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Link Between Hypothyroidism And Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more
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My 23 yo son recently diagnosis with hashis and hypothyroidism. Now they suspect cah. Is there a link and what else should they be checking?
Endocrinologist: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (cah) refers to several autosomal recessive diseases from mutations of genes for mediating biochemical cortisol production from cholesterol by the adrenal glands. Most of these involve excessive or deficient production of sex steroids and can alter development of primary or secondary sex characteristics. See an endocrinologist. ...Read more
No: No link between the two. Gynecomastia comes from the greek meaning "gyne" meaning woman and "mastos" meaning breasts. it refers to abnormal development of large mammary glands in males. Although there may be many “causes”, most cases are idiopathic (no specific cause). The use of certain medications, drugs, organ dysfunction (kidney or liver), hormonal imbalances etc. May also be causative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My son is 23. He has been diagnosed with hashi and hypothyroid. They are suspecting CAD now. Is there a link?
Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more