Q: I’m a 59-year-old man. I seem to have developed "moobs" (male breasts). What can I do to get rid of them?
A: Naturally, diet and exercise are going be an important part to treating “moobs.” Make sure you are within a healthy BMI and that you stay physically active on a regular basis. Besides weight, there are also other factors to consider.
Like most men as they age, you could be experiencing lower testosterone, or low-T, in relation to your estrogen level, which in some cases can contribute to estrogen dominance and create the appearance of what can be called “moobs” or male breasts. Medically, this condition is called gynecomastia. The prevalence of gynecomastia peaks between the ages of 50-69. At least one in four men in this age group are affected.
Your doctor may suspect you have hormone imbalances due to your symptoms, but you should ask that he or she do testing to confirm unhealthy levels of testosterone or conversion to estrogen. Testing also ensures your doctor rules out other issues that may have similar symptoms.
If a diagnosis of low testosterone is made, I recommend changing your diet and lifestyle to ensure optimal hormonal health which should help deal with your moob problem. As stated before, get plenty of exercise and eat well. This will help keep your weight down and reduce the amount of fat your body stores.