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How Gynecomastia Distorts Body Image

Published October 24, 2017

Gynecomastia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

It is a common misconception that only women suffer from body image issues and struggles with self-esteem. For men, the challenge to attain the highly sought after lean and muscular physique popularized in today’s culture can be just as exhausting and self-defeating. Conditions such as gynecomastia—the medical term for male breasts—can make self-acceptance even more difficult or even impossible. For the 30 percent of males affected by this condition, it can be extremely embarrassing and challenging to hide. It can also be extremely frustrating, as excessive weight may contribute to the condition, but can also affect men who are not overweight. The condition is most often linked to a hormonal imbalance and even to certain medications, which explains why it is not just limited to factors such as weight. Fortunately, gynecomastia does not have to persist, and it can be properly addressed with a proper understanding of the condition as well as the right treatment. Read more…

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