What causes Gynecomastia in men ? What are the reasons for Gynecomastia ?
Hormone disorders, disorders with low testosterone and some syndromes, conditions that can increase estrogen; testicular tumors, adrenal gland tumors, thyroid gland diseases (hyperthyroidism or goiter), some types of cancer, especially lung and liver, liver cirrhosis, long-term use of some drugs and substances (alcohol, amphetamine antidepressants, drugs) and excessive weight gain are known to cause gynecomastia. Therefore, people with complaints should first be examined by a doctor and a detailed screening should be done in terms of diseases that may lie on the ground.
Gynecomastia is classified into three different types. The diseases we have mentioned can usually appear as ‘Glandular gynecomastia’. This type is similar to the female breast, but there are mammary glands that do not produce milk, and only the increase of these glands is the glandular type. In another type called “fatty gynecomastia”, there is no increase in the mammary gland tissue, only an increase in the breast area and it is usually caused by alcohol or frequent weight gain. The last one is “mixed type” in which both types are seen together.