Most teens find puberty to be an extremely difficult time of changes within their bodies which many aren’t prepared for. Puberty can be defined as a the sexual and physical maturation that involves the development of secondary sexual traits like hair under the arms and pubic areas, development of acne, change in voice and a growth surge in most male teenagers.
Puberty usually occurs to male teenagers between the ages of 11-14 in some boys and 10-13 in others. Another occurrence that is noticeable is the development of enlarged breasts. This is usually known to be Gynecomastia.
Causes of Gynecomastia in teenage boys.
Estrogen which is known as the female hormone and the male hormone, androgen, are the two types of hormones present in most teenage bodies in varying amounts. When a teenage body produces too much estrogen as compared to androgen, a hormone imbalance occurs. In some cases, a hormone imbalance can result from a delayed puberty. This can happen to those teenagers who even after attaining the age of 14 their testicular size or volume would have not increased. If this condition is inherited from a family member one can be assured of a normal puberty thereafter.
Types of Gynecomastia
Another cause can result from low testosterone levels in the bodies of some of the teenage