Ratio imbalance of low testosterone and high estrogen can lead to gynecomastia. Here are 8 reasons why your testosterone level may drop!

 

Obesity
Obesity decreases testosterone level, causing estrogen to take over and cause enlargement of the breast tissue.

Testosterone Replacement Therapy
We know this may sound ironic, but Testosterone Replacement Therapy can also cause some temporary breast growth.

Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic steroid is a synthetic version of testosterone that may convert to estrogen. The side effects are way worse than regular testosterone treatment.

Plant Oils & Natural Grooming Products
Certain plant oil ingredients contain estrogen-like properties such as lavender oil.

Hair Loss Drugs & Other Medications
Anti-hair loss drugs can cause dihydrotestosterone, which has an anti-testosterone effect.

Severe Liver or Kidney Diseases
Liver disease can cause protein synthesis disruption and even overproduction. This may affect a protein (SHBG) that binds testosterone.

Tumours
Some lung or testicular tumours can make a specific type of hormone (HCG) that while it stimulates testosterone production, it also converts testosterone to estrogen.

Age
Unfortunately, gynecomastia gets less uncommon with age (decreased testosterone levels).

 


 

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