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Would nettle root extract help with gynecomastia?

I’m 20(m) I’ve had gynecomastia AKA nipple rocks since middle school. Apparently they’re supposed to go away after 3 years naturally and I have had them for much longer than that. I was considering taking nettle root extract to help block testosterone to estrogen conversion. Thoughts?
Dr. Kannan R
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Dear @PG ,

Thank you for your question.

Before medical professional suggest any form of therapeutics, we usually would advise to evaluate to ascertain the cause behind a symptom. In this context, gynaecomastia is a presentation of some possible underlying issue which needs to evaluated for and investigated.

The causes of gynaecomastia are varied and it includes ( list not exhaustive),

  • Obesity / During Puberty
  • Lack of proper nutrition / Medication related
  • Tumors in the testicles or adrenal glands
  • Liver disease
  • Hyperthyroidism - Elevated thyroid hormones
  • Hypoandrogenism - affecting levels of male hormones
  • Hypogonadism - affecting levels of male hormones.
  • Kidney failure.
Since Liver and Kidney issues could be , at times, be a reason behind gynaecomastia, I would strongly advise you to see your family physician at the earliest before commencing any supplements on your own. The reason being, supplements are processed by the liver and kidneys and we would not want the supplements to negatively affect these two vital organs.

Hope this helps.

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Thank you, This does help!