Can gynecomastia be treated with exercise?


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Gynecomastia is often caused by hormonal imbalances and is not usually treatable with exercise. Overweight men with gynecomastia may be able to shrink breast tissue by exercising and losing weight, explains WebMD, if obesity is the root cause of the condition.

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Can gynecomastia be treated with exercise?
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Gynecomastia in children and teen boys often resolves itself, says WebMD. Gynecomastia can be caused by medications, recreational drugs and non-hormonal medical conditions like cirrhosis of the liver and cancer. Treating any related medical problems is the first step to reducing enlarged breast tissue. Switching off drugs known to cause gynecomastia and ceasing illegal drug use also helps. Hormonal therapy and surgery are the remaining options for men with gynecomastia that does not respond to treatment.

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