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Warning: You may have Man Boobs gene!
June 9, 2010 Causes of man boobs or gynecomastia

<<em>strong>You may have Man Boobs gene!

Do you know that your gene may cause your man boobs problem? This problem was discovered by researchers in 1950s, that male who has an extra sex chromosome X normally will developed man boobs. If you interested to know more how this extra chromosome X causes man boobs, then just keep reading on the following paragraphs

Normal male has chromosome XY but for this special case (also known as Klinefelter syndrome) has chromosome XXY. No one knows exactly the cause of this problem. Statistic shows higher chances of getting XXY chromosome if the parents are in advanced age and fifty percent of chances the extra chromosome comes from the father. The frequency of getting XXY chromosome for all newborn male babies is 1 in 1000.

The symptoms
Not all who has XXY chromosome develop these symptoms but below are the list

Child
-delayed in learning to talk
-difficulty in reading and writing
-shy
-passive
-may suffer ear infection

Adult/Adolescence
-frontal head baldness
-poor beard growth
-tendency to grow fewer chest hair
-narrow shoulders
-breast development. One third of males with XXY chromosome will start to have enlarged breast (man boobs) during their puberty.
-female-type pubic hair pattern
-wide hips
-smaller testicular which caused low of testosterone hormone.
-prone to osteoporosis in later life

klinefelter syndrome
Diagnosis
For adult or adolescent, doctor will normally perform fertility test i.e. measure increase of hormone gonadotropins. For pregnant mother who want prenatal diagnosis on XXY chromosome, your can get doctor to conduct amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS). It is always better to detect it early, as we can plan for the child to go through normal life with treatment from doctor and also to avoid develop into gynecomastia.

Treatment
It is advisable to seek help from endocrinologist, doctor who is specialize in hormone interaction. The doctor most likely will advise to provide testosterone treatment during their puberty which can help to build more muscle and strength. Of course, it will indirectly reduce the effect of man boobs due to lack of testosterone hormone in his body. This treatment is also important to prevent breast cancer as enlarged male breast has the same possibility of getting cancer as female breast. It is also important in developing his sexuality to the normal man level and avoids gynecomastia

Now that you’re at the end of this article and you have learned on one possible cause of man boobs. If you are low in testosterone hormone, you can find out on ways to boost up your testosterone level by click the following link.

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