Gynecomastia And Anabolic Steroids

Gynecomastia {a.k.a “man boobs”, “bitch tits”} represents the formation of female like breasts in men. The main reasons for the occurrence of this phenomenon are:

– hormonal imbalances;

in men; In general, men who develop gynecomastia have more of the female hormone (estrogen) than the male hormone (testosterone).


Gynecomastia and anabolic steroids.

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– stimulation of the mammary glands by the hormone prolactin;

Prolactin represents a hormone regulating the development of the mammary glands. It allows female mammals to produce milk. Stress, drugs and other factors can can increase the prolactin found in men.

– genetic anomalies;

Many bodybuilders who use anabolic steroids suffer from gynecomastia. When you start using anabolic steroids, your testosterone levels rise. Since your are supplying your body from an external source, natural production is shut down. The body is constantly looking for balance.

It cannot stop you from injecting steroids and therefore reduces natural production – the thing the body has control over.

After you end your steroid cycle the body needs a lot of time to increase its natural testosterone production. That’s how gynecomastia is born.

Can you avoid gynecomastia?

If you are using anabolic steroids, you are putting yourself at a high risk of gynecomastia. Steroid gurus come up with all kinds of drug cycles that are supposed to prevent or reverse the process, but one can never really know what will work for him.

Even professional bodybuilders who have access to “underground” information suffer from gynecomastia. The general believe is that steroids which don’t promote aromatization (conversion of anabolic steroids and/or testosterone into estrogen) shouldn’t cause gynecomastia.

However, there are many cases when users of such steroids also suffer from gynecomastia. One of the reason for that phenomenon is that there are a lot of fake steroids sold. It’s hard to know how much and exactly what you are taking. But even if what you are taking is legit, you may still suffer from gynecomastia.

Removing gynecomastia?

In general, there are two ways to remove gynecomastia – drugs and surgery. Changing your life style and taking the right drugs can help you fight gynecomastia. However, if it’s a serious case a surgery may be your best bet. Since gynecomastia is not considered a serious medical condition, your health insurance may not cover it. Depending on where you live you may have to pay serious money to get rid of it. At the same time following a drug protocol is also expensive. It may take a lot of time to see effects. If you see at all.

Important factors to consider

1.Low carb diets reduce the risk of developing gynecomastia. Cutting carbohydrates will suppress insulin and IGF-1 therefore reducing the overall stimulatory effect on mammary growth. Dirty bulking (eating all kinds of foods) increases the potential of gyno.

2.Having high body fat increases the risk of gynecomastia. Body fat is the main site for androgens to convert to estrogens.

The advice of NattyOrNot.com

Don’t take steroids for recreational purposes. Stay natural and forget about gynecomastia. More reasons to stay natural can be found in this article: 5 Benefits Of Being A Steroid FREE Bodybuilder

References:
http://www.anabolicsteroids-hormoneknowledge-bigmuscles-drugs.com/aromatization.html
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gynecomastia/basics/definition/con-20028710

http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/885.aspx?CategoryID=61
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