Gynecomastia is a condition that develops in males. The gland tissues in the breast become enlarged either during infancy or puberty, in normally developing boys. Middle-aged and older men too can have it. The breast becomes abnormally enlarged which is an embarrassing problem for males. Gynecomastis results from hormonal imbalance in the body. The levels of female hormones known as estrogens exceed the levels of androgens (male hormones). This condition is generally associated with side effects of certain medications and drugs.
It can also result from kidney failure, hyperthyroidism and cirrhosis of the liver. Obese men have fat deposits in the breast area which is known as lipomastia. This should not be confused with gynecomastia which only results from growth of the breast tissue which is present in very little amounts in men. This condition usually resolves on its own, as soon as the hormonal levels in the body stop fluctuating. There is tenderness and sensitivity and sometimes pain in the breasts.
Ways Of Gynecomastia Treatment
Avoid Excess Salt
Salt helps the body to retain fluids. These fluids accumulate around the breast area and increase the fullness and puffiness of the fatty tissues in the chest. Use sea salt or rock salt in your daily diet. You can also start eating kelp to reduce your salt intake and simultaneously gain the benefits of its rich nutrients.
Omega 3 fatty acids increase the production of testosterone thereby helping to maintain the hormonal balance. Fish oil is very rich in omega 3 fatty acids and has huge antioxidant properties which remove the harmful free radicals from the body and detoxify it.
Fish oil is also high in other nutrients which keep the body fit and strong. Take one teaspoon of fish oil twice daily or you can take two capsules of fish oil at night before going to bed. Also include fish in your daily diet.
Eat oysters as much as you can. They are the richest source of zinc which is very crucial for the production of testosterone. Zinc deficiency in the diet decreases the level of testosterone markedly. The most common sign of zinc deficiency is white spots under the fingernails.
Avoid Exposure To Pollution And Toxins
Certain pollutants like lead have been associated with gynecomastia. High levels of lead increase the risk of the glandular tissue becoming enlarged. Studies have shown that developing boys between the ages of fourteen and fifteen had larger breasts due to high levels of lead.
Exercises such as push-ups and other chest toning exercises help to tone the pectoral muscles and build the biceps. This helps to lift the chest vertically and reduces the appearance of large breasts. Maintaining your body weight is also very crucial. Obesity increases the layers of fat deposits in the chest area that gives the appearance of enlarged breasts.
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