How did I get moobs?

Most men inherit a tendency to have enlarged breasts from their family. If your dad or your mom’s dad has moobs, you will be prone to have them. Although weight gain can be an important contributor to getting moobs, some men get them at normal weight. Occasionally, they are even present on men below their ideal weight. That said, overweight men get moobs more often and tend to have the largest moobs. Weight loss can help reduce moobs, but for most men it will not eliminate them. There are a number of drugs and medication that can cause or worsen moobs. Some common drugs of abuse that can cause or worsen moobs include:

  • Marijuana
  • Alcohol
  • Amphetamines

Some common medications that can cause or worsen moobs are:

  • Anti-ulcer like Tagemet or omeprazole
  • Anti fungal drugs
  • Some anti-hypertension drugs like captopril
  • Some sleep inducing drugs and antidepressants

Herbal agents that can cause or worsen moobs are:

  • Lavender oil
  • Tee tree oil