This kind of gynecomastia almost always just goes away with time. Temporary breast enlargement often happens during adolescence when there are hormonal changes. Because gynecomastia occurs naturally in the body during puberty, no known method can prevent it. A healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise may affect the development of the breast.
What is gynaecomastia?
Gynecomastia in Adolescent Males
Ah, puberty. It can be a very interesting time in a guy's life, what with all the changes going on. In fact, it seems like every day something on your body grows bigger or hair begins sprouting somewhere. Each day brings a new change or two, and it can sometimes feel like it's hard to keep up. It doesn't happen to every guy, but one of these changes can be the development of breast tissue. It's called gynecomastia pronounced: guy-nuh-ko-MAS-tee-uh and it's completely normal — and almost always temporary. Gynecomastia is a condition in which breast tissue forms in guys, usually due to normal hormonal changes during puberty.
Gynecomastia Symptoms & Causes
Teenage gynecomastia is the development of male breasts in adolescent boys who are pre-pubescent or going through puberty. Gynecomastia in teenagers usually goes away by the late teen years. The excess breast tissue growth seen during puberty is a result of hormonal changes in the body affecting both androgens and estrogens.
Gynecomastia is defined as an enlargement of the male breast. It is often benign, and can be the source of significant embarrassment and psychological distress. A general medical history and careful physical examination are essential to distinguish normal developmental variants from pathological causes. Treatment is geared toward the specific etiology when identified.