Difference Between Gynecomastia & Pseudogynecomastia
|A mass under the nipple area of the breast with or without pain when touched or squeezed.||Breast enlargement involves the both breasts equally and evenly, without pain during palpation.|
The excessive growth of breast tissue in adult men is genuine gynecomastia. The reason for breast enlargement or feminization of the breast is the breast tissue growth. Read the A-Z guide to gynecomastia for more information.
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 growth of breast tissue. Read this detailed article on pseudogynecomastia for further differences from gynecomastia.
How To Know The Type Of Breast Enlargement You Have ?
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 specialised in this part of your body and does physical examination for this particular diagnosis on a daily basis. Almost all doctors who specialise 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 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.
Breast Enlargement In 99% Of Cases
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 are mutually feeding elements and one will be present if there is other. This is also why breast reduction pills are dosed to get rid of breast tissue and chest fat. We will look at how the breast development pathway when we go into the pathophysiology (root cause) of gynecomastia.
What Causes Gynecomastia
Gynecomastia is caused by men developing excessive breast tissue that leads to feminization of the male 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 sees a significant decline. Excess estrogen also makes the body vulnerable to retain more body fat. Low testosterone levels causes low 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 excess estrogen levels, low testosterone and 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 is the reason why breast reduction pills for men are dosed for preventing production of estrogen and lipolysis (break down) of chest fat.
Breast Reduction Pills For Men : What They Do
If you want to get rid of gynecomastia, 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 stopped, testosterone levels have to be raised, pectoral fat that is acting as a secondary gland that produces estrogen has to be burned off with increased metabolism. To disrupt the negative feedback loop and help the body to develop a positive feedback look is the approach behind all breast reduction pills for men.
Drugs That Interact With Estrogen
I also want to briefly mention about the pharmacological agents that were developed for breast cancer in women. They do have the potency to arrest breast tissue growth but they are not prescribed for gynecomastia.
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 has 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 only prescribed for life threatening situations like in the event of a cancer and not prescribed for gynecomastia.
SERM’s And AI’s Pros
AI’s prevent production of estrogen
SERM’s interrupts the effects of estrogen.
SERM’s And AI’s Side Effects
Prescribed as a last resort for breast cancer in women
Bone density loss (Osteoporosis)
Pain or pressure in the pelvis
Leg swelling or tenderness
Shortness of breath
Sudden vision problems
Options Currently Available
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 use natural supplements with ingredients that have the potency to balance estrogen-testosterone ratio, increase testosterone and burn off chest fat or to get rid of gynecomastia through surgery.
Breast Reduction Pills For Men : Ingredients
There are about 17-18 million men in the Unites States that have gynecomastia in one of the four grades and more and more companies are coming out with breast reduction pills for men. The main ingredients in these breast reduction pills for men are natural ingredients that has similar potency of the SERM’s and AI’s but with no known side effects. Other ingredients facilitate higher metabolism for lipolysys of chest fat. So the ingredients are combined to prevent breast tissue growth and burn off chest fat at the same time.
Sclareolides is a herb commonly found in the Mediterranean, North Africa and Central Asian regions that has anti-estrogen characteristics. It signals the glands producing estrogen to stop and balances the estrogen-testosterone ratio. It also facilitates production of testosterone. Sclareolides are the closest natural equivalent of SERM’s and (AI) known to us. They also have secondary functions that promotes higher rate of pectoral lipolysis (breakdown of chest fat).
Guggulsterone is natural ingredient processed from the gum of the Commiphora mukul tree. It signals the thyroid gland to produce more thyroxin that increases metabolism and has a direct catabolic effect on pectoral adipose tissue (chest fat). Guggulsterones in combination with sclareolides stimulate the thyroid gland to burn more pectoral fat.
Theobromine Cacao is a natural ingredient extracted from the Kola nut and in combination with Sclareolides and Guggulsterones is very effective in preventing water retention in the chest. Water retention is one of the main reason for a saggy chest and once the breast tissue is flattened out and pectoral fat burned off, it will make the chest firm and tight.
A number of combinations of natural herbs and natural ingredients were tested and two most sold breast reductions pills for men has 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.
Ideal Users Of Breast Reduction Pills For Men
Those who are looking for an option other than surgery to get rid of unwanted breast enlargement.
Those who can neither take time off from work nor prefers 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 personalised 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.
Gynectrol Vs Gynexin Review
|Mechanism Of Action||Balances estrogen hormones & burn off chest fat||Balances estrogen hormones & 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 at FDA inspected facilities||United States at FDA inspected facilities|
|Money Back Guarantee||Yes for unopened bottles||Yes for unopened bottles|
|Price||$61.99 for one month||$69.95 for one month|
|Manufacturer Reputation||Reputed in fitness community for natural steroids||Manufactures supplements for gynecomastia only|
To review Gynexin and Gynectrol in all their details is beyond the scope of this page. I have a very comprehensive review of these two breast reduction pills for men with gynecomastia at the gynecomastia pills review page that also includes frequently asked questions.
Add-on Breast Reduction Pills For Men
The strategy that has seen the most success to get rid of gynecomastia is to disrupt the negative feedback cycle of excess estrogen, pectoral fat and low estrogen. The formula in gynecomastia supplements are dosed to address these factors. It balances estrogen-testosterone levels, facilitate lipolysis of pectoral fat that produce the aromatase enzyme and it also signals the body to produce more testosterone. Add-on breast reduction pills for men are standalone supplements that support each aspect of the breast reduction process. The two add-on supplements that you can use are testosterone boosters and high strength fat burners.
When Should I Use Them ?
You should NOT use them when you start using using Gynexin or Gynectrol because both contains ingredients that aid testosterone growth and burns chest fat. First start with a gynecomastia supplement and use it for 30 days. You will start to see results by the end of the first month and if you are satisfied, then you do not need an add-on. If you want to speed up chest fat loss, you can add a fat burner. If you see that your chest is not flattening out as you expected, you can add a testosterone booster and it will signal the body to flatten the breast tissue and widen the chest. Again, do not start a gynecomastia supplement and an add-on but only start using them after you analyse the results from the first month.