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Andractim for Gynecomastia

Does Andractim work for Gyno (Gynecomastia)?

Gynecomastia is a difficult condition for many teenage and adult males. Gynecomastia is referred to coloquially as “gyno”, “bitchtits”, “manboobs”, “moobs”, and other insulting names. The prevalence of the condition is wider than most men realize. This article will go over some of the causes, treatments, and diagnosis for determining if you indeed suffer from this condition.

How do I know if I have Gynecomastia ?

This is a difficult question that most men who suspect they have gynecomastia face. There is generally two forms of gynecomastia, one “true form” and one “pseudo” (i.e. “false”). Both have their own causes and treatments. If you suspect you have gynecomastia, take a look at the possibilities that could be behind your symptoms:

“True” Gynecomastia

This is the condition in which the male breasts develop tissues in a similar way that a teenage girl does during the onset of puberty. Hard “buds” of breast tissue develop behind the nipples which causes them to stick out in a way that may be highly embarrassing and uncomfortable. The puffiness of the nipples may discourage men from wearing certain clothes, and discourage him from exposing his bare chest while swimming or engaging in activities without a shirt. His friends may or may not comment on his gynecomastia, but one way or the other the self-awareness of the condition can dramatically lower the quality of life for the man suffering from the condition.

Causes of “true” gynecomastia

There are generally three major accepted causes of genuine gymecomastia. They are :

  1. Due to hormonal changes during puberty, which can result in a relative overabundance of estrogen in the body, in relationship to testostorone. This can trigger the growth of “breast buds”. Many doctors refer to this form of gynecomastia as idiomatic – that is there is no “true” cause in which the gynecomastia can be traced back to, except a hormonal hiccup during puberty.

    Treatment Options: Since “idiomatic” gynecomastia usually has no clear cause, the only treatment that is guaranteed to work is surgery. The cost of this surgery is usually between $4000 – $8000, depending on various factors.

  2. Due to the use of prescription drugs which alter the balance of estrogen and testosterone in the body. The use of such drugs can indeed cause gynecomastia.

    Treatment Options: Discontinuing (with doctor’s permission!) the use of the drug in question could potentially resolve the gynecomastia. Another possible option could be the use of Andractim testosterone gel. The gel works locally on the breast tissue to “disable” breast growth.

  3. Steroids. Some athletes (or people recovery from certain injuries) inject or take oral testosterone supplements that encourage muscle growth. These forms of testosterone are often metabolized in the body into estrogen – which in turn triggers gynecomastia.

    Treatment Options: Certain precautions MUST be taken if steroids are to be used by ANY individual. Certain drugs are available that block the effects of estrogen on the body (Nolvadex – Tamoxifen). By the time gynecomastia has developed, it may be too late to reverse without surgery. However, Andractim testosterone gel may be effective in this case, as it is not metabolized into estrogen.


Essentially, this means that the male has “bitchtits” but does not have any excessive “breast bud” tissue. That is, a male suffering from pseudo-gynecomastia has no more breast tissue that is considered normal for a male (we all have some!). HOWEVER, pseudo-gynecomastia looks a lot like genuine gynecomastia. The reason for this is in most cases an accumulation of body fat in the breast area. Usually, men with pseudo-gynecomastia are slightly (or significantly) overweight.

Treatment Options: Pseudo-Gynecomasia can often be gradually cured through weight loss. However, achieving a healthy weight may not always completely resolve the condition. If this is the case, it should be determined if the male is suffering from “true” gynecomastia. If not, other forms of surgery (liposuction, chest reconstructive surgery) may be options.

September 17th, 2011

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