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What You Need To Know About Gynecomastia In Men And Its Causes

Gynecomastia is a medical condition, that can cause an increase in breast gland tissue in a man. This can be caused by the imbalance of the hormones called, testosterone and estrogen. This disorder can affect one or both breasts. When testosterone and estrogen does not balance properly, it can lead to gynecomastia. When you are overweight, it can also cause you to have excess fat around your chest area.

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Causes of gynecomastia in men

It is important to know that gynecomastia can be caused by the imbalance of the hormones, testosterone and estrogen. The following are things that can cause imbalance of hormones, that may lead to gynecomastia. They include the following:

1. Age

When a man begins to age, his testosterone level will drop naturally. According to a research, some men who are 50 years and above may experience gynecomastia, as a result of reduced testosterone level.

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2. Puberty

Puberty refers to the development of a child's body, as they become an adult. Gynecomastia may occur in young boys due to hormonal changes during puberty.

3. Excess fat in the body

Having excess fat in the body may lead to gynecomastia, because of storage of fat around the chest area. When someone has a high amount of fat, it can lead to higher estrogen levels.

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4. Medications

There are some drugs that have estrogen properties, or supply your body with testosterone substances that can be transformed into estrogen. This can lead to imbalance of hormones.

Th following are things that can help you improve your hormone levels, and they include the following:

1. Reduce your intake of alcohol.

2. It is important that you sleep for at least 7 hours at night.

3. Eat food that contains balanced diet. It is important that you also avoid processed food.

4. Engage in exercise that will help you train your muscles.

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