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  1. Hi Hashir
    Welcome to MediMetry, I can understand your concern.
    Gynaecomastia can have several causes.

    1) Hormonal imbalance
    Gynaecomastia can be caused by an imbalance between the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen. Oestrogen causes breast tissue to grow. While all men produce some oestrogen, they usually have much higher levels of testosterone, which stops the oestrogen from causing breast tissue to grow.
    If there is hormonal imbalance the body changes, this can cause a man’s breasts to grow.
    2) Obesity
    A common reason for gynaecomastia is that being very overweight (obese) can increase levels of oestrogen, which can cause breast tissue to grow.
    3) Puberty
    During puberty, boys’s hormonal levels vary. If the level of testosterone drops, oestrogen can cause breast tissue to grow. Many teenage boys have some degree of breast enlargement. Gynaecomastia at puberty usually clears up as boys get older and their hormone levels become more stable.

    Generally, no treatment is required for pubertal gynecomastia. Pubertal gynecomastia resolves spontaneously within several weeks to 3 years . Breasts greater than 4 cm in diameter may not completely regress

    For obesity induced gynaecomastia
    You need to perform at least 30 minutes of cardio exercises by running or jogging,yoga and meditation in the morning.
    You can also perform skipping rope and cycling. Along with it you can also perform strength training exercises like ab crunches and planks. These exercises will ensure that you loose fat and not muscle mass.
    You can include pulses, sprouts, fish, eggs, milk and poultry in your meals.
    Eat fresh fruits, egg white, fresh green leafy vegetables, skinless chicken 1-2 pieces once a week( should not be consumed as a fried dish, it should be a boiled home cooked dish),
    use skimmed milk since it contains low fat,
    eat fruits in a raw or fresh form avoid consuming it in a juice form.
    If possible do daily swimming in the evening atleast for 30-40mins and brisk walking for 20-30mins.
    Avoid eating junk foods and fast foods.
    Substitute roti or rice with oats if possible.
    Stay hydrated by taking plenty of fluids.

    For more detailed discussion you can have a private consultation.