Having problems with your “Moobs” or man boobs? Well, you’re not the only one, because half of male population are likely to be affected by moobs or you can refer to as Gynaecomastia.
Gynaecomastia affects male teenagers, old men, and obese men of any age. It is often subject of much mirth without even mentioning the word moobs.
Moobs are also the source of self-consciousness and unease, hoping and looking for the best way to banish them.
But can we really get rid of man boobs? What it is that causes Gynaecomastia in the first place?
It seems it all comes down to our hormones –the battle between male testosterone and the female oestrogen and not just because of diet according to the site Joe.
It is said that both young and old men can have moobs, the imbalance between testosterone and oestrogen hormone can result to breast tissue to grow.
However, in the case of adolescents, a teenage boy experiencing a drop in testosterone will result in the development of man boobs. As with many hormonal imbalances, this particular one may clear up with age.
On the other hand, older men may find an increase in breast size due to their testosterone levels falling after they peak around the age of 20.
Overweight men produce more oestrogen due to the extra body fat and also the enzyme found in fat cells called aromatase converts testosterone into oestrogen.
“It’s a vicious cycle – the fatter you are, the more oestrogen you produce and the more oestrogen you produce the fatter you get,” the site explains.
But those crazy hormones are not always the culprit, man boobs can also be a result of drug abuse such as cannabis, amphetamines, alcohol abuse and heavy steroid use are all other factors too.
But there are plenty of things you can do to improve your body’s hormonal balance and become less oestrogen dominant.
How to get rid of moobs?
Simple, exercise plays a massive part in boosting your testosterone levels, meaning being active and getting sweaty will help a bit, but high-intensity training will send your T levels sky-high.
And the most important part of removing moobs is by cutting down the amount of alcohol, sugar, and refined carbohydrates intake.
Adding vegetables like spinach, cabbage, kale, broccoli and brussels sprouts in your menu is a great boost. Foods rich in zinc, like oysters, nuts, red meat and poultry, can help too as the mineral stops the process of aromatization which turns testosterone into oestrogen.
And in case you don’t have a determination to do the sweaty stuff to get rid of your moobs, you can opt to breast reduction surgery anytime.