Gynecomastia Topic Guide
Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breast in Males): Gynecomastia is an enlrgement of the male breast; glandular tissue, not excess fat. Causes of gynecomastia are thought to be hormonal fluctuations during puberty. Certain conditions are associated with gynecomastia and include cirrhosis, kidney failure, testical disorders, aging, testicular cancer, and more. Treatment of gynecomastia is generally with medication or surgery if necessary.
Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism refers to a condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone. Causes of hyperthyroidism include Graves' disease, thyroid adenoma, thyroid goiter, subacute thyroiditis, and drug-induce hyperthyroidism. Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include irritablility, heart palpitations, heat intolerance, weight loss or gain, frequent bowel movements, lower leg edema, infertility, fatigue, and more. Treatment for hyperthyroidism depends on the cause and can include medications or surgery.
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