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What is the Cause of Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia, commonly known as man boobs or “moobs”, can be troublesome for men of all ages and physical needs. As men mature, the amount of testosterone (a male hormone responsible for breast development) declines. Medications may slow this decline for some men, but the decrease is sudden and unexplained for most. Visit now to book an appointment.


Men with gynecomastia Adelaide may experience many symptoms such as depression, moodiness, decreased sexual drive, and increased body fat. To determine the cause of gynecomastia, your doctor will need to conduct several tests, including hormonal and blood testing. A thorough gynecomastia evaluation by your doctor will help to determine the best treatment plan. Treatment plans usually involve medications to balance testosterone and estrogen levels. Although medications are often an effective treatment option, they can have unpleasant side effects, including fatigue, drowsiness, headaches, dry mouth, hair loss, and decreased sexual desire.


If you don’t want to take medication, you may consider using a non-hormonal treatment such as surgery. If you choose to undergo gynecomastia treatment through surgery, your doctor will probably prescribe an estrogen-blocking drug such as Propecia (Finasteride). This drug prevents the conversion of testosterone into estrogen, which is one of the possible causes of gynecomastia. Visit now to book an appointment.


Alternatively, your doctor may recommend hormonal treatment. In general, these drugs cause a reduction in male hormones. However, after taking hormones for an extended period, a man’s body begins to produce estrogen and may attempt to correct an overabundance of testosterone. In many cases, this can alleviate the symptoms of gynecomastia.


The most common surgical method of treating gynecomastia Adelaide in men is called liposuction. During this procedure, fat and glandular tissue is removed from the abdomen. The fatty tissue causes the breast tissues to increase in size. If liposuction doesn’t solve the hormonal imbalance, your doctor may recommend that you take estrogen supplements. While these supplements can help balance out estrogen levels, they will not stop the excess tissue production.


As was mentioned above, many people who suffer from gynecomastia are incorrectly treated. However, there are possible causes of this ailment that can be corrected with natural treatment methods. A good diet, regular exercise, and a weight reduction are all things you can do to treat yourself. By avoiding medication and opting for more natural methods, you can improve your chances of beating this condition. Visit now to book an appointment.