Male breast reduction surgeries have boomed due to steroid use, claim experts

Every steroid user should learn about the potential side effects of steroid use, including how it may impact their penis and breast size.

Tens of thousands of British men are putting themselves at risk of growing breasts by abusing steroids with their penis size also potentially being affected, according to experts.

Most of steroid users consume the drug with the misconception that it is beneficial for them. However, they have no idea that it exerts negative impact on their reproductive and hormonal health.

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What are anabolic steroids?

Anabolic steroids are prescription-only medicines that are sometimes taken without medical advice to increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance.

“Anabolic steroids are manufactured drugs that copy the effects of the male hormone testosterone,” explains the NHS.

It continued: “They have limited medical uses and are not the same as corticosteroids, a different type of steroid drug that's more commonly prescribed.”

Latest research by the National IPED Info Survey in 2017 found at least 900,000 people in the UK are taking and other PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs).

Side effects reportedly include:

  • Reduced sperm count
  • Infertility
  • Shrunken testicles
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hair loss
  • Breast development
  • Increased risk of prostate cancer
  • Severe acne
  • Stomach pain

Male breasts

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A common side effect of steroid abuse in men is the development of breast tissue, known medically as gynaecomastia or 'gyno' in the bodybuilding scene.

Dr John Skevofilax, chief surgeon at Signature Clinics, claimed a growing number of men abusing the drugs are coming to him for breast reduction surgery.

Dr Skevofilax has carried out more than 600 gynecomastia operations since 2020 but believes many more are suffering in silence, too ashamed to come forward.

He said: “Tens of thousands of men are at risk of gynecomastia because they are taking IPEDs [image and performance enhancing drugs].

“Many don't seek any advice before starting taking them, and the link between these drugs and this condition is well known.

“And while some men are comfortable having breast reduction surgery, there will be many who don't because they are embarrassed.

“It is these people who will suffer in silence from the physical and emotional damage caused by gynaecomastia.”

Shrinking testicles

“Our body has feedback mechanisms, so it senses a guy’s levels of male hormones and uses that to decide whether it needs to ‘turn down the thermostat,’ so to speak, or if it has enough on its own,” said Dr Ed Sebanegh from the department of urology.

“When a guy uses these drugs, his body ‘turns down the thermostat,’ and it turns off the androgen production in the testicles.’”

Even after stopping anabolic steroids, the body will need time to produce normal testosterone which means the testicles will not immediately return to its original size.

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