Gynecomastia is the condition of increased male breasts due to enhanced tissues in duct tissues, fat and stroma. Gynecomastia is a Greek term made of gyne, which means feminine and masto means breasts. 

This pathological condition arises mostly due to the following:

  • Hormonal changes in childbirth, puberty and old age
  • Extreme obesity
  • Steroid use
  • Pharmacologic agents
  • Medical conditions like liver or kidney failure and hypogonadism
  • The treatment of gynecomastia includes imaging and subsequent surgical intervention when required.
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What is gynecomastia treatment?

Gynecomastia can be treated through 

  1. 1. Medical treatment 
  2. 2. Surgical treatment
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Certain medical therapies are adopted if the gynecomastia condition becomes more severe and does not resolve.

There are major 3 classes of to treat gynecomastia: 

  • 1. Androgens ( dihydrotestosterone and danazol)
  • 2. Anti-estrogens (clomiphene citrate and Tamoxifentamoxifen)
  • 3. Aromatase inhibitors like anastrazole and letrozole
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In case medical treatment is ineffective, and there is longstanding gynecomastia for more than a year; surgical treatments are adopted:

  • 1. Liposuction of glandular tissues
  • 2. Endoscopic surgery with single incision
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Hormonal Treatment for Gynecomastia

Androgens ( dihydrotestosterone and danazol)

Anti-estrogens (clomiphene citrate and Tamoxifentamoxifen)

  • 1. Dihydrotestosterone (androgen) The hormonal therapy via dihydrotestosterone has provided good responses when given to patients having pubertal gynecomastia. 
  • 2. Danazol is a weak androgen that plays an important role in inhibiting gonadotropin secretions. This eventually leads to decreased levels of serum testosterone. The dosage to treat gynecomastia is 200 mg to be taken orally twice daily. But there have been certain undesirable effects of Danazol treatment, like acne, oedema, acne, and also cramps in a few cases.
  • 3. Clomiphene citrate is a moderate anti-estrogen and weak estrogen. There are certain investigations wherein 64 per cent positive response rates are observed with the use of 100 mg clomiphene citrate per day. Further, lower doses have varying results that necessitate higher administration for appropriate treatment.
  • 4. Tamoxifen is an anti-estrogen that is statistically significant in the regression of breast size. Although, there was no documentation of complete breast regression.
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Gynecomastia Treatment in Homoeopathy

R19

R19 is the homoeopathic medicine that is considered the most effective treatment as a glandular drop for normalizing pituitary dysfunction, endocrine dysfunction, obesity, and growth disturbances.

Baryta Carbonica

It is recommended for patients with gynecomastia having gland swelling and prostate hypertrophy. Old-age patients with gynecomastia can also be treated with this medicine.

Lycopodium

Lycopodium is a homoeopathic remedy used as a medication in case of an enlarged right breast rather than a left breast.  

Gynecomastia treatment in Ayurveda

  • 1. DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS (or perfect AAHAR for gynecomastia treatment)
  • 2. Grains – Barley, oats, and unpolished rice are recommended
  • 3. Vegetables – Brinjal, cucumber, ginger, carrots, and radish are recommended
  • 4. Grams -Red lentils, green or Bengal grams, and horse gram are recommended
  • 5. Spices – Pepper, black pepper, and cardamom are recommended
  • 6. Citrus fruits – lemons and oranges are recommended
  • 7. Honey and warm water are recommended
  • 8. LIFESTYLE CHANGES for gynecomastia treatment (VIHAR)
  • 9. A systematic schedule in daily life (Dincharya) has to be followed, like proper sleep-wake cycle, exercises and sexual activities.
  • 10. Avoid anxiety, stress, and emotional disbalance
  • 11. Do not opt for strenuous exercises
  • 12. Do not suppression urges and temptations (vegavidharan)
  • 13. Regular asanas and exercises are recommended (asanas like mandukasana and katichakrasana)
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Gynecomastia Medicines of Ayurveda

  • 1. Tribulus Power

The reason behind puffiness of breast nipples is an overproduction or abnormally high levels of estrogen in the bloodstream. Treatment via ayurvedic Tribulus Power capsules may help in decreasing gynecomastia to some extent.

  • 2. Arogyavardhini Vati

Arogyavardhini Vati is an ayurvedic medicine that boosts digestive repair and properly absorbs nutrients. Therefore, the use of this Ayurvedic treatment prevents fat accumulation.

  • 3. Hakam Churna 

Hakam churna from Ayurveda ensures appropriate hormonal production for the proper functioning of the body.

Gynecomastia Treatment via Natural Remediation

Home remedies to treat gynecomastia and reduce the swelling and soreness in the breasts. 

  • 1. Cold Compress
  • 2. Turmeric 
  • 3. Fish Oil
  • 4. Vitamin E Foods
  • 5. Exercises
  • 6. Green Tea
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Why Choose Glamyo Health for gynecomastia treatment

Glamyo Health keeps all the patient requirements as their priority. Many added advantages would allow an individual to take a wiser decision of choosing Glamyo Health for getting Gynecomastia treatment:

  • 1. Minimally invasive
  • 2. Scarless procedure for treating gynecomastia
  • 3. A permanent solution, no chances of recurrence
  • 4. 45 minutes of surgical procedure
  • 5. Discharge on the same day
  • 6. Faster recovery
  • 7. Highly experienced surgeons: Surgeons with 21+ Years of experience in cosmetic surgery, specializing in gynecomastia surgical treatment.
  • 8. Large numbers of satisfied patients (12,500+ Happy patient stories) with no risks and complications after gynecomastia surgery.
  • 9. Most Advanced Laser Treatment to provide patients with the best solution for their gynecomastia or breast enlargement 
  • 10. Free Follow-ups after getting gynecomastia surgery from Glamyo Health to discuss and remain connected with the doctors for future consultations
  • 11. Permanent Results giving assurance for no recurrence of gynecomastia 
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Complications for Gynecomastia Treatment

Unfortunately, there have been certain complications associated with the treatment of gynecomastia by hormonal therapy and medicines:

  • 1. If treated with testosterone: It gets aromatized to estradiol, eventually producing certain side effects that increase gynecomastia.
  • 2. Danazol has been documented with side effects like acne, oedema, and cramp. Thereby limiting their use.
  • 3. According to various case studies, complete regression is not seen with the treatment via Tamoxifentamoxifen. Also, it was observed to have a higher relapse rate with tamoxifen medicines. But there are chances of recurrence if tamoxifen therapy is ceased.
  • 4. There have been certain bones-related abnormalities with the use of aromatase inhibitors. They will accelerate bone loss in females. 
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Suppose the patients with gynecomastia are not showing improvement with medical treatment. Due to the advanced disease stage wherein, tissues of the breast get fibrotic and become resistant to hormonal therapy or medical treatment. 

FAQs

Can gynecomastia be cured naturally?

Yes, there are various ways by which gynecomastia can be suppressed naturally if it is diagnosed at very early stages and is not yet associated with major complications: Some of the ways can be 

  • 1. Dieting: Maintaining a proper diet to help balance hormones 
  • 2. Exercising: Exercises help in burning fat tissue.
  • 3. Stop steroid or drug use: They enhance males’ breast enlargement risk.
  • 4. Avoid binge drinking
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What foods get rid of gynecomastia?

Foods having anti-inflammatory properties.

Foods like salmons, tuna, sweet potatoes, berries, leafy green vegetables, and citrus fruits are good antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties. They provide relief from breast swelling and tenderness in gynecomastia. 

Zinc-rich foods

Zinc induces testosterone production helpful in maintaining hormonal levels in the body. Foods that are rich in mineral zinc are:

  • 1. Milk
  • 2. Yoghurt
  • 3. Cocoa
  • 4. Nuts
  • 5. Spinach
  • 6. Lean beef
  • 7. Cheese
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Foods with healthy fats

Healthy fats include polyunsaturated fats and boost the levels of testosterone. It is recommended to incorporate :

  • 1. Egg yolks
  • 2. Coconut and Coconut oil
  • 3. Olives and Olive oil
  • 4. Avocados
  • 5. Organic nuts
  • 6. Almonds
  • 7. Butter
  • 8. Potatoes
  • 9. Raisins
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Foods rich in Vitamin-D

Vitamin D helps in increasing testosterone production and sperm count. The pathway that synthesizes steroid hormones includes Vitamin D. Some of the foods with vitamin D are

  • 1. Mushrooms
  • 2. Cereals
  • 3. Eggs
  • 4. Oily fish 
  • 5. Dairy products
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Fresh fruit Juices

Fruits have low calories; they also help in detoxification in the body. It also helps in losing negative weight. Some of the common juices to drink are-

Fresh fruit juices like amla juice, orange juice, carrot juice, pineapple juice

What is the best treatment for gynecomastia?

Surgery is considered the best treatment option to get rid of gynecomastia. Two types of surgeries include:

  • 1. Liposuction Surgery:  This includes removing fatty tissues from the breast rather than removing breast glands.
  • 2. Mastectomy:  This surgery removes the glands of the breast by small incisions. The technique is far less invasive, and recovery is early. 
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How can I reduce gynecomastia quickly?

Yes, gynecomastia can be reduced quickly by getting the least invasive surgical treatment. 

Can gynecomastia go away?

Yes, gynecomastia can go away by early diagnosis and proper treatment according  to the stage of gynecomastia a patient is suffering from. It can go away in advanced stages by surgical treatment.

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