Man Boob Treatments, — March 1, 2017 13:53 — 0 Comments

Drugs Causing Gynecomastia

Gynecomastia, also known as Man Boobs or Moobs, are seen from age 12 and up. Sometimes the cause is hereditary; sometimes the cause is imbalanced hormones and or being overweight. But, what about specific things people may consume to enhance their body such as anabolic steroids. Believe it or not, steroids can cause man boobs and you may not even realize it.

Anabolic steroid drugs are used by those who want to increase their muscle mass but these drugs may cause gynecomastia due to the shrinkage of male testicles. It has been noted that higher dosages of anabolic steroids increases the chances of you developing man boobs. People who usually use anabolic steroids are those that become impatient with good supplements such as creatine and aminos.

Typical effects of anabolic steroids are changes in androgenic hormone levels. Basically your testosterone level rises and you build more strength and size but your estrogen increases as well since hormones are supposed to be balanced. Depending on the increase that takes place with your hormone levels dictates irregularities like man boobs that may occur. There are anti-estrogen drugs that you can take such as Nolvadex and Proviron. Those who want to remain taking anabolic steroids can incorporate those into their cycle to prevent the likely development of man boobs.

You may think “okay, I’m going to stop using steroids and my problem is solved”, but sadly that isn’t the case. You can’t stop the steroids right away or else you’ll increase your chances of developing man boobs. Anabolic steroids have to be gradually stopped until normal testicular production and function resumes and this may take several months.

Androgen receptor antagonists are also producers of gynecomastia. Spironolactone, cimetidine and marijuana are all androgen receptor antagonists. Cimetidine is used to treat stomach problems like ulcers. Long term usage effects of Cimetidine lead to gynecomastia. Spironolactone is used to treat heart failure, patients with liver disease, Hypokalemia, Conn’s Syndrome and Low-renin Hypertension. Spironolactone reduces the production of testosterone by blocking it and increasing the risk of man boobs. Long term marijuana smokes suffers from other things besides man boobs like low development of facial hair, a flat chest and other manly features. Usually a decrease in testosterone means an increase in estrogen. Stopping excessive estrogen production in androgen receptor antagonists is simpler than stopping anabolic steroids. All you have to do is stop smoking marijuana and let your body restore itself.

Overall, the safest option is “Don’t do drugs” unless they are medically needed of course. For example, Spironolactone and Cimetidine are used to treat medical conditions but all conditions have alternative medication or supplemental treatments you can choose from. As for bodybuilders, there are healthier ways besides steroids but the saying goes “your body, your choice”.

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