Fighting Gynecomastia Do's and Don'ts When Dealing with Man Boobs

Published: 16th November 2009
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Across America, teenage boys and adult men are more likely to develop a small lump on their breasts known as gynecomastia. The lump is not life threatening and is sometimes caused by abnormalities in the production of hormones. However, there are cases that the gynecomastia is a symptom of serious health complication that can lead to permanent impotency. This is why men with gynecomastia are encouraged to consult an endocrinologist immediately.

Some men with gynecomastia don't have an idea that there are basically two types of gynecomastia: real gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia. Pseudogynecomastia is a term use for man boobs that is produced due to excessive production of fats on the chest area. This directly implies that pseudogynecomastia is common to men with excessive weight.

Pseudogynecomastia can be reverted back with proper exercises and a healthy diet. However, if an overweight man lose a significant amount of weight, it is more likely that the appearance of the breast is still not desirable. In this case, incorporating of body toning cream might be necessary.

On the other hand, real gynecomastia is a condition where the man's breast not only has too much body fat but also has too much glandular tissue. The glandular tissue cannot be removed by mere exercising. This is why this type of gynecomastia causes more distraught than pseudogynecomastia.

Real gynecomastia is very difficult to remove. Apparently, this is one of the reasons why some men with real gynecomastia would rather go obese than removing the symptoms in a very exhaustive or potentially dangerous process. This kind of thinking is not tolerable. Obesity is never a solution to any kind of problem.

Gynecomastia is very treatable if the causes are properly determined. Normally, in most teenage boys, gynecomastia is due to androgen and estrogen disruption. If this is the case, balancing the hormones can help remove the signs of gynecomastia. Other potential causes of gynecomastia are: medication, drug abuse, high stress level, insomnia and quite often, serious health problems.

High level of stress is one of the factors that cause gynecomastia because it can disrupt the hormonal balance in the body. The same concept applies to insomnia. So, get enough sleep, exercise, eat healthy food and learn to relax. If necessary, drink supplements that normalize hormones production.

In addition, don't smoke and drink too much alcohol. Though it is still difficult to prove the connection of smoking and drink, and gynecomastia it is still advisable to stop any bad habits that might elevate the symptoms.

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