Posted by Orion.
on October 27, 2000 at 13:39:58:
In Reply to: Male Breasts - how to get rid of them? posted by Paradigmed on October 26, 2000 at 01:08:50:
Male breasts are a sign of hormone problems, especially if you have a small harder mass below the nipples. Being over weight promotes the conversion of testosterone into estrogen and the estrogen promotes breast growth. Losing weight, cutting way down on sugar and not eating anything at least 4 hours before bed time will slowly reduce your breasts. But remember that estrogen is also stored in fat, so as you lose weight you are actually releasing more estrogen into your system and that will continue until you stop losing weight.
It is also possible that something is wrong with your testosterone production (too much) and that is causing excess estrogen in your system. This can be a serious problem so you should go to your doctor and have a simple blood test for prolactin, testosterone, sugar and estradiol (male estrogen).