Why do some men have dangling boobs as women do?
#107805. Asked by lilacmay4. (Aug 08 09 1:07 PM)
Uh, I hope this answer is enough. I'm afraid to sleuth any more on this subject.|
" There are two possible medical causes for man boobs, Gynecomastia or Pseudogynecomastia. Which type you have determines what course of action is best for effective treatment. It's critical that you figure out which type you have, because the treatments are very different.
Gynecomastia is common during adolescence. It occurs by a combination of:
Increase in Estrogen
Decrease of Testosterone
Most teenagers who experience this simply grow out of it, but some don't.
There are other causes of unwanted man boobs however, including weight gain when you have a predisposition to accumulate the extra weight in your chest. This is common for men who used to bench press but stopped many years ago.
Also, some medications are known to bring on the dreaded man boob condition, including:
There are other possible medical conditions behind the problem as well; for example a thyroid condition.
Some of the newer medications for schizophrenia result in increased prolactin levels in men, and this can result in gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts in men. Women can also suffer from increased prolactin levels from these medications, and this will interfere with their ability to become pregnant.|
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