If you are a man struggling with the burden of enlarged breast tissue, our St. Augustine gynecomastia assessment team can help you understand available treatment options and choose a treatment plan. Our medical staff takes every aspect of your life into account when evaluating your treatment plan, from your physical health to your clothing choices.
Our goal is to make you as comfortable in your skin as possible and to ensure you are an active participant in your specific and overall health care goals. Do not delay seeking help for gynecomastia and the self-esteem issues that may arise from it. At your initial appointment, you can explore partnering with Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates on your journey to a happy and healthy life.
Causes of Gynecomastia in Adult Men
As Johns Hopkins Medicine reports, gynecomastia can affect males at any age. Baby boys may experience it due to their mother’s pregnancy hormones, and teenage boys may experience it due to their own wide hormone fluctuations. At these ages, treatment other than monitoring may not be necessary at all.
In adult males, gynecomastia can have several causes and contributing factors, according to Merck Manual’s research. It cites the following possible causes:
- Some medical conditions, including liver ailments
- Some drug use, including anabolic steroids and prostate drugs
- Herbal products, including many oils and skin care products
- Frequent consumption of drugs and alcohol
A naturally occurring hormone imbalance can also be the cause of enlarged breast tissue in men. The condition can affect one breast, both breasts, or both breasts unevenly.
If you are uncertain of what led to your gynecomastia or are unsure if this is the actual issue with your health, our team can help. We will start by confirming your diagnosis and developing a treatment plan that fits your healthcare wishes.
Diseases That Can Lead to Gynecomastia
Among its many other potential causes, a gynecomastia in adult males can be the result of many illnesses and adverse health conditions. Health care challenges and diseases that might cause gynecomastia can include:
- Liver diseases
- Kidney disease
- Adrenal gland tumors
- Pituitary gland tumors
- Certain forms of cancer
- Certain injuries or trauma
- An underperforming thyroid
In some men, weight challenges like obesity can contribute to enlarged breasts. If one of these is the cause of your gynecomastia, a change in treatment, a change in medication, or safe and effective weight management can help alleviate your symptoms. In others, surgery or hormone therapy can be effective.
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The Damaging Effects of Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia may not create a health care crisis for the men who suffer from it. It can, though, make daily life difficult and uncomfortable. It can change your self-view and can:
- Make you avoid social settings
- Make you avoid sexual intimacy
- Force a change in the way you dress
- Lead to frustration and anxiety
When your appearance changes in an unwanted way and you feel powerless to stop it, it might lead to embarrassment. In this way, gynecomastia can impact your mental and emotional health. Our team considers all these factors when setting up a treatment plan and schedule for you.
How We Determine the Best Gynecomastia Treatment Protocol for You
When you turn to our practice for medical support, our team serving clients in St. Augustine does everything we can to help you reach your desired outcome. We do not offer one-size-fits-all treatments. Instead, we create a one-of-a-kind plan specifically for you based on:
- Your age at diagnosis
- Your general health
- Your health history
- Your tolerance for medication
We also consider how long your gynecomastia is expected to last and your personal preferences. After an examination of your breast tissue and additional lab and imaging tests, we explain your results.
From there, we work together toward a solution that lets you rebuild your life. You can also regain your sense of confidence and self-worth.
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Treating Gynecomastia in Adult Males
In babies and teens, gynecomastia might resolve itself with time and the body’s physical changes. There are prescription medications that might reverse the physical symptoms and appearance of gynecomastia. There are also surgical procedures (including breast reduction surgery) to remove breast tissue.
Hormone therapy that treats low testosterone can also help treat gynecomastia. Our practice offers the following hormone replacement therapies:
- Testosterone patches
- Testosterone medications
- Testosterone injections
Hormone replacement therapy is not for every male, so you should speak to a member of our health care team to ensure you will respond to the treatment we prescribe. We want to help you reach your ultimate goals and reach a level of wellness that optimizes your present and your future.
Our Team Works Hard To Get Referrals from Previous Patients
Your experience in our facility is important to us. Every member of our staff is focused on providing quality health care to every patient we serve. Our previous patients say:
- Kevin: Excellent doctor with an amazing wealth of knowledge!
- Jamie D: One of the most knowledgeable doctors you will ever meet!!
- Mike G: So much knowledge gained and IV therapy was phenomenal!!!
- Michael D: If you want to get treated by a knowledgeable, caring, friendly, and professional doctor you should visit Anti-Aging and Regenerative Associates!!
- Matty K: Dr. Jason cares for his patients and guarantees success… highly recommend.
Our staff is committed to treating both your body and mind, while at the same time, ensuring your health care needs are met.
Get the Help You Need Today
If you are a man in St. Augustine who is suffering from enlarged breast tissue, we can help. You do not have to lie about the limitations it imposes on your life.
Learn more about our gynecomastia treatments by calling one of our Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates team members at (386) 366-7418. You can schedule your appointment today.