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Gynecomastia Is Prevailing In Older Men, Especially Those Taking Prescription Medications

December 18, 2019
February 27, 2024

Men above 40 years old who are on prescription medications are more susceptible to experiencing enlarged male breasts.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SINGAPORE, December 2019 — Dr Ivan Puah, the medical director of Amaris B. Clinic, who has been performing gynecomastia since 2005 and is accredited by the Ministry of Singapore to perform surgical body sculpting treatments such as liposuction, is seeing an uprise in older male patients in the treatment of gynecomastia surgery.

Gynecomastia is the presence of an enlargement or excess of the glandular component of the breast. A hormone imbalance primarily causes this medical condition. Certain medications may contain side effects that can cause a hormonal disturbance, which can lead to the development of glandular type gynecomastia.

Statin, Amoxicillin, And Proton Pump Inhibitors Increase Gynecomastia Risk

Medications for high cholesterol (statin), bacterial infections (amoxicillin) and gastrointestinal diseases (proton pump inhibitors) are at higher risk of developing gynecomastia.

Case reports in 2018 on “Statin Medications And The Risk Of Gynecomastia [1]” have suggested an increased risk of gynecomastia with statins, a class of drugs often prescribed to help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. Medications in the form of proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) and amoxicillin, commonly used in the treatment of a wide variety of bacterial infections, have also been shown to cause gynecomastia in users [2].

Dr Ivan Puah strongly advises to “always ask your doctor in detail on all the possible side effects before committing to long-term medication. Certain medications, while they keep your current health condition in control, may contribute to possible physical alterations and even detrimental side effects. When in doubt, always seek a second opinion.”

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About Amaris B. Clinic & Dr Ivan Puah

Established in 2004, Amaris B. Clinic is a medical aesthetics, sculpting and fitness clinic in Singapore.

Led by Dr Ivan Puah, who is the clinic's Medical Director and accredited by the Ministry of Health to perform liposuction, Amaris B.'s forte lies in body sculpting - surgically removing stubborn fat pockets to sculpt and shape different areas of the body through various services offered.

Chairman of the Lipo Peer Review Committee in Singapore, Dr Puah obtained his Vaser liposuction (fundamental and hi-definition) training in Colorado and Argentina. He has also received training in syringe liposculpture, fat grafting and thread lift by renowned French plastic surgeon, Dr Pierre Francois Fournier, and dedicated surgical training in gynecomastia surgery in San Francisco. Dr Puah holds a Graduate Diploma in Family Dermatology from NUS, a Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture from TCMB, and a Graduate Diploma in Sports Medicine from LKCMedicine, NTU. He is the appointed trainer by Allergan and Merz for fellow doctors on cosmetic injectables such as neurotoxins and dermal fillers, as well as the designated trainer for PDO thread lift and Picolaser from Venusys Medical in Singapore.

Amaris B. Clinic's signature treatments include:

CONTACT INFORMATION

Bianca Zen

Marketing Consultant

Amaris B. Clinic, www.amaris-b.com

140 Arab Street, Singapore 199827

+65 6536 4211 | marketing@amaris-b.com

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