Gynecomastia (Gyneco – female and Mastia – breasts) i.e. development of female like breasts in men, also called as ‘Bitch-Tits’ or ‘Man-Boobs’, is the enlargement of male breast tissue, which appears as a rubbery or firm mass that starts from underneath the nipple and then spreads outwards over the breast area. The biggest problem with gynecomastia is social acceptability and a sense of taboo attached to it. Though gynecomastia, is not a life-threatening issue, but body image issues can be serious in case of individuals suffering from this problem.
Gynecomastia is actually a multifactorial problem with many conditions associated with it. Use of excessive anabolic steroids, is just one reason of gynecomastia. But there are many myths surrounding this issue, despite of the availability of clear literature on the subject. This first of kind book will give you a detailed overview about this problem, the studies behind it and the myths and fallacies surrounding it…
- WHAT IS GYNECOMASTIA?
- WHAT IS AROMATIZATION?
- GYNECOMASTIA – WHY, WHAT & HOW
- ABOUT AROMATASE
- PROLACTIN & GYNECOMASTIA
- DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
- THE FINAL VERDICT