable and visible gynecomastia.Palpable is when the breast growth is minor and visible is when the growth islarger.
When appeared during puberty, the enlargement is located beneath theareola. It is important to make a distinction between gynecomastia and fat. If you gain weightyou will also have fat in your breasts, but that is not caused by gynecomastia.In those cases, you should change your eating habits and start to work out. Dueto that, your fat will disappear from all the areas of your body. Similar to gynecomastia is pseudogynecomastia.These two conditions are often confused. Important difference is that in pseudogynecomastiafatty tissue is accumulated, and there is no glandular tissue growth. The maindistinction between fatty and glandular tissue is that glandular tissue isgristly and can be moved. Now you are introduced to gynecomastia and its mainsymptoms, and you can examine yourself to see if you have it or not. You shouldconsult the doctor if you suspect that you might have it.