How do you get rid of gynecomastia? This is a frequent question many males must ask when confronted with the condition. But before we discuss solutions, remedies and reductions, let’s examine the underlying causes of male breasts:
- Estrogen and testosterone imbalance – High levels of the female hormone estrogen will result in female traits, including over-developed breast tissue known as gynecomastia (or ‘gyno’).
- Obesity and weight gain – Excess fat layers can be the primary cause of “man boobs” or pseudogynecomastia, or can add layers of fat on top of breast tissue resulting from true gynecomastia and result in the need for a breast reduction.
- Puberty – Male teenagers between 12 and 15 years of age often develop puffy nipples and gyno during puberty, a time of fluctuating hormone levels. This temporary imbalance rarely needs reduction or remedies and is often reversible and often resolves with age.
- Aging – As males age, their testosterone levels diminish and, as a result of poor dietary choices, estrogen levels can rise resulting in breast tissue development requiring remedies or reduction.
- Drugs and medications – Prescription medications, steroids, alcohol and marijuana have all been linked to gynecomastia.
- Conditions that affect hormones – Diseases or conditions which adversely affect hormone production can cause gynecomastia but are often reversible.
How to Get Rid of Gynecomastia Naturally
What are the best and fastest ways to prevent, reduce or fix gyno? The best solutions and remedies depend on the cause or combination of causes, but generally, naturally balancing your hormones, following a targeted chest training program, and an overall weight loss and fat burning program offer the best approach to prevention.
In an effort to identify how to get rid of gyno as well as how to prevent it, we’ll also take a look at a fat burning diet of natural foods to reduce fat and calorie intake. We will also identify foods that naturally increase testosterone levels and those foods that you should avoid to help with the reduction of estrogen levels.
Gyno prevention begins with controlling your hormones. Take steps to increase testosterone and reduce or eliminate estrogens, as doing so will return that hormonal balance and reverse or reduce any symptoms and eliminate the need for reduction surgery.
Preventing gynecomastia involves making smart lifestyle choices. Avoiding anabolics, excessive alcohol consumption and marijuana. Follow a diet that reduces fat and empty calories while adding testosterone-boosting foods and eliminating those foods that increase estrogen. Preventing gyno also includes regular exercise to burn body (and chest) fat.