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Why Some Men Grow Breasts

Mar 12, 2008
When we think of breasts, we typically think about women but the fact of the matter is that man have the same plumbing that women do. The real difference between the two is that women have their breasts activated during puberty so that they grow large. The way that the body does this is actually very complex but it has a lot to do with the female sex hormone, estrogen. The male sex hormone, testosterone, does exactly the opposite by keeping the breasts from developing larger. If this hormonal balance gets out of adjustment somehow, it is possible for the male to develop large man boobs as if you were a woman. What can be done about it?

It actually depends on the underlying reason of why the man is growing breasts in the first place. There are some medical conditions, such as gynecomastia which would cause a boy that is going through puberty to produce an abundance of estrogen and he may begin to grow breasts in this way. There are some anti-estrogen treatments that he can go through but it is really hard on a boy's body when he is going through a difficult growing stage such as this anyway. Fortunately, this condition tends to go away after a year or two and the man boobs will disappear along with it. At that time, the boys estrogen and testosterone balance will be back.

It is also possible for this condition to happen as a result of taking medicines that causes an abundance of estrogen in the body. Some of the estrogen producing medications include cimetidine, spironolactone and finasteride. You may not be able to stop taking these medicines but your doctor can probably give you advice on what to do in order to gain your hormonal balance again.

Another reason that you may be lacking in testosterone is because of tumors somewhere in your body. These could be on the testicles, pituitary or thyroid glands just to name a few. Because these glands are responsible for the production of certain hormones and regulate growth it could cause you to grow and impressive set of breasts. You might need to take medication in order to gain your testosterone balance back if this is the case.

Still another reason why you may be experiencing man boobs is because you are obese. This is probably one of the most common reasons and there are a few things that you can do about it. Aside from getting breast reduction surgery done, you can lose weight, and therefore the breasts, through diet and exercise. It may take some time and some effort but it will be well worth it if you lose your man boobs.

One common thread through all of this is that testosterone is very important for a male in order for him not to develop large breasts. Even in the case of obesity, the production of testosterone is often reduced to next to nothing. So if you are having a problem in this area, build up your testosterone and you will see that it actually is the anti-breast juice.
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