|A mass under the nipple area of the breast with or without pain when touched or squeezed.||Breast enlargement involves both breasts equally and evenly, without pain during palpation.|
Accumulation of fat behind and around nipples and in the chest is pseudogynecomastia . The reason for breast enlargement or feminization is due to fat build up as opposed to the growth of breast tissue . This medical condition is also referred to as lipomastia and adipomastia. Take a look at the dedicated page for pseudogynecomastia for detailed information.
FThe best way to diagnose what is causing your breast enlargement is to see a trained medical doctor. Your GP or family physician is well qualified to do it but I recommend a doctor specialising in gynecomastia because they are medical professionals specialized in this part of your body and does the physical examination for this particular diagnosis on a daily basis. Almost all doctors who specialize in gynecomastia surgery also provides free initial consultation and you can utilise that opportunity to have the reason for your breast enlargement confirmed. Below is one method which, doctors use to confirm what is causing your breast enlargement. I am listing this for informational purposes only and ALWAYS have a doctor diagnose it and confirm it. Do not self-diagnose it.
In this illustration, you can see the patient lying flat on his back with his hands clasped beneath his head. Using the separated thumb and forefinger, the doctor slowly brings the fingers together from either side of the breast. If the individual has true gynecomastia, a rubbery or firm mound of tissue that is concentric with the nipple–areolar complex is felt. On the other hand, if the individual has pseudogynecomastia, no such disk or tissue is found .
The classification of breast development in men into gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia are primarily theoretical and for the sake of clarity. In reality, almost all general cases of breast enlargement in men is a mix of breast tissue and chest fat. How much is breast tissue and how much is fat differs from men to men but there will be some of both in almost all men with breast enlargement. This is because, breast tissue and chest fat are mutually feeds each other and one will be present if there is other. You will understand this when we look at the breast development pathway and pathophysiology (root cause) of gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is a medical condition characterised by men developing excessive breast tissue that leads to feminization of their chest. The process by which breast tissue development happens is a little complex. It all begins with an imbalance in the estrogen-testosterone levels in the body . This could be excess estrogen that was carried over from puberty, excess estrogen that is caused by using drugs or by any other reason. Once there is an excess amount of the female hormone estrogen, testosterone levels get suppressed and significantly declined . Excess estrogen also signals the body to retain more fat. Low testosterone levels leads to lower rates of metabolism and all these factors causes the body to retain fat under and around the areola (nipples).
Pectoral fat also releases an enzyme called aromatase that converts testosterone to estrogen . The excess female hormone estrogen causes the body to develop feminine features like breast tissue growth. Pectoral fat also acts as a secondary gland that produces estrogen and these estrogen binds themselves to the breast tissue nearby and these three factors namely 1) excess estrogen levels, 2) low testosterone and 3) pectoral fat forms a negative feedback loop feeding each other. Excess estrogen creates an environment to store more chest fat and this chest fat in turn creates more estrogen . The result is breast enlargement due to breast tissue and chest fat called mixed gynecomastia . This understanding of breast enlargement forms a core rationale for the selection of all major ingredients in leading breast reduction pills for men.
Breast Reduction Pills For Men : What They Do
If you want to get rid of gynecomastia without surgery, the key lies in disrupting the negative feedback loop by changing the status quo of excess estrogens, low testosterones and pectoral fat. Excess estrogen production has to be limited and pectoral fat that is acting as a secondary gland that produces estrogen has to be burned off with increased metabolism.
Prescription pharmacological agents were developed with the purpose of treating breast cancer in women. They do have the potency to arrest breast tissue growth but they are not prescribed for a benign condition like gynecomastia due to their severe side effects .
There are two classes of drugs that can interact with estrogen during its production and how it operates in our body. These two classes of drugs are SERM’s (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator)  and AI’s (Aromatise Inhibitors) . SERM’s can control how estrogen is processed in the body and AI’s stop the production of estrogen in the first place . However, these are very strong chemical combinations that have serious side effects on the body and they are only prescribed to women with breast cancer as a last resort to stop breast tissue growth . They are usually prescribed for life-threatening situations like in the event of cancer and not prescribed for gynecomastia.
Prescribed usually as a last resort for breast cancer in women
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There are no safe prescription drugs for gynecomastia that do not have any side effects. The two available options as of this time for gynecomastia are to 1) use natural supplements with ingredients that have the potency to increase testosterone and burn off chest fat or 2) to get rid of gynecomastia through surgery.
There are about 50 million men in the United States that have gynecomastia in one of the four grades and more and more companies are coming out with breast reduction pills for men [15,16]. The main ingredients in these breast reduction pills for men are natural ingredients that have similar potency of the SERM’s and AI’s but with little known side effects. Other ingredients facilitate higher metabolism for lipolysis of chest fat. So the ingredients are combined to prevent breast tissue growth and burn off chest fat at the same time.
Sclareolide is natural product derived from various plants Salvia sclarea, Salvia yosgadensis, Salvia haematodes, Salvia plebeia, Salvia miltiorrhiza, Salvia officinalis. These herbs commonly found in the Mediterranean, North Africa and Central Asian regions. Salvia plebeia suppresses the expressions of genes related to adipogenesis and lipogenesis activity . Salvia officinalis improves insulin sensitivity, inhibits lipogenesis in adipocytes and reduces inflammation as judged by plasma cytokines [20, 21].
Guggulsterone is natural ingredient processed from the gum of the Commiphora mukul tree. It signals the thyroid gland to produce more triiodothyronine that increases function of the thyroid gland [22, 23, 24] which has a direct catabolic effect on pectoral adipose tissue (chest fat) . Guggulsterone may stimulate the thyroid gland to burn more pectoral fat. Guggulsterone influence numerous steroid receptors .
T Theobromine Cacao is a natural ingredient extracted from the Kola nut. Theobromine Cacao posses anti-breast cancer compounds . Theobromine Cacao has compounds, which influences in a positive way our moods and our state of alertness . These effects are due to antiradical properties of cocoa phenolics , which increase the plasma level of antioxidants to prevent the oxidation of LDL-cholesterol . These particular properties are related to the protective mechanism of cocoa phenolics in heart disease . Other relevant properties include their ability to modulate the immune response [31,32,33,34,35] and their anti-inflammatory [36,37,38] and anticarcinogenic properties .
A number of combinations of natural herbs and natural ingredients were tested and two most sold breast reductions pills for men have this same combination. Gynexin’s blend is proprietary and how much of each of these ingredients make up their formula is not made public. Gynectrol’s blend is not proprietary and we know how much of these ingredients are in it. There are other ingredients but Sclareolides, Guggulsterone and Theobromine Cacao forms the core ingredients. Before using any kinds of natural remedies, you should consult your physician and evaluate if you are allergic to any of these components. Please evaluate all pros and cons of natural ingredients.
The formula in supplements does not directly interact with breast tissue. The formula is dosed to burn off chest fat and signal the body to increase testosterone production. This prevents formation of breast tissue.
99% of cases of breast of breast enlargement in men are a mix of breast tissue and chest fat. The only exception where 100% of the underlying composition is breast tissue are body builders who did not flush the excess estrogen after using steroids. These supplements will not work in that case.
No, this will not work if your breast enlargement is due to steroid abuse. You should be looking at post cycle therapy.
Those who are looking for an option other than surgery to get rid of unwanted breast enlargement.
Those who do not prefer surgery.
Those who are unable to get insurance coverage for surgery but still wants to get rid of breast enlargement.
Those who are looking for personalized breast reduction treatment.
Breast reduction pills for men have been available in the market for about 10 years and a number of products with different formulas have come and gone in this time. Gynexin and Gynectrol are the two leading breast reduction pills for men that dominate the market. Gynexin was the first ever breast reduction pill for men introduced to the market 8 years ago and is still being sold. Gynectrol was introduced about 3 years ago and both these products have almost the same ingredients. Nevertheless, there are no studies which show their effectiveness. It may possess individual effect.
|Mechanism Of Action||Burn off chest fat||Burn off chest fat|
|Main Ingredients||Sclareolides, Guggulsterone & Theobromine Cacao||Sclareolides, Guggulsterone & Theobromine Cacao|
|Proprietary Blend||No – exact dosage information available||Yes – exact dosage information not available|
|Manufactured In||United States||United States|
|Money Back Guarantee||Yes for unopened bottles||Yes for unopened bottles|
|Price||$61.99 for one month||$69.95 for one month|
Gynexin is the first mover in the market and that is one of their main unique selling point. They are also a niche company that focuses on chest enhancement products. However, Gynectrol is part of a very large supplement brand that has been used and endorsed by professional body-builders. The blend is transparent and is more affordable. In my 4 years of recommending this product, I have also never received a complaint from a user who have actually used the product along with diet and workouts.
We will go through some of the frequently asked questions about these gynecomastia pills. This is a compilation of questions that I have been asked since this site started. Feel free to contact me through the contact page if your question is not answered here.
Sclareolides, Guggulsterone & Theobromine Cacao are natural ingredients that have similar characteristics of SERM’s (Selective Estrogen Receptor Modules) & AI’s (Aromatise Inhibitors). However, unlike their chemical counterparts, they require more time for their mechanism of action to start taking effect. You should start to see results by the end of the first month and most users see good results by the end of the second month.
I suggest you start with one bottle if you are concerned about the effectiveness of these gynecomastia pills. You can always order more by the end of the first month and it will arrive just in time. You will also be able to calculate the baseline response your body is returning in terms of chest reduction. Baseline response is the result that you achieve in a 30 day period. The first month’s baseline response will give you an idea about its effectiveness. You get discounts with multiple bottle purchases but again, I recommend to start with just one bottle.
Supplements like these work by burning off chest fat that 1) acts as a secondary gland producing estrogen and 2) give your chest a feminine appearance. They are also called supplements for a reason and it is that they are best used as supplementing a low-fat diet. The increased metabolism will burn more chest fat but if you also control fat intake, it will help you to achieve results faster. The key idea is to create a fat deficit where your body is not taking any more fat and it is burning chest fat at the same time. When you go on a high calorie/fat diet, it slows the results of these gynecomastia supplements. Fat is one key factor in the production of estrogen and by limiting fat intake in all ways possible, you are closing up the body’s opportunity to create estrogen and breast tissue.