Gynecomastia is an illness that affects men. It is categorized by the swelling of the breast tissue. The causes differ but the most common is an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone in the system that is high levels of estrogen and/or low levels of testosterone. It affects males at different ages.
Newborn males are breastfed by their mothers and from this, hormones (mainly estrogen) pass from the mother to the son causing the breast tissue to swell. This however, corrects itself as soon as the child stops ingesting his mother’s milk.
Boys going through puberty may also suffer from this condition due to the changes in the hormones in their system. 90% of these cases correct themselves over a period of several weeks to 3 years. In older men, testosterone levels decrease and this is shown to cause an increase the swelling of the breast tissue
For the most part, gynecomastia is not a condition that affects the health of an individual. For most males, it is a condition that causes psychological distress and is therefore difficult for them to cope with. There are several gynecomastia treatments available. Here are several.
The exercises that are designed to build muscles are the same ones that are used to reduce the size of the gynecomastia. These types of exercises can be researched online. They include interval training, push-ups, inclined press with dumbbells among others. Another option is to join a gym and work hand in hand with a trainer to target the chest area.
Low Fat Diet
Breast tissue is made up of fats called lipids. Diets consisting of low-fat foods will beneficial in allowing your body to use up the fat that is stored in the breast. Changing of diet should not be considered as a short-term fix, but a change in lifestyle. This treatment method is best used complimentary to another treatment method.
Unless there is a significant medical concern such as lumps or calcifications around the breast tissue, or all other forms of treatment have failed, surgery should be treated as a last resort. Unfortunately, most people choose this fast. It is an expensive treatment and invasive one, which leaves room for complications related to surgery to arise as well as possible infections.
The use of creams, gels and serums is a fairly inexpensive way to combat the breast. They work by either reducing the levels of estrogen or increasing the levels of testosterone or both. They are very easy to use and are readily available online and in pharmacies. However, you should not expect immediate result even though they promise otherwise. The absorption of these creams through the skin is not guaranteed and the results are underwhelming.
Breast Reduction Pills
Just like creams, pills are also easily available and sometimes work out to be cheaper than creams. Since the ingredients are ingested, they are guaranteed to be absorbed and therefore the results from these are much more apparent. It is however, important to follow the dosage as prescribed. Also, try to get pills that are made with natural ingredients. This reduces the chances of getting side effects.
The search for treatment should be done with the safety of your body and health, both today and tomorrow. Choose wisely.