This is a story of one of the patients of Pristyn Care who was suffering from gynecomastia. Due to privacy purposes, the name has been changed.
Mr. Baliyan is a 54-year-old man who is living with his family in Gurgaon. Over a period of time, he noticed that his breasts have become asymmetrical and saggy. Although his entire body contour was lean and fit, the sagginess of the breasts started bothering him.
Moreover, he was ashamed that what might his colleagues think of him hence, he started wearing loose-fitting clothes. Within a few days, the problem became so evident that wearing oversized shirts were also not helping him.
He looked upon the internet and realized that he is suffering from a condition known as gynecomastia. After researching for a while on the internet, he decided to try some medicines along with some exercises.
Medicines To Cure Gynecomastia
The medicines that he tried to treat gynecomastia are-
- Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)- This type of medicines helps to synthesize testosterone in the body. Once, there is more testosterone production in the body, the sagginess subsides naturally. The most common medicine includes Danazol which is available in the form of oral pills, gels, injections, skin patches or implants.
- Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators (SERMs)– This type of medicine metabolizes excess estrogen in the body. Some common SERMs are Clomiphene or Tamoxifen.
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7 Exercises To Cure Gynecomastia
After surfing on the internet more, he practiced the following exercises to reduce gynecomastia–
- Standing Cable fly
- Plank to push-up
- Bench press
- Reverse cable pulls
- Dumbbell pullover
However, after a few months of regular exercise and taking medicines, the enlargement subsided but not completely. Also, the skin became loose making the chest look disproportionate. He was not satisfied with the medicines and exercises at all. Disheartened, he stopped following all these options. Eventually, he avoided attending any social gatherings as much as possible. His confidence was also shattered and his morale was also dampened.
How effective are medicines to cure gynecomastia?
Medicines or drugs tend to treat any health condition with incurring side effects. In other words, no matter which medicine you are taking for gynecomastia, there will be some side effects. Some of the common side effects that people complain include dizziness, severe headache, pain in the chest, joint pain, weakness in the face, arm, or legs, swelling and tenderness of the legs, etc.
Moreover, these medicines act more like nutritional supplements than therapeutic drugs. Also, there is a lack of evidence that can suggest the effectiveness of these medicines. For people looking for instant results, medicines shouldn’t be an appropriate choice. The reason being medicines takes a longer period of time to bring back the hormonal balance into normal.
Can exercise cure gynecomastia?
Fat in the pectoral and chest area is difficult to shed as the body is unable to metabolize. Furthermore, the breasts release an enzyme that converts increases the estrogen level. Due to higher levels of estrogen, the breast tissue results in enlargement. Also, if gynecomastia develops due to higher fat deposition, exercises can help. In case, it develops due to excess fat then only the exercises can help.
What is the best treatment for gynecomastia?
Seeing her husband living in complete isolation, Mrs. Baliyan suggested his husband look for other treatment options to treat gynecomastia. A treatment option that guaranteed promising and long-lasting results.
Mr. Oberoi consulted with one of the doctors from Pristyn Care. The doctor diagnosed him with Stage III gynecomastia. He further explained that severe stages of gynecomastia can only be cured with surgical interventions.
The surgical treatment of gynecomastia includes-
- VASER Liposuction- In Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance or liposuction, the doctor sends ultrasound waves to detach the stubborn from the body. After this, the fat is removed from the deeper tissues under the skin through a tube. Lastly, the doctor closes the small incisions with dissolvable sutures.
- Gland excision surgery- For an even tone chest, the breast tissues need to be tightened. When there is excess tissue growth around the breasts, doctors suggest this gland excision surgery. In this surgery, the doctor removes the excess tissue through small incisions around the areola region. At last, the doctor seals off the incisions with dissolvable glue.
Fully convinced with the doctor’s explanation, Mr. Oberoi underwent the surgery. The surgery was successful and he was highly satisfied with the results. Also, within two days he returned back to his work although he was wearing a compression garment. After 3 weeks once the compression garment was removed, he could see that the swelling has completely gone away and the chest area didn’t look disproportionate.
If you are not satisfied with non-surgical treatment options, we urge you to contact Pristyn Care doctors today. Book an appointment today to know more about the effective treatment options for gynecomastia.