Ah, puberty. It can be a very interesting time in a guy's life, what with all the changes going on. In fact, it seems like every day something on your body grows bigger or hair begins sprouting somewhere. Each day brings a new change or two, and it can sometimes feel like it's hard to keep up. It doesn't happen to every guy, but one of these changes can be the development of breast tissue.
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Last Updated: January 8, References. This article was co-authored by Lisa Bryant, ND. There are 16 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed , times. If you're worried about growing breast tissue as a man, you're not alone. Gynecomastia is a condition where males develop larger breast tissue due to a hormonal imbalance. It's normal to have gynecomastia during puberty that may go away on its own.
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Last Updated: March 18, References. There are 14 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page. This article has been viewed 3, times. If you have pseudogynecomastia, which is caused strictly by increased fatty deposits, losing weight through diet and exercise is usually your best option. Warning : Tell your doctor immediately if you feel outright pain when pressing on the area around your areola.
Gynecomastia also spelled Gynaecomastia , [a] is the abnormal non-cancerous enlargement of one or both breasts in men, due to the growth of breast tissue as a result of a hormone imbalance between estrogen and androgen. Gynecomastia can be normal in newborn babies due to exposure to estrogen from the mother, in adolescents going through puberty , and in obesity and older men. Alcohol and some drugs can also cause breast enlargement.