A Great Documentary on Gynecomastia (man boobs)

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Gynecomastia and Alcohol

gynecomastia-alcoholThere are many different causes of gynecomastia, however some people have heard that alcohol contributes to the problem. So is the question true, is gynecomastia (man boobs) cause by alcohol?

To answer the question, it seems that people who drink excessively have a higher possibility of getting man boobs. The reason behind this is that excessive drinking of alcohol will cause the suppression of testosterone in the body. As a result of less testosterone, the estrogen levels will become much higher. It is has been well noted that estrogen plays a major role in the development of gynecomastia. This hormone in higher in women and it is responsible for giving them breasts. The same can be said of men who have higher estrogen levels in their body. They will develop man boobs over time, if their testosterone levels are much lower than their estrogen levels.

It is for that reason why a great deal of men who are alcoholics often suffer from gynecomastia. The excess of alcohol that they drink will often cause a permanent change in the hormone levels in their bodies. This then in-turn results in permanent hypodonadism, which then result in gynecomastia.

People who are looking to get rid of their man boobs, should reduce or cut out their drinking. This move might be able to cure gynecomastia or even reduce the overall look of the man boobs.

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Gynecomastia and Marijuana

gynecomastia-marijuanaThere is this myth that many people who are heavy smokers of marijuana will often get man boobs. Gynecomastia or man boobs occur when the hormones in a man’s body become messed up and as a result they will have very little testosterone and high levels of estrogen. When this happens the man will begin to grow female breast tissue on his chest. This will result in man boobs and it is known as Gynecomastia.

The question of weed contributing to Gynecomastia is really a myth that has not been proven. Many people often state that the smoke will increase the amount of estrogen that is inside the body. As a result of this, the man will begin to develop breasts and this can be attributed to the use of marijuana. There is no specific evidence that points to this fact and many circles often state that it is not possible.

Small Study on the Use of Marijuana and Gynecomastia

There was a study that was done in the 1970s that reported that there was no association with the use of camera boasts and gynecomastia.

Eleven patients diagnosed with idiopathic gynecomastia requiring mammoplasty were compared with matched controls to determine if there was an association between cannabis use and gynecomastia. Patients with gynecomastia were not significantly different from controls regarding their history of cannabis use. For those who admitted using cannabis, patients had a higher frequency but a shorter median duration of use than controls; differences were not statistically significant. Our epidemiologic evidence does not support the previously reported relationship between chronic cannabis use and gynecomastia.

The results of that study could be seen as inconclusive. With so little evidence available on this topic, it can be seen that man boobs and weed smoke is more of an urban myth them something real. The real reason behind my wanna use and gynecomastia is the fact that people often get the “munchies” and eat a lot of unhealthy and fat laden foods. This could be the contributing factor to the growth of the male breasts when smoking weed.

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Adolescent Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a common condition affecting between 40 and 60% of all males. There is medical statistics that point out that three out of every four male teenagers will exhibit temporary excess glandular breast tissue during puberty. Generally the condition will resolve itself on its own as the team gets older.

Teens who suffer from Gynecomastia can find it emotionally problematic, as having “man boobs” can result in extreme teasing others in that age group. Teens that have this condition will usually try to hide their chests or not partake in activities where others can see their breasts. This would mean they would avoid swimming or other activities that would require them to take their shirt off. Adolescents who suffer from gynecomastia will often have emotional, social and psychological problems, if not dealt with properly. It is very important for parents to have dialogue with their teens as they can help them understand the issues and problems that come with this condition.

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