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3 Reasons That You Get Man Boobs and 2 Ways to Fix It

It seems to be more common than we’d like to admit, but if you are one of the ones that is dealing with Gynecomastia, then you know the struggle is real. Often, the development of man boobs is linked to being overweight due to unhealthy living or glandular issues. Yet men naturally undergo breast tissue growths at three points in his life: infancy, puberty, and old age. Often the increased breast tissue generation at these times in a man’s life naturally works itself out and does not permanently result in man boobs. There are several reasons why man boobs become a chronic issue, here they are:

  1. Eating High-Estrogen Foods
  • Dried Fruits
  • Flax Seed
  • Peas
  • Tofu
  • Alfalfa Sprouts


  1. Hair Loss Drugs & Other Medications

When you take propecia and other drugs that stop hair loss or help to generate new hair, hormones levels are altered through the blocking or decreasing the presence of testosterone. Also, diuretics, like spironolactone, and heartburn medications, like cimetidine.


  1. Plant Oils
    Gratuitous amounts of certain essential oils, like lavender, used for daily grooming habits carry estrogen-like properties and can increase estrogen levels in your system.

Now that we have made note of some ways that gynecomastia can happen, let’s mention a couple of sure-fire ways to get rid of them!

First, change the way you live. Exercise regularly, avoid fatty foods, eat at appropriate times of the day to allow your body the proper digestion, and be consistent and moderate with your diet. This method takes a lot of dedication and time to get the right mix to effectively help you lose your man boobs.

The second way to lose your man boobs is to undergo breast reduction surgery. Recent statistics show that men now account for 40% of total breast reduction surgeries in the United States of America in 2016 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. While there is no guarantee that dieting and exercise will give you the precise results that you need, breast reduction can deliver the goods with a simple liposuction procedure that can leave you feeling confident in your appearance.

So, whether you have the time and resources to change your habits to achieve your body goals through diet and exercise or you have had it with traditional approach and are ready for instant gratification. Make sure you perform adequate research for the requisite lifestyle change or breast reduction surgery so you feel confident moving forward with your decision.

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