Gynecomastia Symptoms

Gynecomastia refers to the overgrowth of mammary glands in men. This gives an appearance of “male breasts”. This “chesty condition” can be very embarrassing. It can take a toll on your social life. Although, it can affect men of any age, it is most prevalent among boys undergoing puberty.

During puberty, the hormonal levels fluctuate. Hormones like estrogen (female hormone) and testosterone (male hormone) are usually present in varying degrees among both sexes. Females have higher levels of estrogen, and testosterone is present in high level among the male population. When a male goes through puberty, a temporary hormonal imbalance might occur, whereby relative to testosterone, estrogen level might increase. This can result in glandular overgrowth, which results in male breast augmentation. The situation usually resolves itself once the hormone levels begin to balance out. Thus, in most pubertal boys, this situation gets settled in a year or two.

There are other cases where this condition might occur among the elderly male population. One reason for this is that, as you age, the levels of testosterone in your body decreases. This results in weight again. In this case two things can give rise to the “male boobs”. The lowering of testosterone, and the weight gain (fat deposits around your breasts). The former case might result in a condition called Gynecomastia, and the latter might result in a condition called pseudogynecomastia. Pseudogynecomastia is a condition which is prevalent among the obese population. This is not the result of overgrowing glandular tissue.

Presence of true Gynecomastia during puberty, usually resolves itself when the hormones (testosterone and estrogen) level back to normal.

The most visible gynecomastia symptom is enlargement of breasts. It is important to note that this enlargement is not the cause of excessive adipose tissue deposits; instead this enlargement is actually caused due to the abnormal growth of glandular tissue beneath the areolar region. The enlargement itself is pretty symmetrical to the eyes. The breasts might have some sensitivity, and appear firm. That said, there should not be any form of pain present. If there is any secretion or dimpling of skin present, then it might actually be a sign of breast cancer. Also, unlike in the case of breast cancer, its only the areolar region where the growth occurs. The enlargement is usually between 1- 5 cm.

Less known gynecomastia symptoms include any discharge from nipples, pain in the breast, protruding nipples and tenderness in the breast.

Treatments for patients with true Gynecomastia can range anywhere from plastic surgery to medication. It is important to note that the medications are usually only effective if used in early treatments. Thus, it is a good idea to refer to the doctor when you see the first symptoms appear. Sometimes this condition might signify a more serious problem like liver cirrhosis, hypogonadism or hyperthyroidism.


Lavender And Tea Tree Oils Cause Prepubertal Gynecomastia

If you have read my article about gynecomastia causes, it is no secret for you that there are numerous reasons why certain men have (or develop) man boobs or so called moobs.

However, there are still lots of secrets related to gynecomastia and its effects on male body.

For these reasons, scientists and doctors are carrying out several (if not even hunderds of) different gynaecomastia and moobs related studies each year.

As a consequence, new things about enlarged breasts in male are being discovered on a regular basis. Speaking about researching and new things…

…you may find this article interesting, especially if you have a young boy who suffers from prepubertal gynecomastia.

Researchers Suggest: Lavender & Tea Tree Oils Can Cause Moobs in Young Boys!

Just recently, researchers from Pediatric Endocrine Associates in Colorado came to a conclusion that using products like lavender oil, or tea tree oil, can result in abnormal breast development in young males.

To be more specific, three (3) boys, old between from four (4) and ten (10) years, participated in the study.

The boys were diagnosed with so called »prepubertal gynecomastia«, a condition where young boys develop man breasts before (and not during!) the puberty. Apart from enlarged breasts, all the boys were completely healthy.

However, there was one thing that all of them had in common. They were all using lavender and tea tree based products!

Parents of the 4-years old boy were using a lavender oil preparation on his skin. The other two boys were using products such as lavender-scented soap, skin lotion, hair styling gel and shampoo containing lavender and tea tree oil.

Once these kids stopped using lavender and tea tree based products, the moobs were gone!

There is no doubt that both lavender and tea tree are good for your health. But when it comes to using such products on your male kids, it may not be the best idea.

Why Lavender & Tea Tree Oil Can Cause Moobs In Little Kids?

First off, you should be aware that further studies need to be done before it can be confirmed that lavender, or tea-tree oil cause breast enlargement in young boys.

Nonetheless, there is a theory which suggests one possible reason for it.

According to scientists, lavender & tea tree oil can mimic the female hormone called estrogen. Since your body (or young boy’s body in this case) believes that there is indeed estrogen hormone present, it starts producing the same results as estrogen does: enlarges breasts.

As mentioned above, further studies need to be carried out to fully confirm this discovery.

In addition, scientists and researchers still have a lot to learn about prepubertal gynecomastia (or enlarged breasts in young boys) before they are able to provide us full explanation.


How To Hide Moobs With a Bra

This article will introduce you to so called moobs bra. By reading it you will discover what a moobs bra or vest is exactly, and how you can use it to hide your man breasts.

What Is a Moobs Bra?

As if it isn’t stressful enough trying to hide your man boobs, you have to contend with only wearing button, long sleeved shirts and very baggy sweaters – even in extremely hot weather.

This is because anything else proves either too tight or revealing.

However, instead of suffering with self-consciousness that can affect your posture and self confidence, you may opt for gynecomastia vests or gynecomastia bras, also known as man boobs bras or man boobs vests.

You may use these vests to hide your moobs as they are said to work well in flattening down the chest.

However, these should only be used as a temporary solution until you are able to permanently get rid of your gynecomastia. You should also note that man boobs bras could also potentially result in an embarrassing situation especially when getting intimate with a girl.

A male bra – also referred to as a compression vest, compression bra, gynecomastia vest or brossiere refers to the type of bra that is worn by men.

Some men suffering from gynecomastia will opt to wear male bras which typically flatten the chest area rather than lift it. Men who have enlarged breasts as a result of obesity or gynecomastia may opt to wear a male bra in order to provide support for their breasts, as well as flattening their appearance.

Hiding Moobs With Moobs Bras

Man bras help men with gynecomastia to keep their man breasts in check. This way, they are able to engage in exercise such as aerobics, go about their daily routines without fear of jiggling and generally feel confident in how they look.

Just like women’s bras, male bras may come with adjustable straps for added comfort, in order to ensure that you remain at ease while wearing them.

Gynecomastia vests are easy to put on as you simply slip them on like you would a sweater or t-shirt. Some vests even come with 3-way adjustment for tightness.

In order to determine the right size of man bra for you, you will need to take measurements of your chest area. First, take a snug measurement under your bust line using a tape measure.

Next, you should measure over the fullest section of your chest – again not too loose or tight. You should then take the average of these two measurements and use it to determine the right size of male bra for your needs.

Male bras generally require the same type of care and maintenance as women’s bras. Gynecomastia vests may be hand washed or machine washed but only in cold water.

These should not be ironed or placed near any type of heat source. Also avoid drying in the dryer or using any type of bleach on your man bra.