One of the top Los Angeles gynecomastia surgeons, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, has collected data showing the common factor among bodybuilders, who come to his practice concerned about the development of enlarged male breasts, is steroid use. Of these patients, all have required gynecomastia surgery to correct the problem.
Newport Beach, CA. (PRWEB) May 29, 2014
Dr. Joseph T. Cruise's recent in-house study shows that approximately fifty percent of patients who come to see him with the problem of enlarged male breasts have hormone induced gynecomastia (http://lagynecomastia.org/gynecomastia-overview/). In addition, the vast majority are body builders who have taken steroids at some point in their lives. Findings also show that all of his patients that have developed breast tissue, as result of steroid use, have required gynecomastia surgery.
"It's unfortunate that men who are very fitness minded don't have a better medical understanding about the negative affect steroids can have on their body, specifically their chest. Even those who know the risks, don't truly understand once you develop enlarged breasts, surgery is the only viable option for correcting it, " explains Dr. Joseph Cruise.
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Most male bodybuilders are very body conscious and place a high value on their appearance. This often times causes men to push their physique to the limits by experimenting with steroids use. While most men will do their research on the pros and cons of taking steroids, and learn they will be at risk of developing gynecomastia, they don't seem to truly understand the implications should they develop enlarged male breasts.
Steroids are converted by the body (often fat cells) into estrogen. This increase in estrogen levels is what can cause men to develop unwanted breast tissue. There are many companies out there who sell estrogen blockers with the promise of blocking the estrogen conversion in an attempt to keep gynecomastia at bay or to reduce the severity should it develop. Many bodybuilders taking steroids buy into this theory and spend a great deal of money on these types of supplements only to find out they don't deliver on their promise. A brand frequently mentioned by Dr. Cruise's patients that did not work for them is 6-OXO by Ergopharm. [......]
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