Myths and Unknown facts about Gynecomastia that you should know

  • Because the subject of gynecomastia can be a bit uncomfortable for many, there is a fair amount of misinformation about it.
  • One common myth about gynecomastia is that only very overweight men develop it.
  • While there are cases where excess fat can make a man’s breasts look larger, fat alone isn’t the cause of the condition.
  • There’s also a lot of misinformation about what can lead to a significant increase in estrogen or a significant hormone imbalance.
  • For example, alcohol consumption is often connected to gynecomastia. But, not necessarily in the ways people think.
  • Myth: You Can Exercise the Breasts Away.
  • That might be true if the enlarged breasts are due to extra fat tissue only. But, since gynecomastia is the development of breast tissue, there is no way to burn off the extra tissue.
  • Myth: surgery is not the solution Fact: surgery can be a reliable treatment option for men with gynecomastia that doesn't resolve itself when a hormone imbalance is corrected.
  • MYTH: GYNECOMASTIA IS UNCOMMON. FACT: Gynecomastia is very common and will affect most men at some point during their lifetime.

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