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Doctor insights on: How To Lose Weight But Not Breast Tissue

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Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? and will it go away if I lose weight. and in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Can axillary breast tissue be in one armpit? and will it go away if I lose weight. and in detail what is it meant to feel like???

Pretty common: Occurs in about 1 in 20 women. Not likely to go away and often gets larger when breasts do (pregnancy). Losing enough weight to significantly lower total breast size MIGHT have SOME effect. Can be surgically removed; in some centers, a lot of minor complications occurrred. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8585676 ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Can you lose breast tissue after nursing?

Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more

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What does scattered breast tissue mean?

What does scattered breast tissue mean?

Scattered tissue: This is usually a statement put on a imaging report. There is nothing unusual about this phrase by itself. However if you would like further clarification in your case then return to your ob.Gyn for details. ...Read more

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Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Is it common for men to have significant breast tissue?

Men have: Breast buds and pre-cursors that will respond to estrogenic stimulus: gynecomastia, and there are 0.1-1% of breast cancer occurs in males. ...Read more

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Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Asymmetric breast tissue is seen bilaterally, what to do?

Breasts are often: Not completely symmetric. If there is a large disparity - evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

What causes male breast tissue enlargement?

Medication, Hormones: Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is relatively common and can be caused by various medications, such as antacid or blood pressure medications. Many cases are due to the normal hormonal changes that occur in men. Liver disease, marijuana smoking and testicular tumors that secrete hormones can also be a factor. Because men can get breast cancer, see a specialist if you notice any changes. ...Read more

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Does a woman always have dense breast tissue?

Does a woman always have dense breast tissue?

No: This is more common in younger and smaller breasted women. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more