The terms pseudogynecomastia and gynecomastia can often be interchanged or misunderstood. Yet both terms refer to a condition wherein men develop breasts that are similar to that of women. Generally, the condition is pointed as gynecomastia, but it this is not always the case. Not all people are aware, but men having female-like breasts can be considered abnormal. But the general public considers this as normal. There are cases that points to pseudogynecomastia, too. Both conditions have similar symptom and that is increased mass in the chest. The characteristics are quite different though. The good thing about such a condition is it can be treated.
Pseudogynecomastia has differences from gynecomastia, which is its characteristics. Rather than the enlargement of the tissue, which is what gynecomastia is about, it is the enlargement of the fat. This is a very significant fact to take note of, particularly when addressing its treatment. Men with large breast do not necessarily have the gynecomastia case. Patients with pseudogynecomastia are expected to seek a dcotor to conduct proper diagnosis on this case so that the right treatment can be performed. Patients should avoid self-guessing since the treatment’s success lies heavily in the result of the diagnosis.
Gynecomastia is the swelling of the breast tissue in males, which also affects boys. The cause of this condition is the hormonal imbalance of the testosterone and estrogen. Such condition can affect both or just one side of the breasts. It can even develop an uneven size. Boys that are undergoing puberty, newborns and even the older men are affected by the development of gynecomastia which is the result of the changes of the hormone levels, although there are certain cases in which the causes are different. Gynecomastia is not a serious condition, although males will feel pain in their breasts and even feel embarrassed about it. This condition, unlike psuedogynecomastia, go away without being treated. However, there are cases wherein it persists. If such is your case, surgery or medication are your options.
The treatment for gynecomastia depends on its underlying cause. Most cases related to this condition is left alone since it regresses over time without any treatment. However, if the underlying condition is different such as cirrhosis, malnutrition, or hypogonadism, it will need treatment. If the cause of your gynecomastia is due to your medications, you need the advice of your doctor whether to stop the medication or replace it with another.
Pseudogynecomastia is about the excessive eating that has apparently built up its fat around the chest, so if this is your case, all you need to do is lose weight. Since this condition is the build up of fat, this means that men will need to reduce the amount of food that they usually eat and also perform a lot of exercise. Some men workout only on their chest area, but the best results is to work out the entire body. This is to make sure that the fat loss is evenly balanced all over the body.