Gynecomastia is the development of female-like breasts. The discomfort caused due to this condition and the psychological impact that follows is a major concern for several men. The effect can be felt in professional as well as personal front. 


The common question lurking in the people’s mind is “What is the best treatment of gynecomastia?” After going through many websites and trying various kinds of home remedies, the net outcome still remains zero. Eventually, after trying every possible combination the person loses their confidence. There are various treatment options that can treat gynecomastia but their effectiveness is questionable. Let’s have a look at each one of them one by one. 

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Medication for Gynecomastia Treatment

People in fear of surgical interventions opt for medicines that can treat gynecomastia. This is the most commonly opted treatment for gynecomastia. Doctors prescribe two types of pills to alleviate the symptoms-


  • Pharmaceutical drugs- 


These drugs require a prescription while purchasing. These are further into two types- Testosterone Replacement Therapy and Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators. The former aims at increasing testosterone production while the latter tries to synthesize estrogen in the body. TRT includes medicines such as Danazol. While SERM includes medicines such as Clomiphene, Tamoxifen.


  • Natural supplements- 


Similar to drugs, supplements made from natural elements can also bring back the hormonal balance into the original state. Some of these supplements include sclareolides, guggulsterone, etc. 

Homeopathic Treatment for Gynecomastia 

The homeopathic medicines work on the underlying cause that treats the condition permanently. Furthermore, these medicines increase the overall immunity of the body and thereby, decrease the swelling of the breasts. Also, the medicines work on damaged cells and increase the vitality of the body. To sum it up, the homeopathy treatment aims at a holistic well being of a person which brings the hormonal balance into normalcy.  

Read more: Doctor’s View on How Effective Are Homeopathic medicines for Gynecomastia?

Ayurvedic Treatment for Gynecomastia 

In Ayurveda, there are several herbal remedies and medicines that can reduce the swelling of the male breasts. Some of the medicines that doctors recommend include Tribulus Power, Arogyavardhini Vati, Hakam Churna and Guggul capsules. Also, there are various herbs, a combination of which a gynecomastia male can try. Some of them include- 

  • Apply a paste of mixing dry ginger powder, Castor oil, and glycerine on both sides of the breast area before hitting the bed.
  • Take Kaishor Guggulu 500 mg after having food
  • Mix Haritaki, Yashtimadhu and turmeric in equal parts in water and drink it three times a day.
  • Massage the nipple area to the shoulder with massage before taking a bath.
  • Mix mustard oil with 20-30 g of camphor, 10 g of powdered black pepper and 10 g of long pepper. Warm this mixture and apply it around the nipples. 

Home Remedies for Treating Gynecomastia 

Home remedies for treating gynecomastia mainly entails paying attention to the diet plan and practicing some chest-tightening exercises. With a proper diet chart in place clubbed with some exercises can normalize the hormonal balance. 


Here are some foods to eat that can reduce gynecomastia

  • Consume foods that are rich in anti-inflammatory nature and loaded with antioxidants. Some of these food items include leafy greens, berries, citrus fruits, beans, etc. 
  • Include foods that are rich in zinc such as raw milk, yogurt, nuts, pumpkin seeds, cashew, nuts, etc. when you are a high-intensity workout plan. Furthermore, these foods also stabilize your testosterone levels. 
  • Healthy fats are an essential part of the diet. Incorporate olive oil, meat, almonds, butter, potatoes, coffee, ginger, garlic, etc. in your meal plan
  • Make sure that you eat vitamin D rich foods such as mushrooms, caviar, cereals, trout, eggs etc. Vitamin D boosts up testosterone levels and encourages sperm count. 
  • Drink one glass of fresh juices without any added sugar on an everyday basis. This helps to get rid of harmful toxins from the body. 


Another thing to ponder upon is that it is equally important to avoid certain food items in order to bring down the estrogen level in the body. Some of the foods to avoid are-


  • Processed and canned food items
  • Beer and alcohol 
  • Sugary foods
  • Packaged and deep-fried foods
  • Products made from soy


Once the estrogen and progesterone levels go back to normal, the breasts tend to remain saggy and droopy. To tone the chest muscles, there are some exercises to follow. Experts believe that these exercises work on the chest muscles and tighten them up.

  • Standing Cable fly
  • Push-ups
  • Sprints
  • Plank to push-up
  • Reverse cable pulls
  • Bench presses
  • Dumbbell pullover 

Know here: How to do exercises to tighten up the chest?

Are these effective for curing Gynecomastia?

People who have tried the medicinal treatment for gynecomastia had to suffer from various side effects including dizziness, severe headache, weakness, chest pain, difficulty breathing, difficulty with eyesight, etc. 


Homeopathic treatment for gynecomastia may or may not prove to be effective in treating gynecomastia. There can be some side effects such as digestive issues, nausea, vomiting, cold after taking the homeopathic medicines for gynecomastia. Also, it takes lots of time to show effective results with this treatment option. 


Moreover, Ayurvedic medicines such as Arogyavardhini Vati and Guggulu tend to have some side effects when taken in incorrect amounts. Some of the side effects that people report include mouth ulceration, vertigo, stomach upset, headaches, nausea and vomiting. 


In addition to this, treating gynecomastia with home remedies such as eating the right foods and practicing the exercises can help in getting into shape to some extent. People who have severe stages of gynecomastia may not get the desired results with these remedies. 

What is the best treatment for Gynecomastia?

The definition of ‘best’ differs from one person to another.  Hence, in spite of choosing the best treatment for gynecomastia, it is more vital to choose the treatment option that offers the most desired and long-lasting results. 


With the introduction of most advanced treatment options for gynecomastia such as liposuction and gland excision surgery, people are able to get rid of gynecomastia more effectively.


Furthermore, with the benefits offered by these advanced options, people are also able to recover fast. Additionally, the results are permanent in nature.  Some of the advantages of these surgical options are-


  • Doctors perform these surgeries with so much precision that there is no visible scarring
  • With minimally invasive procedures, the bleeding is minimum thereby, faster recovery
  • The incisions are small that reduces the risk of infection or pain during recovery
  • Results are evident within 4-6 weeks 


At Pristyn Care, our doctors only rely on the latest technology to cure gynecomastia. If you are looking for gynecomastia treatment, book an appointment with us today.

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