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GynecomastiaGynecomstia is a common condition that causes men´s breasts to grow and become larger than normal. It can affect one or both breasts. Upto 60% of men may be affected to some degree, causing great emotional and social distress.
In most cases it is caused by an imbalance between male (testosterone) and female (oestrogen) sex hormones. It is commonly found at puberty (due to hormonal changes) and in eldery men (production of testosterone drops). Certain medications such as steroids, drugs to treat prostate cancer, some anti-inlammatory drugs can cause gynecomastia. Other causes include obesity, drinking too much alcohol, cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver tumours and occasionally lung cancer. It may also be a result of genetic disorder (linefelter).
It is classified into three types:
- True gynecomastia: caused by an abnormal development of the mammary gland.
- Lipomastia: caused by excessive fatty tissue.
- Mixed: a combination of both causes.
Once the underlying cause has been identified and, if necessary, addressed (change of medication), surgery remains the best option for treatment.