Gynecomastia Treatment, Symptoms, Causes

Does Lavender and Tea Tree Cause Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that afflicts men and young adolescent boys. It is a physical condition wherein one or both breast grow bigger than usual, to the point of resembling a woman’s breasts. Of course, there are different scenarios, and not all men reach this extreme stage; some may have mild cases where there is hardly a visible increase in the breast area. It does occur in over 40% of all males which makes it a very common problem.

There is one common mistake that many make when they see a male with enlarged breasts. They automatically assume they have an abnormal condition (not many are familiar with the medical term, gynecomastia), and tend to either laugh or pity the poor fellow. However, in many cases, it isn’t even a medical condition, but a problem with weight and possibly, obesity. This is known as pseudo-gynecomastia. Breast reduction cannot be treated with anything other than diet and proper exercise. That is, unless you decide to get cosmetic surgery like liposuction to remove the fatty tissue.

How did lavender and tea tree oils start to become “infamous” for causing gynecomastia? This is a result of a barrage of misinformation or lack of information that grew out of proportion. In fact, there is not a single shred of scientific evidence
that links lavender and tea tree oils to gynecomastia.

Lavender is known for its medicinal purposes which can help people with insomnia, mood swings, hair loss, post-operative pain, and as an antibacterial agent. Tea Tree oil is used to treat dandruff, anti-fungal symptoms, and acne. These two herbs do have side effects such as drowsiness and allergies.

If you have gynecomastia, avoiding lavender and tea tree oils may not do much except perhaps give you peace of mind since there are many who believe that these cause this disorder. You can avoid using them and trying alternative lotions, soaps, and shampoos for the meantime.

Gynecomastia treatment will not include avoidance of these oils. The fastest way to a
gynecomastia cure would be cosmetic surgery. This will ensure you of a fast method towards breast reduction, and get you back to normal within weeks.

Some of the more common natural ingredients that can be used for an effective gynecomastia cures are green tea extract, Sclareolides, Chromium picolinate, guggul, theobromine, among others. These are simple and natural solutions that will not be as remotely expensive as any breast reduction cosmetic surgery.