Hormone Replacement Therapy for Male Breast Reduction
Many men are under the misconception that hormone imbalance problems occur only in women. However, after a certain age, men may experience the symptoms of andropause, which could be the male equivalent of menopause in women. Testosterone hormone levels during andropause may be disturbed, and even otherwise, some men may suffer from testosterone imbalance at a younger age.
Proven solutions such as bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) are now available in compounding pharmacy to restore the hormonal balance in men, and address associated problems. American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP) receives patients from Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide for BHRT and other compounding treatments.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia refers to the atypical enlargement of one or both breasts in men. The abnormality usually starts with a minor lump below the nipple, which may cause irregular swelling. While the problem will usually resolve on its own in case of newborns or adolescents during puberty, it can persist in adult men, and will require appropriate treatment.
Gynecomastia or enlargement of male breasts is typically caused due to hormonal imbalance. In newborns, the condition occurs as an after-effect of the estrogen levels of the mother in the infant’s body. But in adult men, it may occur when the balance between testosterone hormone levels and male estrogen hormone levels is substantially disturbed.
Although estrogen is largely known as a female hormone, low levels of estrogen are present in every man to regulate their sperm generation, bone density, and mood. In a lot of cases, breast enlargement in men may occur after the age of 50, and may be commonly associated with andropause.
Andropause occurs as the testosterone levels begin to diminish in the body, resulting in less of the hormone available to balance out the estrogen. Growth in estrogen level in men and severe hyperthyroidism may also lead to gynecomastia. Overweight men are more likely to suffer from enlarged male breasts due to the physical effects of obesity.
In addition, weight gain is itself one of the symptoms of andropause. Therefore, it is possible for many male patients to experience both weight gain and gynecomastia at the same time because of hormonal imbalances.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy or BHRT is a safe and effective integrative pharmacy treatment to address the condition of gynecomastia. Successful treatment with BHRT can help a patient to avoid male breast reduction surgery. As the root cause of gynecomastia is hormonally based, it only logically follows that the treatment should to correct the hormonal imbalance.
With a customized BHRT plan, it is possible to restore the balance between testosterone and estrogen levels in many male patients. This will very likely reduce gynecomastia and the patient may manage to avoid the complex and highly invasive option of going through breast reduction surgery.
AIP not only delivers the traditional compounded pharmacy solutions but also offers online prescription refills to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, other Southern California areas, and nationwide.
American Integrative Pharmacy is located in Lomita, CA serving residents in and around Orange County, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Torrance and surrounding areas. Online prescription sales are available across the US.