If you’ve ever looked around at different men’s bodies, you probably noticed that some of them have breasts that are larger than normal. Realizing this may seem a little strange at first, because overdeveloped male breasts are usually only associated with females. However, it is incorrect to assume that only overweight men suffer from “man boobs.” Although obesity can certainly be a contributing factor, there are many more causes of gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is basically an enlargement of male breast tissue. It is important to distinguish this affliction from pseudo-gynecomastia, which is caused by fat deposits around the entire chest area.
There still is no conclusive medical evidence or study that can point to a singular cause of gynecomastia. However, the problem seems to occur quite often during puberty and old age, likely as a result of changes in the body’s hormonal make-up. When male breast tissue develops during puberty, it usually goes away by itself over time. But for many others it doesn’t go away or continues to develop, especially when it occurs as a result of aging.
It is actually quite normal to witness unusual breast growth during male puberty. The abnormal breast growth usually takes place in one breast or in both. A small lump often develops underneath your nipple, which can be tender to the touch. This is nothing serious and shouldn’t be anything to worry about because it usually only lasts for a few months or years, and eventually disappears as your body’s hormone levels balance out.
This problem can also occur as a result of natural aging. It typically develops around the age of 50 and onwards. Gynecomastia is a rather common occurrence due to changes in hormonal balance.
Other causes of gynecomastia are diseases that affect the liver, kidney failure, tumors, leprosy, leukemia, some genetic disorders, testicular problems, and many others. Other causes can be side effects from certain medications and the use of marijuana. Anabolic steroids are another cause.
Some over the counter medication and prescription drugs can cause the development of “man boobs” as well. These include medicines to treat peptic ulcers, corticosteroids, anti-cancer drugs, and some antidepressants. Fortunately though, the risk of gynecomastia is generally not very high.
However you look at it, the problem of enlarged male breasts is very troublesome and embarrassing. I should know, because I suffered from it my whole life and it dramatically reduced my self-esteem. Fortunately, there are legitimate cures for this affliction. There are natural ways to treat the problem without having to resort to expensive and painful surgery.
I was able to cure my “man boobs” by following a special diet and performing specific exercises that target your chest fat. If you learn how to get rid of your gynecomastia naturally, you will be on your way to finally having that flat chest you’ve always wanted.