What Is Gynecomastia?

Factors Contributing in Having Gynecomastia

People have different standards when it comes to their ideal body type.We all have different views on how we define beauty and sexy. There are some people who will be considered beautiful when they have long legs and white complexion. There are also some people who will define sexy as having large breasts, large butt, and other parts of the body that can be enlarged. 

Body parts enlargement is sometimes a trend for some people. When it comes to men and boys, building up their body such as gaining more muscles in different parts of their body is their goal. Sometimes, to achieve their body goals in a certain period of time, they seek the help of some medicines such as steroids. If you are going to use steroids for this reason, you have to be properly informed on the consequences or side effects you may get. 

One side effect men can get through the use of steroids is Gynecomastia. This is a condition where the breast tissue swells in men and boys and it can happen through the use of some medicines and it can also happen naturally in the men’s body. We all know that women are the one who can have this appearance because they can naturally produce large breasts through the help of their hormones estrogen. Though men have small breasts they still have estrogen in their body but in minimal amounts. Because of the male hormones that are being dominant the estrogen in male body is not that enhanced. When a boy is under the puberty stage, this is the time that these two hormones balance or complement one another but sometimes if there is a higher percentage of estrogen it can lead to an enlarged breast for men. 

There are so many more factors for someone to have Gynecomastia. It can also happen when there is an injury in the testicles. The production of male hormones, testosterone will be minimal and the estrogen level can be dominant in this condition. When someone has thyroid problems, they can also experience this as these glands have the hormones for growth and sexual development. Moreover, obesity can also lead to overproduction of estrogen and kidney failure and liver disease can also take effect on the abnormal enlargement of the breasts in males. 

Indeed, there are so many factors that can contribute to the abnormal production of estrogen in a males’ body but it was concluded that the use of steroids is one of them. So, if you are using or about to use steroids, you have to think twice or multiple times before taking it.