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Old 06-04-2006, 12:59 PM   #1
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male breast (gynecomastia)

hi i am 21years old , ever since my puberty, i have observed an adnormal increase in size of the chest, to the extent of male boobs. This has cause me great discomfort and it poised as a social problem to me, its an embrassement to me as my peers often laugh about my male boobs

i am determined to rectify this problem , after doing my research on the net , i found out the that the only treatment is through undergo plastic sugery , liposuction on the fatty deposits at the chest area. However , i am sceptical about doing plastic sugery and have financial problems.

will exercise help reduce the size of it? recently i read about a kind of pills called alexia breast reduction pills for male.it sounds like an alternative to me . but i have doubts about it.

will someone pls enlighten me on this issue as its rather sensitive, i have qualms about discussing it with my anyone else
thank you in advance!

 
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Old 06-05-2006, 07:43 AM   #2
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Re: male breast (gynecomastia)

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Originally Posted by feima
hi i am 21years old , ever since my puberty, i have observed an adnormal increase in size of the chest, to the extent of male boobs. This has cause me great discomfort and it poised as a social problem to me, its an embrassement to me as my peers often laugh about my male boobs

i am determined to rectify this problem , after doing my research on the net , i found out the that the only treatment is through undergo plastic sugery , liposuction on the fatty deposits at the chest area. However , i am sceptical about doing plastic sugery and have financial problems.

will exercise help reduce the size of it? recently i read about a kind of pills called alexia breast reduction pills for male.it sounds like an alternative to me . but i have doubts about it.

will someone pls enlighten me on this issue as its rather sensitive, i have qualms about discussing it with my anyone else
thank you in advance!
Try doing bench presses or pushups or something.

 
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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Re: male breast (gynecomastia)

Have you estradiol level checked....also called E2. I don't know why at your age it would be high but it could be the root cause and if it is and you can resolve it they may dissipate quite a bit on their own. There are ways to reduce estradiol, taking zinc supplements, DIM, and some prescription drugs. Are you overweight? Excess fat can also increase estradiol. Its certainly worth checking beore considering surgery.

Another cause of high E2 can be high testosterone. Some testosterone is converted into estradiol due to an enzyme called aromatase. Are you taking any supplements or anything else that could be boosting your T level too high?

 
Old 06-08-2006, 06:57 AM   #4
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Re: male breast (gynecomastia)

thks for the reply
but currently i m not overweight. i tried doing bench press and stuff but somehow it still looks big and unatural
i went on weight loss exercise program previously. i din take any supplements. just balanced diet plus cardio and gym. somehow the fatty deposits are not removed from my chest area. even though i look slimmer at the waiast and face

but anyway thks for the reply
stil as loss
geezz

 
Old 06-08-2006, 09:59 AM   #5
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Re: male breast (gynecomastia)

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thks for the reply
but currently i m not overweight. i tried doing bench press and stuff but somehow it still looks big and unatural
i went on weight loss exercise program previously. i din take any supplements. just balanced diet plus cardio and gym. somehow the fatty deposits are not removed from my chest area. even though i look slimmer at the waiast and face

but anyway thks for the reply
stil as loss
geezz
I think people store fat around their bodies differently. Try putting on muscle there.

 
Old 06-09-2006, 05:53 PM   #6
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Re: male breast (gynecomastia)

I'm no expert, but this probably isn't going to go away by itself. Bodybuilders who develop this through the use of steroids can't reverse it. They usually end up getting the surgery. Get your bloodwork done and see a specialist.

 
Old 06-11-2006, 07:32 AM   #7
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Re: male breast (gynecomastia)

Boobs are grown because of excess estrogen & estrogen receptors in the chest area.
My brest shated growing at about age 12. It is a very stressful period of life when a person does not meet the Hollywood standards of the body. I hated GYM because of it. The guys soon learned that it was not worth a few laughs for a fat lip.

Surgery may be the only way to remove them, at about $7000.00 each time it is done. They tend to grow back if the body estrogen E2 level & ratio is too high.

Millions of guys have large boobs, a few thousand elect to have surgery to remove them. Just look around at the mall, pool, beach & you will see them. It is becoming more prevelant with all the estrogen in the food chain now.

Most of us just keep them. They can be very sexually sensitive.

Since you are not taking any supplements or steroids then it probably the natural state of your body.

This can be caused by several things. Thyroid not sending message to the testicles to produce enough testosterone, testicles not full operatinal, testicles too small, and maybe Klinefelters Syndrome or one of its versions.

I have KS Mosaic and my body produces too much estrogen & not enough testosterone. I have to use HCG & testosterone injections weekly to get my testosterone/estrogen E2 ratio to normal levels. It should be 20:1 up to 40:1. Mine is naturally about 5:1.

I had higher estrogen levels & lower testosterone levels than my wife before the supplements. We now have children. The HCG causes the testicles to produce more sperm & testosterone.

If your penis is about 1-1/2" soft & the testicles are less than one inch in diameter it may be KS. The KS karotype test is expensive & there is no cure, just hormone treatments.


Hope for the best

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