Okay so “gynecomastia” sounds like a fancy term, and often people use the term “man boobs” to refer to the same condition. There are differences though, and often people are not aware of these differences. To put it in simple words: Gynecomastia usually refers to the medical condition in which abnormal growth occurs in a man’s breast tissue. Man boobs could refer to this growth, but usually it refers to male breasts that look feminine because of an excess of fat. As you might have guessed the former is harder to get rid of than the latter. But there are definitely ways for a person suffering from this problem to fight the man boobs that he so desperately wants to to get rid of. The previous sentences give you a rough idea of the differences. Let’s take a more in-depth look at these and see what methods we need to use in our battle.
Let’s start with gynecomastia. This is a medical condition that occurs quite often in boys. In a large majority of cases abnormal growth of the breasts will cease after the boy matures. There is a however a minority in which growth continues into adulthood. The men in the latter group are recommended to request advice from their doctor. If the doctor is certain your situation involves gynecomastia then he or she will suggest either surgery or drugs. Gynecomastia surgery isn’t a very complicated procedure, however, there is always a chance of scarring. If the growth of your breast tissue is caused by trouble with your hormones then drugs are a possibility. The drugs will calm down your hormones and hopefully cease further growth of breast tissue. Surgery will remove tissue from your breast area, and do it in such a way that your breasts will look natural for a man.
Another cause of male breasts is an excess of fat due to physical inactivity and/or dieting of the unhealthy kind. This version of “man boobs” is much easier to fight, because it requires no surgery or drugs. What it does require (and this is indeed hard for many people) is discipline and patience. You will need to become more active physically. And no this doesn’t include walking to the shops every other day. It’s suggested that you perform some sort of cardiovascular exercise every day for 30 minutes, 5 days a week. Also start eating healthy! If you combine these two you should see some nice results quite quickly.