Besides belly fat, one of the most common problems for guys related to their looks is man boobs.
Man boobs make men feel insecure, especially younger men.
I already wrote a detailed article on how to get rid of man boobs.
You can read how to get rid of man boobs naturally here.
And if you want to find out what are the best exercises for strong chest read this article.
Today I am gonna talk more about the causes of man boobs.
There are a few causes of man boobs.
4 most common causes of man boobs are:
This is one of the most common causes of man boobs.
Gynecomastia is the medical term for man bobs and it differs from adipomastia or the existence of fat on the chest. (1)
Gynecomastia appears because of a chest and not fat tissue, as a result of imbalanced levels of the hormones testosterone and estrogen.
Hence, it is most common among middle-aged men and teenagers.
It affects 30% of men and there are mild and extreme cases of gynecomastia.
Gynecomastia is activated when the levels of testosterone are reduced compared to the levels of estrogen.
And boobs grow because of estrogen.
The causes for this reduction can be conditions that block the effects of testosterone, conditions that decrease the level of testosterone or increase the level of estrogen.
There are different reasons why your testosterone levels drop.
Lack of exercising, bad diet habits and aging are the most common ones. (2)
Read more about foods that kill testosterone here.
And read how to increase your testosterone levels here.
Adipomastia or lipomastia is a high percentage of body fat.
Why does this happen?
When you eat fat your body stores it.
And how it stores it depends on your genetics.
Some people have good genes and no matter how much fat they eat they are skinny.
However, the rest of us isn’t that lucky.
So, if you have extra body fat on your chest you can thank genetics.
But, if you eat too much fat and your body can’t store all of that properly, some of it ends up on your chest, regardless of genetics.
In that case, we are talking about adipomastia or lipomastia.
That’s why you should decrease the amount of fat you intake.
3. Adipomastia and gynecomastia combined
The combination of adipomastia and gynecomastia can also cause man boobs.
Sometimes men have gynecomastia and increased body fat percentage that leads to this condition.
Anyhow, consult your doctor to determine what’s your case, how bad it is, whether is adipomastia or gynecomastia and what next.
Well, obesity will cause fat on every part of your body and especially on your chest.
It’s already clear that obesity leads to serious health problems, not just visual ones.
So, to get rid of man boobs caused by obesity you need to lose weight.
Change your diet, increase physical activities.
Also, I suggest you consult a nutritionist and a personal trainer.