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Testosterone vs Estrogen caused Gynecomastia?

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Testosterone vs Estrogen caused Gynecomastia?
« on: February 27, 2012, 04:42:06 AM »
I read a bit about Gynecomastian and some articles said it have something to do with the balance of our hormones. Those who have gyno at some point of their life have estrogen more than testosterone.

Is that true?

If it is true, then why the gyno does not disappear when the testoterone is higher than estrogen?

Or if it is, then is it possible to treat gyno by trying to increase the level of testosterones?


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Re: Testosterone vs Estrogen caused Gynecomastia?
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2012, 01:46:28 PM »
Gynecomastia results from an imbalance in the ratio of testosterone to estrogen, which may occur during the newborn period, during puberty, or as we get older, when our testosterone levels drop.  Gynecomastia that occurs in the first two periods typically resolves on its own in most patients, since eventually, the hormonal balance in men goes in the direction of testosterone, and the tissue is then no longer stimulated.  In older men, where the problem arises related to dropping testosterone rates, resolution doesn't typically occur.  In this case, increasing testosterone levels (with hormone replacement therapy) might be useful or preventative.

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Re: Testosterone vs Estrogen caused Gynecomastia?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2012, 01:43:08 PM »
There is no reliable data that establishes a link or relationship to normal levels or ratios of estrogen or testosterone to gynecomastia. Obviously ingestion or injection of large amounts of testosterone can result in gynecomastia. Also pituitary tumors,adrenal tumors and testicular tumors may result in gynecomastia and the mechanism in these cases is due to production of increased levels of hormones either directly or indirectly. The hormones react at the cellular level by binding to a specific receptor that recognizes the hormone. The number and the binding capacity of the estrogen and progesterone receptors in males with gynecomastia has been show to be within normal levels in individuals with gynecomastia. The OVERWHELMING majority of gynecomastia cases that we as surgeons treat are due to idiopathic gynecomastia. Which t translate the Greek means we do not know what causes the problem.
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