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Avoid Surgery! Gynecomastia Treatment Alternatives

Sep 5, 2008
The term man boobs is commonly used to describe the condition otherwise known as gyno or gynecomastia. This is when the male chest tissue becomes inflated and puffy looking and can happen on both sides or just one side of the chest. Many men think that gynecomastia surgery is the only way to rid themselves of this embarrassing condition. It's nothing new, and some experts estimate that as much as 40% of the male population suffers from gynecomastia to some degree. It frequently leads to low self esteem and loss of self confidence as well as a great amount of embarrassment. Treating gynecomastia properly can help many men regain a fuller social life and increase their confidence dramatically.

The word gynecomastia is derived from the Greek words 'gyne' which means woman and 'mastos' which means breast. Most men will develop gynecomastia in puberty and in many cases it will disappear by the time full adulthood is reached. The thing is that during the time the gynecomastia is active many men and young men will avoid exposing themselves to avoid the embarrassment and ridicule of others. They will avoid situations where they need to remove their shirts and some may even forego sexual relations. Fortunately there are treatments available that can significantly reduce the size of their man boobs and they should all be aware of these treatments to help them live a fuller life.

As you would imagine with so many men suffering from this embarrassing condition there are several ways to treat gynecomastia. Just a small amount of research will uncover several gynecomastia cures that can help men lead a normal life without the stigma of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia treatments and cures range from diet and exercise to herbal and hormone treatments to gynecomastia surgery.

Obviously the surgery is the most extreme option and with so many alternatives available it is easy to avoid the possibly dangerous and expensive surgery option. While gynecomastia surgery is fairly common, there are still risks involved. Common side effects range from scarring to actual misshapen or asymmetrical chests.
Many men have found that a good herbal supplement combined with proper diet and exercise is a great way to treat gynecomastia and avoid the dangers of surgery. Natural treatments for gynecomastia are gaining in popularity as more men discover it's possible to rid themselves of gyno without surgery.

If you're thinking of going the herbal supplement route you should check with your doctor first to make sure you won't have any reactions or interaction with your current medications. While herbal supplements are considered 99.9% safe there are occasional drug interactions to be aware of. Herbal supplements are certainly something you'll want to investigate prior to thinking about potentially dangerous gynecomastia surgery.
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