What are Man Boobs?
Man boobs, or gynecomastia to use the medical term, is enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast. It results from an imbalance in the hormonal environment in the body, with a relative excess of estrogens (female hormones), when compared to androgens (male hormones).
The condition can be a side-effect of the use of medications and drugs, including antibiotics, anabolic steroids, narcotic drugs and anti-anxiety medicine. It’s also associated with low testosterone levels, obesity, cirrhosis of the liver, chronic kidney failure and hyperthyroidism.