When abnormal breast tissue develops in men, it is known as gynecomastia.
The condition may happen in one or both breasts. It starts as a small lump below the nipple, which may be tender. One breast may be larger than the other. Over time the lump may lessen and feel harder.
According to Healthline, causes of enlargement of the breast in men are;
1. Breast Milk
Infants may experience breast swelling when drinking their mothers’ breast milk. The female hormone is present in breast milk, so nursing babies may experience a slight spike in their levels of female hormones.
Although boys’ bodies make androgens, they also produce the female hormone. When entering puberty, they may make more female hormones than androgens. This can lead to breast swelling in men. The condition occurs usually for some time and subsides as hormone levels get balanced again.
Andropause is a phase in the life of a man that’s the same as menopause in a woman. During andropause, the production of male hormones reduces over several years. This usually happens around middle age. The resulting hormone imbalance may lead to breast swelling, hair loss, and insomnia.
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