Man Boobs: Causes and Treatments
Man boobs are an embarrassing condition. There are many men who suffer from this condition and have tried to correct the situation without success. This is because it can sometimes be a serious condition, which may require more than just a little diet and exercise to correct. The medical term for man boobs is gynecomastia, which basically means womans breast. There are two types of gynecomastia. The first type, which is caused by a medical condition or medication that the man is taking. The second type of male breasts is pseudogynecomastia which is generally due to obesity.
We find man boobs occurring in male infants right after birth. Their little breasts appear enlarged due to the mother’s hormones. In young adolescent teenage boys this condition sometimes reoccurs not because of the mother hormones but due to an imbalance in their own hormone levels. This type is considered a medical condition. While male boobs is not a dangerous condition itself it can be a sign of a more serious underlying medical condition and should be properly diagnosed by a physician. In adolescent boys this condition usually corrects itself in a few years as the hormone levels tend to equal out. If the adolescent boy is not over weight than this condition should correct itself and the breast will return to normal in a few years. If they are associated with an obese boy than a diet and exercise program can be introduced to help with reduction.
In older males who develop the condition it can be more difficult to diagnose. In 25% of man boob cases the occurrence is unknown. There are several medicines that can cause the development of the problem. There are also many medical conditions that are also associated with the development of man breasts. The obvious reason would be obesity. If you are a male with the condition, trying a diet and exercise program to reduce the size is a great first step.
To try and eliminate gynecomastia through diet and exercise you will have to introduce a cardio workout while also targeting the pectoral area as well. Working just the pecs will not reduce the size. You will need to lose the weight first to reduce the size of the mammary area. In many cases surgery is the only way to completely eliminate the problem due to the excess mammary tissue. This tissue must be removed through cosmetic surgery to reduce the appearance.
No matter what your age or size if you are suffering from man boobs it is important to speak to a medical physician about your condition. This problem can sometimes be easily corrected by changing medications or discovering and treating an underlying condition. It is important to remember that it is not a dangerous condition but it can be a sign of a dangerous condition such as testicular cancer, chronic kidney disease, or chronic liver disease. There are many reasons why you are developing male breasts and it is always best to have this condition checkout by a medical professional.