Gynecomastia is characterized by the enlargement of male breasts as a result of excessive growth of glandular tissue in the chest. Not all breast enlargement in men is glandular gynecomastia it may also be attributable to an accumulation of chest fat. Even though it isn’t considered a critical health situation, men are not supposed to have their nipples getting bigger. And it can be an enormous psychological problem for guys who are self-conscious about the condition.
Gynecomastia, also known as man boobs, can result from elevated levels of estrogen or an imbalance between estrogen and testosterone. Man boobs are usually the first and most typical signal that your estrogen levels aren’t in balance with your testosterone levels.
Also some guys for various causes could have excessive prolactin of their blood. This combined with high estrogen are a likely way to develop gyno. Steroid abuse can affect the estrogen levels in the body, as a lot of bodybuilders have found out the hard way. Gynecomastia among body building professionals is a common problem caused by not properly controlling estrogen when coming off a cycle.
There are two ways to go when trying to eliminate the gyno. Surgery and natural methods. The surgical option is pricey, not usually covered by health insurance and many guys just can’t afford it. It is also a very invasive procedure with a long recovery time that must be considered. A major drawback of the surgical procedure is having to take several days off to recuperate and likely not getting paid by your employer for the missed time.
Fortunately, there is a natural non-surgical approach to getting rid of man boobs. A simple plan involving changes to your lifestyle you can make at home. Basically, it involves lowering systemic estrogen, using a topical DHT gel, full body workouts and better eating habits.
You can use safe herbal supplements that are over the counter to help lower estrogen levels. No need for prescription strength anti-estrogens you actually do need some estrogen to function normally. Add to this a topical DHT gel which will eat away at the gyno and quickly start t reduce it. These two steps together are a powerful way to lower or completely eliminate gynecomastia.
Diet is also important. There are no big secrets here. You want to eat healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables and lean meats. You want to avoid processed foods, sugars and refined flour. Cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli are especially good to eat as they help naturally lower estrogen levels.
As for exercises, bench presses, push-ups, and related though important will not spot reduce chest fat or get rid of gyno lumps. Doing these sort of chest workouts will build chest muscle, but the lumps and fat remain. What you need to do is intense full body workouts to burn total body fat. Something like circuit training or even crossfit will work great. The thing to remember is if you do not sweat, no amount of time performing these exercises will work.
The real key here is to dedicate yourself to following the plan. For many men it will take some willpower to get through it, especially the dietary changes. But the results are well worth it. Not only will you lose your moobs, but you will be healthier and overall much more fit looking.