Why TLC CLINIQUE
Gynecomastia (male breast enlargement) is a relatively common condition that is seen in young males. The condition is characterized by the presence of rubber – like firm tissue beneath the nipples, and at times excess skin and fat in the breasts, giving them an enlarged appearance mimicking a female breast. Social Embarrassment is the common problem silently suffered by majority of patients, Inability to wear a T-Shirt or snug clothes, Outdoor activities, or a Swim, the lack of confidence is even seen in the posture. Gynecomastia can lead to a severe lack of self-esteem, and in some cases depression and psychological problems.
Commonest cause of Gynecomastia is Adolescent Gynecomastia which is an alteration of a normal process due to hormonal changes associated with puberty. Other causes are Drugs (Medications), Systemic Illness – Liver diseases, Hormone Disorders, Obesity, Steroids, Herbal Supplements.
Clinically there are 4 stages depending on the size and extent, and treatment varies according to the stages, Adolescence Gynecomastia (associated with puberty) normally resolves by 16 years of age, if it persists then treatment should be sought. Generally glands with size greater than 4 cms do not resolve spontaneously.