5 Myths About Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia is a common condition in and around Montreal in which a man’s breasts are enlarged and look flabby. This is commonly due to a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy – not excess fat. People often think that a man with loose pectoral muscles is not spending enough time on the bench press, but this is not necessarily the case. Although gynecomastia is not a dangerous condition, it can cause a man to feel ashamed of his body, which is why breast reduction surgery is not only for the ladies. Here are some myths surrounding “man boobs” that need to be debunked. MYTH 1 – Gynecomastia is caused by obesity Being overweight is not the only cause of gynecomastia. It is important to note that it is a common condition that many men experience. The condition may be hereditary or caused by aging, as some men experience dramatic changes in…

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