Gynecomastia is an embarrassing condition that can affect men of any age. It is characterized by excessive male breast tissue growth and can cause shame and embarrassment in the people who have it.
There are many possible causes for gynecomastia in adolescents. While most young men will outgrow this condition, some will have their man boobs follow them into adulthood and surgery is the only treatment.
According to many medical sources, such as FamilyDoctor.org, a wide variety of medications can cause gynecomastia symptoms. Various drugs for depression, cancer and even AIDS has been linked to gynecomastia, including metronidazole, chemotherapy, tricyclic antidepressants, and even ulcer medication. These drugs can alter hormonal balance that stimulates breast tissue growth in males.
Much like medication, a lot of illegal drugs can cause gynecomastia in adolescents as well. Some of these drugs can include heroin, marijuana, steroids and alcohol. The growth of male breasts can happen slowly, so it will be unnoticeable to the patient at first.
Overactive Thyroid Glands
An adolescent who has an overactive thyroid gland, also known as hyperthyroidism, can overdevelop male breasts. The thyroid gland produces a large amount of thyroid hormones which can interfere with hormonal balance.
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