Have you ever come across this term? Chances are that either you or someone you know may be suffering from this condition. While this condition may not be considered that serious a problem, it may lead to some embarrassing and awkward situations for men.
If you’re someone who’s suffering from this, and have little to no knowledge about this, you may have many questions regarding this issue. Questions like, what causes gynecomastia? Can it go away naturally? Will losing weight help me get rid of it? This blog focusses on answering all those questions and more.
What is Gynecomastia?
Simply put, Gynecomastia is the enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male chest, caused by the imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It’s generally seen in new-borns, boys in their puberty or older men.
Studies have shown that around 65% men around the world are affected by this condition. Gynecomastia can be caused due to a number of reasons. It may be due to an imbalanced diet, drug abuse, risky antibiotics or simply because of the changes in your hormones.
Generally gynecomastia may go away naturally, which is why it may not be considered as a serious issue. But the thing that we must consider is that this may only happen if it is caused because of the changes in the hormonal levels.
On the other hand, if it’s because of the excess fat, then you have to work out to get rid of it. There are certain exercises which can be used to help you tone your chest muscles.
Exercises like Barbell bench press, push-ups, dumbbell pullover etc. are used to help you shape and tone your muscles. All of these exercises have one thing in common, they target the upper chest. Targeting the upper chest would help you widen the pectoral area giving you a flat chest.
Gynecomastia vs Pseudogynecomastia
Now there might be some confusion regarding these two terms. Although both of them are related to the extra chest fat in men, the reasons as to why they are caused is what separates them.
As we explained earlier in the blog, Gynecomastia is caused due to the development of the chest tissues in men. There may be some fat cells present there but the majority of the breast mass is the new tissue that is formed which is completely harmless and generally goes away naturally.
On the other hand, Pseudogynecomastia as the name suggests is caused due to “fake” tissues present in the chest. It simply means that there is no tissue growth there, just the accumulation of fat which can be shaped or toned with the help of exercises.
How can you get rid of it?
Now coming to the main question, it all boils down to personal preference. If the pain caused is too much and unbearable, you should consult your doctor and would have to probably undergo a surgery. But if you’re a little skeptical about going under the knife, then you can always start exercising, and have a more controlled diet. Your diet should mainly comprise of foods with low-calories, nutrient-rich and anti-inflammatory properties. Regular exercising is one method that can effectively help you tone your chest and shape it up. But toning your chest fat wouldn’t be an instant process. You need to exercise regularly to see the results.
So what can you do in the meantime? You can incorporate our Gynecomastia compression vest Zenrik-G in your wardrobe. It is especially designed to complement your workout sessions, to help you avoid any more awkward situations. It comes with a strong zipper for wearing ease. The compression provided by Zenrik-G helps your chest retain its shape and helps you go about your business with ease.
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