What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is more common than you might think, present in as many as 70% of adolescent males. When younger, it is a temporary condition, due to the influence of hormonal changes during puberty. If it takes place when you are older, gynecomastia is considered an endocrine system disorder, depending on the severity of your symptoms.
As a trusted low testosterone specialist, Dr. Mikhail Berman is an expert in these kinds of hormone imbalances and can treat them effectively with low testosterone replacement therapy.
The main external indicator of gynecomastia is an increase in the amount of breast tissue that collects around that area. This may affect one or both breasts, and not always evenly. This condition does not necessarily mean that there is excess fat from being overweight. However, if you are overweight, fat can build up in this area as well.
Men with gynecomastia usually have some combination of these two tissue types.
Whether it is fat tissue or gynecomastia or both, this condition can cause embarrassment and psychological distress. However, if a hormone imbalance is the main culprit, no diet or exercise will help to reduce this tissue, only HRT can help.
While not an immediate or urgent health concern, gynecomastia may indicate a serious imbalance of hormones in your body. It takes only a slight shift in the balance between these hormones to trigger gynecomastia, so a consultation with a respected hormone doctor like Dr. Berman is paramount to treating this condition.
The Signs and Symptoms of Low Testosterone
How Can Testosterone Therapy Treat Gynecomastia?
There are two groups of hormones influencing the possibility of getting gynecomastia. Estradiol and estrogen both stimulate tissue growth in the breast area. The primary male hormone, testosterone is what inhibits this process going too far in men. This is why testosterone replacement therapy is often considered an effective treatment option for this condition.
The breast area is made up largely of glandular tissue, along with some fatty tissue. A modest increase in glandular tissue as you age is quite common. However, if you see an excess of tissue growth that begins to resemble women’s breasts, it’s time to get your hormone levels checked. If untreated this condition is an indicator that more serious health complications can happen down the road.
Disturbances in the levels of testosterone versus estrogen in the male body during the onset of gynecomastia can also lead other heart concerns. You may be at risk of vascular issues, digestive problems, sleep disturbances, osteoporosis, sexual dysfunction and mental health concerns, like depression or anxiety in the future.
The excessive tissue that exists with the onset of gynecomastia can cause you to feel self-conscious, lowering your desire for sex. As a bonus, it will help you recover from low libido, another side effect of low T. If gynecomastia has made you feel antisocial, more distant from friends and family, or your partner, treating the condition may make a world of difference when it comes to your overall outlook and sense of well being.
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What are the Benefits of Hormone Therapy with Dr. Berman?
It’s difficult enough to age. You might see your energy levels drop your muscle strength decrease and your mental acuity diminish. Add to that an unusual growth of breast tissue, well it’s a challenge, to say the least.
Erectile dysfunction, while not a direct result of low testosterone, can also be impacted. When T levels are low, you may experience a lack of an interest in sex. Since arousal can influence erections, it can contribute to erectile dysfunction. A lack of sexual activity will further mess with your hormone balance, so it becomes a downward spiral.
In addition to treating gynecomastia, there are other benefits to testosterone replacement therapy. One such benefit is a better quality of sleep. Endocrine imbalances can cause restless nights of insomnia, which is when the body produces hormones like testosterone. By treating gynecomastia with testosterone injections you may also find an improved ability to sleep well at night. This alone can change your life for the better.
Also, you will find that your muscle mass and strength returning. Having previously lost the motivation and confidence to pursue exercise, sports, travel, social outings, or even sex, men who have signed on to Dr. Berman’s replacement therapy have become more active than ever, and are enjoying life to its fullest.
Overall, this treatment for gynecomastia has too many additional benefits to mention, but in short know that you will see many positive changes in your outlook, activity level, along with the reduction in breast tissue.
Schedule Your First Hormone Therapy Consultation
Dr. Mikhail Berman is a licensed MD, who has made it his life’s work to help his male patients deal with the effects of aging, low testosterone, and hormone imbalances. He believes in personalized, private medical care as well as HRT replacement therapy. And, he gets great results. Dr. Berman’s patients report feeling a renewed sense of energy, confidence, and an ability to go back to the physical activities they once enjoyed.
When considering hormone replacement therapy, it is essential that you seek the guidance of a medical practitioner who is also a specialist in hormone balance and has extensive experience in treating men with Low T and gynecomastia.
Dr. Berman will discuss with you your medical and drug history, and family history for any genetic causes of conditions. He will also arrange for you to have a full hormone health profile done at a trusted lab. As a hormone specialist, he can accurately assess your gland functions, hormone levels and the complex interactions between the two. If it seems that you are a good candidate for recovery from hormone replacement Dr. Berman will discuss this with you in detail, and answer any questions you may have.
The problems of gynecomastia are easily treated with testosterone injections, the best way to customize your treatment and control the amount of hormone to match your individual needs. If you are battling gynecomastia, adjusting your testosterone level can help. Call Dr. Berman at (561) 841-1837 and get started on your journey to better health and a more fulfilling life.
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