Possible Causes for the Development of Man Boobs

There are many reasons that have been addressed as the cause man boobs.  However, the development of the man boobs is really unknown until now. In most of the cases the causes are related to hormonal changes. This is why most of the affected people are teenagers entering their pubertal stage. The other causes are aging, obesity and hereditary factors. There are also other diseases that could cause gynecomastia. The diseases that might trigger a boost in production of estrogen in the body will end in gynecomastia.

Below are few of those diseases that increase the estrogen level in the body.

  • Liver problems
  • Kidney related disease
  • Diseases related to pituitary gland and hypothalamus
  • Cancer in the adrenal gland or testes
  • Hypogonadism and/or hyperthyroidism

Other than the underlying medical conditions, the usage of some medications can also cause gynecomastia. This is subjected to be the side effect of the medicines that triggers and increases the estrogen level in the body. Some of the medications that can have a direct effect on the causes on the abnormal enlargement of women-like breasts are mentioned below.

  • AIDS medications
  • Ulcer medications
  • Some types of antibiotics
  • Cardiovascular medications
  • Anti-anxiety drugs
  • Chemotherapy drugs
  • Pharmacological treatment for prostate cancer

Usage of drugs like marijuana and heroin or alcohol can also cause gynecomastia in certain cases. After you know the causes of your gynecomastia you can take the necessary steps to treat and cure it.  The abnormally enlarged man boobs might look similar to each other, but they are not the same. The treatment for the medical condition gynecomastia is not the same for everyone affected. The treatment varies from individual to individual depending on the severity of the development of the man boobs.

It is always advisable to consult a doctor to get rid of the man boobs. They can diagnosis and identify the exact condition and cause from a physical examination. In most cases the treatment other than the surgery, meanwhile the sufferers can ask the doctors methods to hide man boobs.