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Elderly men are also often affected by gynecomastria, especially those who are experiencing sudden weight gain.

Chemotherapy, diazepam, tricyclic antidepressants and medications for cardiovascular diseases such as captopril and digitixon can too cause breast enlargement in men.

Gynecomastria can also be seein in newborns due to hormonal changes.

Gynecomastia can be seen in about 50% of males of pubertal age. Pubertal gynecomastia usually resolves on its own within several months.

Gynecomastia is most often benign and temporary. It usually resolves without treatment but if breast enlargement is extreme it can be treated with breast reduction surgery.

Most common cause of gynecomastia is hormonal fluctuations. It may result from different medical conditions or use of certain medications.

Alcohol and illicit drugs like marijuana, heroin and amphetamines can lead to gynceomastia also. Rarely, gynecomastia may be due to kidney failure, dialysis, genetic defects, tumors or overactive thyroid gland.

Gynecomastia may develop due to variety of reasons. The condition occurs due to changes in the balance of androgen and estrogen. These changes can be due to low levels of androgen, increased production of estrogen or decrease in sensitivity of breast tissue to androgens.
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