What is Gynecomastia in Arizona?
Gynecomastia is the technical term for abnormally large mammary glands in males. There is a number of causes for Gynecomastia in Arizona. Weight gain can cause some men to have a disproportionate amount of fat tissue in their breasts. Hormonal changes, drugs, aging, and hyperthyroidism can all cause men to grow breasts that embarrass them when they are at the beach or the locker room at the gym. Enlarged breasts can impact a man’s self-esteem. Male breast reduction in Scottsdale can be the solution to the problem.
Possible Causes of Gynecomastia
Hormones change with age especially when men are overweight. Infants and young adults starting puberty can also have hormonal spikes that can change breast tissue size.
Alcohol, pot, opiates, amphetamines, antidepressants, antibiotics, ulcer treatment drugs, heart drugs, HIV treatment drugs, steroids, and prostate treatment drugs can cause enlarged breast tissue.
Weight gain can mask medical problems causing gynecomastia. When a person has enlarged breasts from obesity the patient actually has pseudogynecomastia.
When the thyroid gland makes too much of the hormone thyroxine the chest can become enlarged.
Klinefelter syndrome and pituitary insufficiency interfere with testosterone production and cause enlarged breasts.
It is common for patients undergoing hemodialysis to have enlarged breast due to hormonal changes.
A damaged liver in an alcoholic or cancer patient can change the hormone levels of the body causing enlarged breasts.
With extreme dieting or poor nutrition the testosterone levels can drop causing the disproportionate estrogen levels to cause enlarged breasts.
Tumors of the adrenal glands, pituitary gland, and testes can over produced female hormones that enlarge the breasts. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy.
Unknown reason or idiopathic reason for enlarged breast tissue.
What’s my next step?
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