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A 48-year-old member asked:

are there foods i can stop eating to reduce my gynecomastia?

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Dr. Martin Wertkin
Specializes in General Surgery
No: Gynecomastia, enlargement of the male breast, is unrelated to food intake. Enlargement of the female breast (sometimes referred to as "macromastia") may be related to weight gain, since the female breast often has a large component of fat. In that case, the best way help to reduce breast size is to go on a weight-reduction diet.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greeneanswered
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Yes: If you consider beer a food : ) too much alcohol consumption can trigger or increase gynecomastia. Some suggest that reducing meat or milk raised with hormones may also help. Reducing this meat is plausible to me (not the milk), but i haven't seen studies looking into this. Certain pesticides also have estrogenic effects. Decreasing these are no guarantee, but might tilt the odds of improving.
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Soy: Some foods and nutritional products have estrogenic properties which can cause gynecomastia in men. These include soy products, black cohosh, red clover, lavender and tea-tree oil. Alcohol and marijuana use can also cause gynecomastia.
Dr. Mario Diana
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Eat Organic: Most meats and other foods commonly consumed today have large doses of antibiotics and hormones with feminizing effects. Also avoid consumption of large doses of alcohol and definitely avoid marijuana (a known cause of gynecomastia).

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have gynecomastia or if i'm just fat?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Lose weight...: ...If you still have breasts it's gynecomastia. Or pinch it: if texture is dense and cobblestoney is gland if soft and compressible, it's fat. Compare the feel to an abdominal fat roll. Or you can get an MRI or ct.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can my doctor diagnose gynecomastia?

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Dr. Martin Wertkin
Specializes in General Surgery
Examination: The diagnosis can usually be made by physical examination of the breasts. Sometimes mammography and ultrasound are helpful. Occasionally, biopsy is necessary.
A 26-year-old member asked:

Is there a natural treatment for gynecomastia?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nothing known: Unfortunately there are no known natural cures for gynecomastia other than perhaps avoiding natural estrogenic products.
A 34-year-old member asked:

My doctor told me I have gynecomastia. What is that?

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Dr. Michael McGonigal
General Surgery 39 years experience
Male breast enlarged: This term refers to breast enlargement in men. It can be caused by hormone imbalances, endocrine disorders, and problems with the liver and kidneys.
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A 27-year-old member asked:

What other treatment options for gynecomastia?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Surgery and surgery!: Other than weight loss (and treatment of any stimulating causes, like testicular tumors or other hormone causes), surgery is the only way to remove gynecomastia tissues, especially glandular component. Liposuction can help with the fatty part, but excision is needed for the glandular portion. There is no diet or supplement that can help. See an abps-certified plastic surgeon.

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