Gynecomastia is a condition in which men develop fatty deposits under their nipples, essentialy giving them visible breasts. There are many potential causes for gynecomastia. Some men develop them as a result of hormone imbalances – either natural, or through the use of performance enhancing drugs if they are an athlete. Others develop gynecomastia because of rapid weight gain and loss. When they gain weight, the fatty deposits are spread all over their bodies, and any “breast tissue” they develop is not particularly noticeable. When they lose weight it goes from the extremities first, and from the belly and chest last, leaving them with visible gynecomastia.
Mild cases of gynecomastia can be treated through weight loss, but it can be harder to get rid of more extreme cases. The effectiveness of Gynexol cream in treating gynecomastia is something that has been the subject of great debate. In the main, Gynexol has had positive reviews, however.
This cream is actually more like a gel. It is designed to be rubbed onto the chest twice a day, every day, for a couple of months, and the makers promise that this will produce visible reduction in the amount of tissue. It is important to note that while many people do report visible reduction of breast tissue after a few weeks of using the cream, it is not a guaranteed clear. The reduction is slight, so it could be enough to get rid of gynecomastia in a minor case, or to help kick-start the loss of tissue in someone with a more severe case.
People who have a lot of fatty tissue to lose, however, may find that they end up with loose skin once the fatty deposits are gone. They may benefit more from surgery to remove both the fat and the remaining loose skin. This is particularly true for older men who have lost a lot of fatty tissue – their skin is less elastic than the skin of a younger person and this means that when they lose or gain weight rapidly, their skin struggles to adapt.
Gynecomastia is manageable, but the best option is try to avoid developing it in the first place. While hormonal imbalances are sometimes an unavoidable effect of certain health conditions, maintaining a healthy weight is not only wise from the point of view of protecting your health, it can help to prevent gynecomastia.