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6 Sneaky Ways You’re Encouraging Man Boobs


August 8, 2016

While it’s not shocking to hear that beer is fattening, it might be surprising to hear just how its effects take hold. The liver is in charge of many things, including ridding the body of excess estrogen. When alcohol is added to the mix, the liver cannot carry out this function properly. More estrogen means more of a chance of man boobs — it’s that simple.

Here are some more sneaky and surprising ways you might be encouraging man boobs accidentally:

1. You’re enlisting a little too much help.
Designating a gym buddy to help you “get swole” is one thing, but dabbling in the anabolic steroids department is another. Sure, it might seem like quick fix for building muscle mass fast, but it’s not worth it — we promise.

2. You’re working too hard on your “gains.”
Bulking up can help you build muscle, but only if you make sure you’re doing it from a balanced standpoint. The more fatty tissue you have, as opposed to lean tissue, the more estrogen your body will produce.

3. You’re cutting weight too quickly.
On the contrary, you may be trying to cut to get those lean, tight, toned abs before summer officially ends. While it’s true what they say, that abs are made in the kitchen, man boobs can be too! Depriving yourself of nutrients will cause your testosterone to drop, and you guessed it, your breast tissue to enlarge.

4. You’re taking prescription medication.
You may be thinking, “but wait, isn’t something medically prescribed safe for use?” While yes, it may be safe, that doesn’t mean it won’t have side effects — which is the case with more than two-dozen prescription drugs on the market. Consult your doctor to be sure!

5. You’re using herbal remedies.
Natural, herbal and organic: three key terms that describe so many shampoos, lotions and soaps on the market today. Unfortunately, these herbal hygiene products may also be attributed to the development of gynecomastia, as per a 2007 study in the New England Journal of Medicine.

6. You’re hitting the gun range often.
Don’t let your firearms outings backfire on you — get it? The manly punch that firing a rifle packs to your chest after pulling the trigger can stimulate estrogen levels, encouraging breast tissue to grow.

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects up to 50% of all men in the United States, so know you’re not alone. If you’re interested in learning more about our male breast reduction procedures, call Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery at 212-344-0496 to schedule a complimentary consultation today.


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