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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Man Boobs," What Are They, And How The Hell Do I Get Rid Of Them

Man boobs, what are they, and how the hell do I get rid of them. A topic that has caught my attention. Solving the man boob problems is deeper than you would of thought.

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The other day, I was asked about how to get rid of man boobs through my Facebook page (which if you haven’t liked already, I urge you too). A certain gentleman raised the question on what he should do to get rid of the bothersome man boobs.

Here is the cold hard truth about man boobs, doing extra pushups are chest flys will not resolve the issue. Man boobs are not caused by extra fat, they are caused by extra breast tissue.

Otherwise known as Gynecomastia.

So sorry to tell you fellas out there looking for a quick fix at the gym. Your problems won’t be solved this way. You must find the underlying issues that are causing you to have buildup of tissue within your breast.

Signs and symptoms

If you have Gynecomastia, here are some signs and symptoms. If you don’t have any of these symptoms then you may just have fat build up around your chest which can be burned off at the gym. But then again, I am not a doctor.

  • Breast glands tissues swell.
  • The diameter of the areola will increase.
  • Your breast become tender.

Causes of Gynecomastia

Hormone imbalance The most common issue. The imbalance of sex hormones estrogen and Testosterone. Normal testosterone levels will inhibit estrogen from making breast grow. When estrogen levels are higher which you see in infants and also older men whose testosterone levels begin to diminish, you will see man boobs.
  • Also older men will have more fat than younger men. And also less testosterone to combat estrogen that is being produced. And infants get the extra estrogen from their mothers.
Infections or lumps in testes
Mary J  Yes, I’m sure you’re surprised to see marijuana on this list. This has not yet been proven, but there have been studies by the Mayo clinic that claim there is a link between marijuana and other illicit drugs that cause Gynecomastia.
Alcohol abuse
Medications there are tons of drugs that people will take that cause an imbalance of hormones. You need to properly take a look at any drugs you take if you currently have man boobs.


Many doctors believe that man boobs will eventually go away on their own. But let’s be honest, sometimes things just don’t work out that way.

If you’re a teenager, you shouldn't worry much since your body is still changing. And going to the gym at this age group will not hurt your chances of getting rid of your man boobs. 

If you believe it is a hormonal problem or something deeper, consult a doctor about your issues. They will give you the best course of action to take. Whether it is medication or surgery, you should weigh your options through research and validation.

Don’t just take your doctor visit as the final answer.

For older men, if you start to develop man boobs. I highly recommend for you to review whatever medications that you may be taking and cutting back any extra fat that you can.

I understand going to the gym might be harder and less convenient when your older, but if you want to nip this problem in the bud then you got to take the first step.  By losing weight and watching what you eat. 

Weight loss is 60% nutrition, 10% lifting, and 30% self-motivation. Getting your ass out of your house and making things happen is key.

If that fails, then seek medical advice. You may be a candidate for surgery or Testosterone Replacement.

I hope this post was helpful, did I miss anything?

Comment and share your opinions below and with your friends fighting to get rid of "Man Boobs"

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