Gynecomastia is a medical condition where the breasts seem to be obviously enlarged in many males. Gynecomastia in Bangalore could be either due to hormonal changes which usually occur during the onset of puberty in teenagers, which can gradually disappears over the period of 6 months to a year. Is some teenagers, it persists and is labelled as ‘Idiopathic Gynecomastia’. Sometimes excess intake of hormones(steroids) during exercising for body building, heredity and obesity can also cause this problem. Whatever might be the cause, more than a third of the global population is affected by this terrible condition. Though it is not life threatening, it is embarrassing to have enlarged breasts causing severe humiliation and loss of self esteem to a man.
Ramesh (Name changed) was a bubbly teenager who one day noticed that his nipples were slightly protruding. He also observed that his breasts were beginning to look larger than they used to be before. He started avoiding college and remained aloof from his friends. He was no longer going for swimming and basketball practice as before. His parents were obviously disturbed at his behavior. It was a desperate situation at home until one fine day, when he confided in his close friend about the trauma he was undergoing. His parents took the advice of a well wisher, who referred them to an expert doctor in Bangalore for further treatment. The case of Ramesh and several other persons with similar problem is known as Gynecomastia in India.
A Greek word which translates as ‘men having breasts’, the word Gynecomastia in India evokes dread in the minds of men. It is a condition observed widely affecting almost 65 percent of teenage boys which later on revert back to normalcy in one or two years and are not really a cause of great concern. The real trouble starts when the male breasts become too obvious and start showing. Continue reading →
Being macho is the latest fad among men today in India. Indian men are increasingly becoming fashion conscious and are resorting to rigorous workouts at gyms and following strict dietary regimen. Of course any man would love to have a perfectly toned body in order to turn heads on. Flaunting muscles is very common today in India as seen in the movies. Yet, there is another group of men who find it embarrassing to wear garments of their choice or unbutton their shirts in public. A popular condition observed in many males today is the enlargement of breasts. This is medically known as Gynecomastia. Continue reading →