There are a litany of side effects that one can experience from the usage of steroids, but one of the most notable is a condition that is simply known as gynecomastia. The most basic way to explain what this condition is would be to say that it is a condition where men who use steroids will experience increased breast size. The most common and usually the way this situation will happen is when somebody takes an anabolic steroid, then the body converted the steroid into estrogen, which is turn forms larger breasts on men and that is what we call gynecomastia. This is a similar thing that happens to women as well, but without steroids, because the bodies of the ladies out there can use estrogen to create breast, it is a natural thing for the women out there.
Another way to explain it as far as what happens to a man’s body is that when taking anabolic steroids, the man’s body will in essence, become confused and then primes itself for childbirth. However, there are ways to help prevent this condition before happening and if you may fear that it could happen to you, you should read on right now. The best way to prevent anything from happening is to use an aromatase inhibitor while using steroids, because it will help by not allowing the substance to convert to estrogen and in turn, it will prevent the situation from happening. The next best way to prevent anything like this from happening is to use a SERM, or a Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulator, which helps boost testosterone within the body and in turn, will prevent gynecomastia from happening.
Now, if you do develop large male breasts, but the situation just started to develop so to speak, there are ways to try and reverse the situation. There is a special SERM known as Letrozole, which if used early in gynecomastia, can actually reverse the process from happening, according to most studies anyway. Sadly though, if it is to late to reverse this condition from becoming possibly permanent, the only way to deal with this problem is to consult a medical professional and get surgery done to remove the breasts from your body. Recent studies have shown that if the male breasts that are caused from this condition are mostly fat, then liposuction can be used instead of having a surgery done, which will put you through a lot less pain in the end.
Depending on the actual size of your male breasts, skin removal surgery may have to be done as well, but that is not the case with everybody who has or will be dealing with this scenario. Something that is rarely discussed when it comes to this medical condition is that it is truly embarrassing for men to go through this, so having a well put together support system can make a huge difference as well. Gynecomastia is a truly serious medical condition that can have truly serious medical ramifications, so if you develop this condition, seek out a medical professional right away so this problem can be properly dealt with ever again.