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Are there foods I can stop eating to reduce my gynecomastia?

Are there foods I can stop eating to reduce my gynecomastia?

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). ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Gynecomastia (Definition)

Gynecomastia is enlargement of the breast tissue in male patients. A common reason for it is during the puberty. Other causes are secondary to hormonal imbalnce, liver function abnormality, side effect of certain medications or other drugs, excess alcohol consumption and sometimes unknown causes. It would be best to see a breast care provider to work up its causes and ...Read more


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Does herballife product helps to reduce gynecomastia?

Does herballife product helps to reduce gynecomastia?

No: No medications no herbs will reduce gynacomastia only surgical procedure or liposuction will. ...Read more

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I have gynecomastia I am 19 years. I am just 5'2''. Please how to reduce gynecomastia if doesn't goes. Mine is really quite big. Help.!!!!!

Gynecomastia: Best is to seek ONLY IN PERSON opinions from boarded Plastic Surgeons. There are a few types of "Gynecomastia" 1. Fatty, 2. Glandular, 3. a combination. Either liposuction of some type or excision are the surgical options. But a complete workup is advised including endocrine. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Gynecomastia, maybe btwn grade 1 or 2.Have it since I was 14yrs. Anything serious? How do I reduce it? Will exercise work? And if yes then which exercise?

Gynecomastia, maybe btwn grade 1 or 2.Have it since I was 14yrs. Anything serious? How do I reduce it? Will exercise work? And if yes then which exercise?

Time for a visit: Pubertal gynecomastia will occur in 1/3 to 1/2 of males ; generally last about a year before fading. Intensity varies from small lump to generous boobs.Overweight kids can appear to have it from just fat accumulation. If present after 3 years, surgical removal of the glandular tissue ; liposuction of any associated fatty tissue will do the job. ...Read more

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Does Calcium D-Glucarate reduce Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia: As far as I know the medication is used in breast cancer but not in gynecomastia. You might see a plastic surgeon to reduce your breasts ...Read more

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What is a good diet and exercise to do to reduce gynecomastia?

What is a good diet and exercise to do to reduce gynecomastia?

Not Necessarily: True gynecomastia will not improve with direct and exercise. However, if adipose tissue is a component of the increased breast size, improve and maybe seen with weight loss. If symptomatic and/or aesthetically displeasing, surgical correction of gynecomastia can be worthwhile. Treatment is individualized depending on the specific patient's situation; involves direct excision of glandular tissue.. ...Read more

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Will DIM (Diindolylmethane) reduce the effects of Gynecomastia?

Will DIM (Diindolylmethane) reduce the effects of Gynecomastia?

Diindolylmethane has: Been touted for a variety of disorders, but there is NO scientific information that it helps any medical problem, and has potential risks. Gynecomastia doesn't have "effects", it is an effect, caused by a variety of medical problems, most commonly in males by weight gain and/or testosterone administration. Check w/your doctor - not tv, friends or internet scams. ...Read more

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Does ensure powder have estrogen and does it cause gynecomastia? It seems to be the case: http://www. Menshealth. Com/nutrition/s (around 3rd page).

No and no: Ensure products have no estrogen, but do contain soy, which has been thought to have estrogen-like effects in men. But, per livestrong. Com, "no research has shown that soy isoflavones can produce effects similar to pathologically high estrogen in men. A 2011 analysis of clinical data in the journal "fertility & sterility" found no effects of soy products or isoflavones on male sex hormones in men. ...Read more

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Will taking testosterone reduce my gynecomastia?

Will taking testosterone reduce my gynecomastia?

No: Excess testosterone (t) is converted into estrogen which then exacerbates gynecomastia (male breasts). So taking t won't help you. Instead, check your estrogen level and block conversion of t into estrogen w/aromatase inhibitor such as anastrazole (prescription breast cancer drug). Of course, diet & exercise help, too! Less fat = less gyno. Plastic surgeons can help when all else fails. ...Read more

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I m 20. N I hav gynecomastia. Is it possible to reduce in this age. Or surgery is only the way?

I m 20. N I hav gynecomastia. Is it possible to reduce in this age. Or surgery is only the way?

Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery may suffice. ...Read more

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I.Have a case of gynecomastia. I have taken a hormone check and it seems normal. I need to reduce this. Please advise?

I.Have a case of gynecomastia. I have taken a hormone check and it seems normal. I need to reduce this. Please advise?

Surgery Helpful.: Assuming a man has achieved a long-term stable weight and no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery may suffice. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is diet and exercise to reduce the gynecomastia! (man boobs)?

Can you tell me what is diet and exercise to reduce the gynecomastia! (man boobs)?

Depends on the cause: Are you overweight? This condition can arise on its own or can be secondary to certain drugs (ie marijuana and many prescription meds) and also can be secondary to hormonal problems that may signal a bigger issue. If you aren't simply overweight consider seeing your md. You need a testicular exam, review of your medications, and several blood tests that are not part of routine bloodwork. ...Read more

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How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

How long of a usage of lavender oil would cause gynecomastia? Would discontinuation stop development?

Yes: Lavender oil contain some compounds which suppresses male hormones and mimics female hormones which causes gynecomastia in males,
Research has shown that this condition would resolve after discontinuation ...Read more

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Are there any procedures that can reduce Gynecomastia without cutting into skin? Read there is some sort of ultrasound for milder cases breaks up fat?

Non surg. Treatment: Results are very unpredictable with external ultrasound to RF therapy for gynecomastia. Plus the expense must be considered vs surgical intervention and result recovery timing. ...Read more

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Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Will using nolvadex (tamoxifen) help reduce my pubertal gynecomastia?

Surgery Helpful.: I have found that gynecomastia, if persistent, is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposculpture surgery alone may suffice. For patients with excess skin, common after weight loss, skin excision may also be necesary. ...Read more

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Will fermenttet soy in supplements or food cause /worsen gynecomastia, should I stay away from it?

Fermented soy: Not likely. Regular soy products you should avoid. They do not really cause gynecomastia but do cause other problems...Especially in men so best to avoid. ...Read more

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Am18 yrs I have small gynecomastia. I was 110 kg now 84 kg, they reduce but with same shape, anycure with exercise chest and no surgery?

Am18 yrs I have small gynecomastia. I was 110 kg now 84 kg, they reduce but with same shape, anycure with exercise chest and no surgery?

No cure: But size may continue to decrease with further weight loss. Plastic surgery may be necessary to remove excess and stretched skin over the chest area, ...Read more

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Sir I have also chest problem. Like gynecomastia. Because iam use steroid for body building...What should I do for reduce that. Please help me sir?

Stop steroids: Seriously. Stop the steroids! That is one of the most common side effects. Plus Anabolic steroids for body building cause many other health problems like heart disease, acne, small testicles, infertility, aggression, etc. Stop the steroids, the gynecomastia will resolve. ...Read more

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Hi 4 week post gynecomastia and aerola reduction surgery, over time will the nipple size reduce as it heals?

Hi 4 week post gynecomastia and aerola reduction surgery, over time will the nipple size reduce as it heals?

Yes: Your body does not know the difference between an operation by a surgeon and trauma (I.e. Getting a cut or other wound). Like a bruise, the operated area will swell and hurt for a while. Regardless, see your surgeon. He/she can make sure that there is no hematoma/serous (a fluid collection after operation). ...Read more

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I've gynecomastia. Prolactin is raised. No finding on MRI brain. I'm taking DOPERGIN for high prolactin. Will this reduce my prolactin nd gynecomastia??

Dopergin: The drug may reduce your prolactin but I doubt if it will have any effect on your gynecomastia. You may have to consult a plastic surgeon forbreast reduction ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my gynecomastia?? I play fitness and I eat healthy food and I don't drink alcohol, but its still there!!

How can I get rid of my gynecomastia?? I play fitness and I eat healthy food and I don't drink alcohol, but its still there!!

Gynecomastica needs: To be distinguished from fatty deposits in the chest area as a result of overweight. Hormonal issues may be present. Please see your doc for an exam and possible treatment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can under eating cause fat on chest or is there another reason for me being skinny with man boobs (not gynecomastia)?

Can under eating cause fat on chest or is there another reason for me being skinny with man boobs (not gynecomastia)?

Gynecomastia: This is gynecomastia and usually related to hormone changes in someone your age. I highly recommend a check up by your pediatrician and possibly a breast specialist.
This will most likely go away by the time puberty is complete. ...Read more

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Is gynecomastia harmful?

Possibly.: I think the answer to your question would depend on whether the enlarged breast gland causes physical and/or psychosocial “distress”. If so, and if persistent, it is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. ...Read more

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What is gynecomastia in men?

Enlarged male breast: Gynecomastia is an enlargement of male breast tissue. This can be from an excess of one's own hormones or from certain medications. It is usually a benign condition but one should seek medical care, especially if this is a new finding to rule out certain pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Tom Pousti
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Male Breast Enlargement (Definition)

Gynecomastia, or enlargement of the male breast gland, can be due to hormone, imabalances, medications, age, or genetics. It is a medically treatable condition - see a board-certified plastic surgeon for the different options. These can include liposuction, direct excision of the glandular tissue, and even excision of ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Mele
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Enlarged Male Breasts (Definition)

It is also called by some as Moobs (Man Boobs). During the puberty time many teenage boys develop breasts. But it goes away within three years in most of them. Also a few develop them due to hormone problems or overweight. The answer for that is ...Read more