Can Chamomille tea cause Gynecomastia or Estrogen production in men after Gynecomasti Surgery?

I drink chamomille tea everyday should i stop? I heard it raises estrogen levels, i recently had gynecomastia surgery?

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About Gynecomastia and the Causes

The male breast is composed of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. An excess in either type of tissue can cause the chest to take on the look of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect #men of all different body types. There are different types of #gynecomastia.

According to official statistics, 36% of adult young men and 57% of older #adult men in the United States have this medical condition in one of the four grades. 
About 200,000 to 3 million cases of #gynecomastia are being reported every single year. So if you have #breast #enlargement and you feel you're an exception, please understand that 1 in 3 young adult #men and 1 in 2 older adult men are just like you and have breast #enlargement.
Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
There are three types of surgical #treatment #options available that treat gynecomastia. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will recommend the type best suited for you. 
The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate. 

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Estrogen cream

No OTC medicine increases breast size in Men ! Stay away from supplements that claim that they can do this- it is a scam. If it worked it would have been tested and FDA approved for this usage. The only medicine that might work would be for male breast enlargement caused by an endocrine disorder. You would need to see an endocrinologist for a work up if this involves you.

Drinking Chamomile tea

Dear foreveryoung908,

I know of no known article, paper in the medical or even homeopathic literature that would indicate that Chamomile tea would lead to gynecomastia or recurrent gynecomastia after surgery. There are many substances that can lead to estrogen induced glandular hyperplasia that can contribute to gynecomastia, but Chamomile tea is likely not one of them. Post-operatively when the glandular tissue has been removed and any chest adipose has been reduced, the likelihood of medications that cause gynecomastia leading to recurrence is also very low.

I think you can feel comfortable drinking tea pre and post-operatively safer than those that gynecomastia will not be one of the side effects nor will recurrent gynecomastia be a problem.

I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.

To find out more, please visit the link below. Pay particular attention to BodyTite and SmartLipo in the treatment of gynecomastia.

R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Yorkville, Toronto

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Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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