Beachless Executive Member Dec 6, Papadakis MA, et al. Adrian Lo, a plastic surgeon at Pennsylvania Hospital who specializes in breast reduction for men told The Huffington Post. Joined Jan 26, Messages 11, Also, starvation and even just normal aging, especially in overweight men, may create gynecomastia. Gynecomastia guy-nuh-koh-MAS-tee-uh is swelling of the breast tissue in boys or men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. When a man has too much estrogen, the body is prompted to create excessive breast tissue.
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This week, one of the network's clinical contributors caused a splash with the claim that marijuana is "probably" a chief cause of gynecomastia, or man boobs. Many of us remember coming home from our elementary schools with freshly glazed pinchpots, cups, or whatever else our young imaginations could conjure up. Several health conditions can cause gynecomastia by affecting the normal balance of hormones. Top Blog Stories Back. The jury is still out, however, as to how weed affects hormone levels in humans, though there is some evidence to suggest that pot users have lower testosterone levels than non-users and that heavy doses of the drug may delay the onset of puberty in young men.
This content does not have an English version. The hormones testosterone and estrogen control the development and maintenance of sex characteristics in both men and women. Last year, plastic surgeon Dr. This study was limited, however, due to its very small sample size. Mayo Clinic does not endorse companies or products.
Clinical features, diagnosis, and evaluation of gynecomastia. Sweevo Honorary Master Dec 6, Methinks this is bs I got no boobs. Merck Manual Professional Version. Gynecomastia is triggered by a decrease in the amount of the hormone testosterone compared with estrogen. Joined Nov 20, Messages 9, Adrian Lo, a plastic surgeon at Pennsylvania Hospital who specializes in breast reduction for men told The Huffington Post.