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Home Remedies for Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breasts in Men)

Certain medical conditions can be embarrassing
to have and therefore may leave the person afraid to seek treatment for fear of judgement
and/or ridicule. One such condition that affects men is called
Gynecomastia, which is the enlargement of the breast glands. This usually occurs when an irregularity of
hormones are present during puberty. This condition can be embarrassing, uncomfortable
and painful. It is important to seek immediate medical
attention if there is pain, swelling, or discharge from the nipples. Today’s video will explore some home remedies
that can help treat this condition. 1. Fish Oil
Fish oil not only reduces the amount of estrogen in the body, but it also encourages the body
to create testosterone. Since hormone levels are a main contributor
to gynecomastia, fish oil can be a beneficial treatment. Simply take a fish oil supplement, as well
as an Omega-3 supplement. Of course, as with any supplement, be sure
to consult with your doctor prior to beginning a new supplement or treatment. Also, you can obtain fish oil naturally by
consuming cold water fish, such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel. 2. Cold Compress
With gynecomastia, the breast tissues can become painful and tender. A cold compress can help to contract the breast
tissue and therefore reduce pain and swelling. You can make a cold compress at home by using
a few ice cube and wrapping them in a light towel. It is important that you do not place the
ice cubes directly onto your skin, since that can result in burns and damage to your skin
and tissues. 3. Turmeric
Turmeric can increase testosterone levels in men and therefore decrease the engorgement
of the breast tissue. Just add one to two teaspoons of turmeric
into a cup of water and then heat for ten minutes. Consume this tea two to three times per day. As Always, it is important to consult your
doctor prior to adding turmeric to your routine. It can make stomach problems worse and exacerbate
gallbladder problems and blood thinners. 4. Zinc
Zinc can naturally increase the amount of testosterone in the body. Therefore, consuming foods that are high in
zinc, such as oysters, yogurt, chickpeas and fortified breakfast cereal, are imperative
in the treatment of gynecomastia. You can also add zinc supplements, if recommended
by your doctor. 5. Passion Flower
Passion flower also increases the production of testosterone in the body, which counteracts
this condition. Use one teaspoon of dried passion flower and
steep in one cup of hot water for ten minutes. Consume this tea a few times per day. You can also add a passion flower supplement
if it is recommended by your doctor. 6. Milk Thistle
Milk thistle can improve liver functioning. So, if your condition is caused by liver disease,
milk thistle can help. Take one teaspoon of crushed milk thistle
seeds and add to 3 cups of water. Remove from heat and allow to steep for 20
minutes. Then, strain and consume several times throughout
the day. Again, this can be taken as a supplement if
your doctor recommends it. 7. Exercise
Exercise can help to balance hormones in the body, get rid of excess fat and firm up chest
and torso muscles. Any exercise that helps to decrease the fat
content inside the body will help, including running, walking, swimming, etc. 8. Flaxseed
Flaxseeds help to remove harmful toxins in the body, as well as assist with the production
of testosterone. Take one glass of hot water and mix one teaspoon
of flaxseeds and consume this each day. You can also consume 1 to 2 teaspoons of flaxseed
oil or add ground flaxseeds to smoothies or baked items. 9. Epsom Salt
Taking an epsom salt bath is both relaxing and can help to reduce the appearance of gynecomastia. Just add two cups of epsom salt to a bathtub
full of warm water. Be sure to stir the epsom salt until it dissolves. It is important to note that this not recommended
for people with high blood pressure or heart problems. 10. Dandelion
Dried dandelion can also help this condition. Since it is a diuretic, it can remove excess
water and bloat from the body. Make tea with one teaspoon of dried dandelion
and one cup hot water. Allow to steep for ten minutes. It is also important that you do not take
performance enhancing supplements, as they may exacerbate the condition. The same goes for alcohol and tobacco products. Avoid tea tree oil and lavender oils, as they
can cause the body to mimic the production of estrogen.

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