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What are the Causes of Gynecomastia?

gynecomastiaGynecomastia (male breast enlargement) normally occurs during a boy’s puberty due to changes in the ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Some newborns exhibit short term gynecomastia due to the mother’s estrogen hormone traversing the blood. Aging due to hormonal imbalances can also result in gynecomstia. Numerous other conditions can result in this disorder, including thyroid and kidney diseases, some tumors, herbs, chemotherapy. Drug use including marijuana, cocaine and heroin as well as amphetamines, in addition to a whole host of other medications including antibiotics, anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs, steroids, AIDS drugs and drugs used for heart burns can contribute to this disorder.

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