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How To Get Rid Of Man Boobs - What To Avoid And What To Use

Apr 24, 2008
Gynecomastia (also known as man boobs or male breasts) is a very common problem these days. Poorly understood, and highly traumatizing, male breasts is increasingly common in men between ages of 15 to 24.

As common as gynecomastia is, a good medical treatment has yet to be seen. However, there are other alternative treatments that have offered a lot of hope to men. The most important aspect of treating gynecomastia is making sure that one understands the causes and factors behind man boobs.

Causes of Gynecomastia

Though gynecomastia is often associated with a poor diet, the truth is very different. While a fatty and fast-food based diet contributes greatly to fat increase in gynecomastia, that alone cannot cause an increase in glandular size of the male breasts.

In most cases, the real issue behind man boobs is actually a lack of proper hormone levels. This hormonal imbalance is usually found in men with little to no exercise, and an overall poor diet. Therefore, though it may appear that excess fat is the culprit, this is false.

Man Boob Symptoms

As is clear by the usage of phrases such as man boobs and male breasts, gynecomastia is defined as the condition where an otherwise healthy male develops puffy deposits of fat under the breasts especially under and around the nipples, making it look like female-breasts.

While the fatty male breasts often coincide with fat content elsewhere on the body, in many cases the breasts are dis-proportionally large, resulting in widespread derision and distress.

Treatment For Gynecomastia

Many treatment options for gynecomastia have been offered, most of which do more harm than good:

1. Surgery - This is surprisingly common. The fat/tissue build-up underneath the breasts are removed after surgically cutting through the upper layers of skin and muscle. While this may have an immediate effect, this does not really treat the condition fully.

Additionally, the danger of permanent scar tissue developing underneath (which can mean permanent man boobs) easily makes this a pretty bad option. This procedure, as expected, is very expensive, and carries risks associated with all surgeries in general.

2. Prescription Drugs and Medication - Though these are often prescribed, their effectiveness is yet to be proven. Additionally, the side effects and high costs make this an unattractive option for a man suffering from gynecomastia.

3. Condition Maskers - This category houses anything that doesn't actually cure man boobs, but gives a superficial impression of being free of gynecomastia.

For example, wearing tight gynecomastia vests has a superficial effect. However, this can be even more embarrassing, since taking off the shirt and vest at a beach suddenly reveals the man boobs you 'didn't have before'.

4. Exercises for gynecomastia - Though these work, one needs to have a good knowledge of which ones work, and pursue them diligently. In addition, this is not immediately effective in treating issues resulting from excessive hormonal imbalance and can only help with developing more muscle mass in the chest.

The best treatment option is to learn how to apply a treatment system that combines the right supplements with the right exercises in a plan that effectively and quickly helps overcome gynecomastia.
About the Author
While getting rid of man boobs can be a serious challenge if a man is unaware of what works and what doesn't, Tom has put together information on his website about getting rid of man boobs that every man should find useful!
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