What is Male Gynecomastia?
It is a benign growth of the glandular tissue in the breast that is caused by a hormonal imbalance. Growth may be evident in a single breast, or in both. There are more than 200,000 cases of male gynecomastia in the U.S every year.
Male gynecomastia is predominantly evident in infants, boys starting or going through puberty, as well as in males over the age of 40. Male gynecomastia is typically not a serious health concern and can be treated with not invasive surgeries or by medication.
What might cause male gynecomastia:
- Anti-heartburn medications
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Anti-androgen medications (such as Proscar and Propecia)
- AIDS medications
- Heart medications
- Use of steroids
- Male sex organ disorders