Man boobs, or moobs, is a collective term for true or pseudo-gynecomastia, which affects between 40 and 60% of men currently.
The causes of gynecomastia range from being overweight or obese to having a hormonal imbalance in the body.
During certain stages in a male’s life, hormone fluxes can also occur, resulting in temporary gynecomastia, which can clear up within a few months in some cases, but not in all cases.
Sometimes the condition is permanent. Once a man has had the condition for 12 months, it is considered irreversible, except by surgery.
Men who are suffering with gynecomastia want to know what their options are and how they can do something quickly to fix this problem.
Of course, surgery is one treatment plan, but it is expensive and carries with it serious risks to the health. Men are searching for natural answers, and in that category, there are not a lot of choices.
The safest treatment a man can choose is to purchase gynecomastia clothing or garments and use them on a daily basis.
Gynecomastia shirts, or compression shirts, give immediate results and are safe to wear every day. They come in a variety or compression values, depending on what your needs are.
What the gynecomastia garments do is effectively flatten the breasts against the chest by compression and hold them flat, reducing and often eliminating any evidence of the condition.
It is essential, when you are shopping for gynecomastia clothing that you visit a retail store or mall where you can try on the garment, look at the material that the clothing is made from to make sure it is high quality merchandise, and spend a few minutes wearing the items so that you can see what they feel like.
When you order gynecomastia clothing online, you have no idea what you’re buying. Often you are ordering cheap counterfeits or low quality garments that are going to wear out quickly. You don’t get to try anything on when you shop online. This is a real mistake, since it is easy to buy the wrong compression thickness or value.
Visit a reputable store and ask the service clerk to help you find what you’re looking for. Explain your circumstances, and let him help you try different items on. Walk around the store and move your arms around to see how it’s going to feel after five or ten minutes.
You may consider that $50 to $100 for a compression shirt is a lot of money. Compare that cost with seven or eight thousand dollars for breast reduction surgery. Even if you purchase a whole wardrobe for yourself, it’s going to be a very cost effective way to solve your problem.
Many men are looking for an immediate fix so that they can regain their quality of life again. Social situations have become awkward or uncomfortable. Going out in public has turned into an embarrassing situation. Compression garments will solve this right away.
Now that you’ve purchased one or maybe two or a few items of gynecomastia clothing, and you have invested a good bit of money in them, you’ll want to get your money’s worth out of them.
The worst thing you can do is wear them and then toss them into the laundry to let them go through the wash and dry cycles. This will greatly reduce their lifespan.
Here are the best ways to take care of your new clothes:
- Fill the sink with cold water and a small amount of mild detergent. Gently drop in one garment only. You will have to wash each piece separately and carefully by hand. With your hands, very gently begin to swish the garment around in the water. Do not agitate, just move it around slowly for about two minutes.
Drain the water and fill the sink again with cold water to rinse out the garment very well. Rinse gently until there is no more soap coming out of the garment. Drain the water. Very gently, wring out the garment, put it on a plastic hanger and allow to air dry. Repeat for each item. This method will give your garment the longest possible lifespan.
- The second longest lifespan method is to fill the sink with cold water and add a small amount of mild detergent. Using both hands, agitate the garment pretty vigorously for about two minutes. Drain and refill the sink with cold water. Rinse well until there is no more soap. Drain, wring out the garment and allow to air dry on a plastic hanger. This is also a very good method but will compromise the integrity of the compression sooner than the first method.
- If you absolutely have to wash your garments in the washing machine, use cold water and the gentle cycle. Do not allow to rinse or spin more than one time if possible. Washing in a machine is going to lessen the life of the garment and compromise the compression greatly. If you don’t have time to wash your gynecomastia shirts by hand, this is the best method to use. Always dry on a plastic hanger.
- If you cannot use cold water to wash, and you absolutely must use the dryer, wash the garments in warm water and dry on the air fluff cycle with the least amount of heat as is necessary. This is very bad for the garments. Their integrity will not hold for long. If you don’t care about the amount of money you spend on the garments, then this method will get them the cleanest. You can expect them to wear out very fast.
Take advantage of your investment and use your gynecomastia clothing as often as you’d like to. it is safe to wear and will give you a lot of confidence out in society or social settings. No one will ever know you have them on, it will be your own secret.