For adolescents and grown men, few things are more discouraging than the development of excess breast tissue. The condition known as gynecomastia does not discriminate. According to some estimates, up to 65% of men will have enlarged breasts at some point during their lives due to factors such as weight fluctuations, hormonal imbalances and the …


A condition called gynecomastia – colloquially known as “man boobs” – is common, but that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing when you struggle with it. Some estimates suggest as many as 50 to 60% of men develop excess breast tissue at least once in their lives. Often, this phenomenon begins during puberty and goes …


Male breast enlargement, also known as gynecomastia, is prevalent in the United States. Though the criteria to define, measure, and diagnose excess gynecomastia may vary, conservatively more than half of the adult male population demonstrates enlarged breasts (Johnson & Murad 2009). The major cause of gynecomastia is the presence of a hormonal imbalance. Though the …


A few words about breast enlargement in men. Gynecomastia is a swelling or enlargement of the breast tissue in males that can occur at any age. It is not cancer. Patients may experience enlargement of one or both breasts. The patient may be asymptomatic or may experience pain of the breast especially under the nipple …


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