How Common Is Gynecomastia?


How common is gynecomastia?

The answer to this question is that nobody really, truly knows. We can only guess at the number of guys running around this country who have gynecomastia. That doesn’t mean that I can’t take a shot at the number—try to get at least a realistic idea of the magnitude of this problem.

The population of the United States is about 318 million people, half of which are males and half of which are females. That means there are 159 million males. If I choose a conservative number of men who suffer from gynecomastia (reports range from 5 to 30 percent), say 5%, that would mean there are almost 8 million men who suffer from this condition. That’s a lot of guys if you ask me.

Obviously, if you suffer from gynecomastia it is at least a little bit comforting to know that you are not alone. More guys are aware of this condition than ever and the number of those who have been treated is at an all-time high. At the Austin Gynecomastia Center, we work hard every day to help those who suffer from gynecomastia to find relief.

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