Top 5 Reasons for Man Boobs, and How to Lose Them

Okay, men. You are not left out! A lot of guys I come across want to know how they can lose the man boobs. Fair enough. It is a problem that a lot of people have and addressing it is important, if only to make yourself feel more confident.

Man boobs, for those of you who are not all that familiar with the term, are literally what it sounds like. It is when men develop breast tissue, and it looks like they have boobs. If you are a Seinfeld fan, you may recall the episode where Kramer suggests to Frank Constanza that he may want to wear a “bro” to help support his man boobs.


While you don’t need to go that far, there are some things you should know if you have man boobs, including these top five reasons for them and how to address them:

There are several reasons that people get man boobs. The first one is not dangerous and is simply a result of being overweight. If you lose weight, the man boobs are likely to shrink as well. To do this, you need to focus on a healthy lifestyle. Be sure to include cardio, strength training, and healthy eating into your life to address the issue (and just be healthy).

The second reason for man boobs, or gynecomastia, as it is clinically called, is not the result of excessive fat tissue, but is more of a hormonal issue that causes the growth of breast tissue. If this is the case, you should speak with a doctor to see if there is anything you can do to address the issue.

Another reason for man boobs is simply aging. Many baby boomer men may find that as they are aging, their breast tissue is also getting larger. If you are losing weight all over, it is probably a result of weight gain. So you just need to tighten up, work out, and eat healthy.

There are also diseases that can cause men to grow breast tissue, so it is important to try to get to the root cause of why you have the man boobs. Such diseases include cancer, chronic liver disease, and kidney failure.

Medications and steroids are another cause for man boobs. There are some medications that may cause it as a side effect, and those who take steroids may find that they also grow man boobs. In this case, speak with your doctor about the medication, and if you are taking steroids, well, you know what you need to do there!

If you find that you are only growing one man boob, and not two, that can also be a serious sign of cancer, a tumor, or an overactive thyroid. So you want to make sure you get that checked out. Getting rid of man boobs can be done, but you really need to first pinpoint what is causing it in order to address it properly!

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Reasons for Man Boobs, and How to Lose Them

  1. Christine Elias

    In the 1940’s, my father had a mastectomy due to breast cancer.
    He celebrated his 80th birthday this February and lives a healthy,
    active life. Gentlemen, get on this, take care of yourselves !

  2. admin Post author

    Thank you for sharing Chris! This is a very real challenge. What healthy lifestyle changes did your dad take part in?

  3. Christine Elias

    My dad was always active. He played football for Whitman College…when they
    had a football team…in his adult years he played tennis 2x a week, handball
    every morning before work…is that even a game anymore?, and when he retired,
    he took up golf again.
    I remember about 10 years ago, on my birthday, he played 2 rounds of golf
    AND a 3 sets of tennis. The man is amazing !

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