What is Gynecomastia San Francisco?
Gynecomastia is a condition that causes an increase in glandular tissue and breast tissue in the breasts of boys and men. It can lead to enlarged male breasts, swelling of the breasts, and breast tenderness, which can take a negative toll on the confidence and self-esteem of those living with it. Dr. Delgado performs surgery to correct gynecomastia for a boost in self-esteem.
Types of Gynecomastia
Overall, there are five different types of gynecomastia. These include the following:
Adolescent gynecomastia usually occurs between the ages of 10 and 13 due to the hormonal fluctuations that occur during puberty. This condition causes male breast enlargements with glandular tissue and/or fat tissue in one or both breasts.
Adult gynecomastia is often caused by an imbalance of testosterone and estrogen, though there are other possible causes as well. To diagnose adult gynecomastia, a gynecomastia pinch test is a method often used.
Steroid-induced gynecomastia is a relatively common condition in the bodybuilding community. The development of gynecomastia often occurs after taking anabolic steroids when the steroid cycle stops. The steroid signals the endocrine system that there is enough testosterone in the body, causing the natural testosterone production to slow.
Some medications can lead to gynecomastia. These may include spironolactone, some antipsychotics, and certain prostate cancer medications, among many more.
Pseudo-gynecomastia, also called false gynecomastia, involves the growth of excess fatty tissue in the chest area of males. It is caused by weight gain rather than excess glandular tissue. The best way to treat this type of gynecomastia is to exercise to reduce excess fat.