What is gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is swelling of the breast tissue in teens and adult men, caused by an imbalance of the hormones estrogen and testosterone. It is common in boys and men at various stage sometimes it is related to some medical condition. Generally, gynecomastia isn’t a serious problem, but it can be tough to cope with the condition Men and boys with gynecomastia sometimes have pain in their breasts and may feel embarrassed.
Causes of gynecomastia
The main cause of gynecomastia is a hormonal imbalance in the body Gynecomastia occurs when the male hormones are lower than the female hormones (estrogens) in the body. many times it resolved on its own.
Other causes can be medical conditions or medical treatment can create an environment in the body that allows the body to develop gynecomastia. Following are the other causes
- Testicular cancer
- Cirrhosis of the liver.
- kidney failure
- Disorders of the testes (male sex organs) including infection, trauma, or inborn disorders.
- Anti-androgen treatments for prostate cancer
There are many simple home remedies that may also help treat gynecomastia
Natural gynecomastia treatment without surgery or drugs
- Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of turmeric to a cup of water and heat it for 10 minutes.
- Drink it 2 or 3 times a day and especially before going to bed.
- Repeat daily and within a few weeks, you will notice the changes.
- Wrap a few ice cubes in a thin towel.
- Put this cold compress on each of the breasts for 1 minute only.
- Follow this treatment as needed.
Eat foods that are high in zinc like oysters, fortified breakfast cereal, lobster, cashews, yogurt, raisins, and chickpeas.
- Include cardiovascular, weight-lifting and elliptical exercises in your exercise routine. Swimming, especially the breaststroke, is effective for reducing excess fat. Jogging and walking are good forms of exercise that also help burn a lot of calories and body fat.
- Do not take any recreational drugs like marijuana.
Do not take any drugs for bodybuilding.
- Avoid excessive consumption of alcohol as it can worsen the condition.
Don’t smoke or take tobacco.
- Avoid exposure to pollutants like lead as it can increase the risk of developing feminine breasts.
- Eat organic foods and use natural products to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals.
- Do not take tea tree oil or lavender oil or any other products made of these oils as they are said to be as endocrine disruptors and tend to mimic the actions of estrogen.
- Drink an ample amount of water throughout the day to help the cells function properly.
Try to maintain a healthy body weight.