Masculinity is often defined by how men look. Short hair and larger bodies compared to women are only some of the physical attributes men have to be called men. Although, one part of the body is expected to be larger in women than in men: the breasts. Because of the quantity of the hormone estrogen in a woman’s body, breasts tend to be enlarged. And because men are supposed to have less of this hormone, they are not expected to have boobs.
When men develop this enlargement in the chest area, it seems to have covered up their masculinity as well making them embarrassed of themselves. But this enlargement is often not because of hormonal imbalance in their bodies. It is often caused by fat accumulation. This condition is called pseudogynecomastia, or false gynecomastia.
According to pseudogynecomastia.net, pseudogynecomastia is less serious than gynecomastia. Gynecomastia is due to the hormonal abnormalities causing the breasts to enlarge and is seen with tenderness, palpable masses and discharge along with the enlargement. Pseudogynecomastia, on the other hand, is just fat build-up in the chest area. But even with the differences in causes, both conditions still look the same and give the same unsightly man boobs.
Because of the same physical appearance that both conditions give the sufferers, it may seem difficult to pinpoint which of the two you are currently experiencing. Remember that gynecomastia is caused by hormonal imbalance. So when you are skinny or fit, and yet you get man boobs, this is more likely to be gynecomastia. But when you just acquired the large breasts when you got fat due to poor diet and lifestyle, then it is more likely pseudogynecomastia.
This does not mean that the enlarged breasts of obese men are just fat. There are chances that it is gynecomastia, but your size conceals this and you misidentified this as just fat. When you are confused, it is better to have an appointment with a medical doctor for the right treatment.
Gynecomastia and pseudogynecomastia may seem to be just your body getting jumbled all over. But if either of these conditions diminishes your identity as a man, you need to get rid of it right away. Visit and read more of them at pseudogynecomastia.net.