Possible treatments for individuals with gynecomastia
Posted on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 at 4:25 pm by Williams Hart
When male individuals experience hormonal imbalances such that their estrogen level increases relative to their androgen hormone, their breasts may become unusually large. Though some cases of gynecomastia improve during puberty after several months, other men with this condition may consider the following treatments if the problem persists.
Patients may want to lessen breast volume by undergoing selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) therapy
Patients may be advised to take medications like Danazol or Clomiphene
Older patients, or those who have abnormal hormone levels, may be advised to undergo testosterone replacement
Individuals who have serious cases of gynecomastia are usually required to undergo mammoplasty surgery to reduce their breast size
Although men who develop gynecomastia only have a small chance of contracting breast cancer, they are likely to suffer from psychological problems from having unusually large breasts.
Gynecomastia, unfortunately, is one of the dangerous side effects of taking Risperdal for the treatment of conditions such as schizophrenia, autism, and bipolar disorder. If you think that taking Risperdal has caused your gynecomastia, the talented legal team at Williams Hart may be able to represent you. Call our offices at (713) 352-7071 to learn more about your legal options and discuss your situation.