Fatty Liver Disease: Can Gynecomastia occur due to hormonal imbalance?

Fatty Liver Disease: Can Gynecomastia occur due to hormonal imbalance?

A Simple Guide to Understanding and Addressing Male Breast Enlargement

Fatty Liver Disease: Can Gynecomastia occur due to hormonal imbalance?


Fatty Liver disease sometimes does not have any symptoms and sometimes people are not that cautious which eventually makes the condition worse. In case you notice enlarged breasts, then there is a possibility of hormonal imbalance in the body. The reason for the same might be fatty liver disease. Although, in the case of enlarged breasts in men undergoing gynecomastia surgery will improve the condition

What is fatty liver disease?

Fatty liver disease is the condition of fat accumulation in the liver. It happens due to 2 major reasons which are:

  • Alcoholic
  • Non-alcoholic (NAFLD)

The latter one is due to bad lifestyle factors like being overweight and an increase in blood sugar level. This condition can lead to hormonal imbalance in the body which leads to gynecomastia. With this problem, the breast gland tissue in men is increased. The imbalance of whether testosterone and estrogen can affect both or one of the breasts.

Hormone imbalance

Liver damage makes it difficult to regulate and break down hormone production. In the case of men, gynecomastia problem occurs whereas in women the menstrual cycle is impacted. Gynecomastia is the reason for the imbalance between the sex hormones which are estrogen and testosterone. Due to estrogen, the breast tissues start growing in the body. In the case of men when it is produced the testosterone gets higher and estrogen production is stopped, which leads to gynecomastia condition.

In the same manner, hormonal changes in the body can lead to the growth of the male breast. Moreover, the reason behind hormonal imbalance is also not known.

If you are concerned about your situation, then make sure to seek help from the doctor right away.

Who is at higher risk of fatty liver disease?

  • Postmenopausal woman (a woman whose periods have stopped).
  • Have obesity with an increased amount of belly fat.
  • Have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.
  • Have obstructive sleep apnoea (This situation results in a blocked airway that causes breathing to stop and start during sleep).

Get treatment without any delay

Patients with fatty liver disease are suggested weight loss along with following a balanced diet and doing regular exercise. If you are suspected to have gynecomastia then our surgeon can customize a treatment approach for you. Undergoing the surgery will help to gain back your confidence and you can go out without worrying about anything. Schedule your initial consultation and get the best care from our experienced doctor.