I want to talk to you about something that is very real to some men, and a topic that many men email me about on a regular basis – Gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia literally means enlargement of the breast, and with men it is feminization of the breast. It can become unsightly, and both psychologically and physically distressing for men who have gynecomastia.
The most common time for this to occur is during puberty. About 60 percent of young men experience gynecomastia. It presents itself as a hard, grape sized nodule behind the breast. The majority of adolescence eventually mature out of this. However, some men can continue to have, and further develop this enlargement of the breasts for a number of causes.
One cause is called pseudo gynecomastia or false gynecomastia. Pseudo gynecomastia just means as a man gets older they can deposit fat in and around their breasts and it will look like feminization of the breasts but it’s not truly breast tissue.
Other causes for gynecomastia in men include chronic alcohol consumption, anabolic steroids, medications, and certain illnesses, particularly tumors of the testicle or tumors of the lung. These things obviously require different types of treatment depending on the primary cause of the gynecomastia.
Drugs that can cause enlargement of the male breasts include cardiovascular drugs, and a common drug that was originally used to treat ulcers called Cimetidine. There are a number of other drugs that can lead to gynecomastia as well.
Like I said earlier, I have gotten a lot of emails from men asking for me to touch upon this subject matter, and to give advice on treatment options. If drugs or medications are the primary cause of gynecomastia, often times eliminating these drugs will reduce the appearance of enlarged breasts.
The truth of the matter is, in many of the cases, surgery is the only viable treatment option. However, there are alternative options for men, especially for those men suffering from pseudo gynecomastia.
There is a product on the market that seems to help many men reduce the size of their breasts. I personally know quite a few men that have had success with this program. The best part is, even if you don’t suffer from this, this program is amazing at tightening up your chest.
Does it help everyone? No. However, I believe it’s worth a try for those men who are looking to rid themselves of this issue, and who are looking for other options before electing surgery.
If this is an issue you are struggling with, or you are just looking to get that chiseled chest you’ve always wanted, I suggest giving this program a try.