Gynecomastia is a very ambiguous condition influenced by a variety of factors.  At the heart of it, gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance and can be treated with a male breast reduction procedure. Even though gynecomastia is a hormone caused condition, there are a myriad of sources for imbalance. Sources range from tumors, to thyroid issues.


Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the individual produces a low level of sex-hormone binding globulin. Ten to forty percent of individuals with hyperthyroidism may experience symptoms of gynecomastia. Returning to normal thyroid activity may reverse and repair these symptoms over the length of a few months.

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Tumors can also be a cause of hormone imbalance. Testicular tumors such as Leydig cell tumors or Sertoli cell tumors can result in gynecomastia symptoms. Adrenal and pituitary tumors can also produce hormones that alter the male-female balance and cause gynecomastia.

Malnutrition and Liver Problems

Malnutrition can also throw off the balance of hormones in the body. When the body is malnourished, the levels of testosterone drop and the liver’s ability to degrade estrogen is hindered. This can cause an obvious trap for hormone imbalance.

People with liver failure or cirrhosis can also suffer the symptoms of the liver’s incapacity to break down estrogen, thus resulting in the possibility of gynecomastia.

Aging can contribute to the symptoms of gynecomastia as well. As men age, the level of testosterone produced drops over time.

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