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dangers of having gynecomastia
Jun 18, 2013

Is there a medically legitimate argument that having the condition of gynecomastia in a male, can be adverse to one's health. In other words is there an argument that can be made to a medical healthcare provider that surgery for this condition is beneficial to health, as opposed to being merely cosmetic in nature?

Response from Mr. Vergel

For those who do not know, gynecomastia is the increase of breast glad tissue (not of fat) caused by increased levels of estradiol (a hormone prominent in women that men's bodies need and produce from testosterone).

Surgery is for cosmetic but important reasons. No man wants to have breasts unless you have decided to transition to a female.

The most important concern about gynecomastia is the fact that studies have shown that high estradiol blood levels in men could negatively affect cardiovascular and sexual health. High estradiol can also cause body fat increases.

You may want to read the 4 articles related to this subject that I have posted on my blog:

High Estradiol in Men

Nelson



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