If you’ve been in the fitness and bodybuilding world long enough, you’ve more than likely seen someone with puffy nipples. In fact, you could very well be experiencing that now, which is why you’re reading this. So we’re going to throw out some tips and things to think about when it comes to puffy nipples.
The first thing we have to do is address the root cause of puffy nipples. And we can narrow this down to two things.
- Chest fat
- Gynecomastia (often referred to as gyno)
How do you know the difference between chest fat and gyno? Although the appearance is somewhat similar, there are some cosmetic differences. More so, you’ll be able to feel the difference. We’ll explain further below.
Puffy Nipples from Chest Fat
If you have puffy nipples from chest fat, I won’t say it’s easy to get rid of but it’s doable. Estrogen can be a contributing factor as well here. If you’re testosterone in low and estrogen is higher than it should be, you’re body will be more prone to gaining fat. And some men tend to hang on to fat in the lower chest area more than others (and that section between your chest and fat…yes, this is an annoyance).
What’s the answer here? Well, cardio and diet. I know that’s not what everyone wants to hear and it is quite the typical answer. But simply put, it works. Testosterone boosters than also have ingredients to control estrogen can be effective as an aid to the diet and working out.
Gyno – More Serious Condition
So how do you tell the difference between mere chest fat and gynecomastia? One is the appearance. One suffering from gyno will have more of a boob appearance than fatty tissue. It will also feel differently and may even be sore around this area.
If you suspect you have gyno, we suggest you see your doctor or medical professional immediately. There’s a number of things that can cause this (high estrogen is one of them). Anabolic steroid use can cause hormonal imbalances as well, although this isn’t always the case. You will more than likely need special treatment. It’s best to go and find out now rather than later.
Reducing the Risk of Puffy Nipples
Either case, there’s no better risk reducing than diet and exercise. Again, it’s a typical answer. But this method has worked since the beginning of time and has been proven over and over. This means minimizing, or staying away form altogether, certain foods. This is especially crucial you have a family history of obesity and/or the gynecomastia condition.
I stated cardio and mentioned exercise a few times, but let’s be specific. Weight training, or any type of resistance training is imperative. The more lean muscle you build, the more fat your body can burn. And the less prone you’ll be to chest fat and puffy nipples.
Let’s be honest. Puffy nipples are embarrassing. You don’t want to take your shirt. And in extreme cases you can’t even wear a tank top or tight shirt. A life style change has to be implemented right away. Daily exercise and watching your nutrition are going to be your best friends. You can also take an over the counter test booster to help boost your results. If you feel you may have gyno, as mentioned earlier, please go see your doctor.
Stay lean and mean,
Gynecomastia (Enlarged Breast in Men) – Diseases and Conditions – By Mayo Clinic Staff – Jan 2, 2014: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gynecomastia/basics/definition/con-20028710
Enlarged Breasts in Men: Causes and Treatments – WebMD Feature – By Stephanie Booth: http://www.webmd.com/men/features/male-breast-enlargement-gynecomastia