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Webmaster note: Some men report that that the supplement turmeric has provided some relief. Because a supplement or a recommended dose may not be appropriate for all persons, your physician should be consulted before using any product. The following was written by "Sammy" Bates. A more extensive write-up on turmeric by Wil de Jongh can be found at Don Cooley's site.


Some men find success with turmeric (curcumin)

Last year I used 20 grams of grated turmeric root (curcumin) per day for a month to eliminate painful gynecomastia. I went from being at the point of needing a bra and having nipples so sore that I wore only silk shirts, to no soreness in about a week and a near normal chest in just over a month. I then took 2,700 mg of Curcumin powder in capsules daily for several months, reducing gradually to about 900 mg as an antioxidant twice per week now.

I should probably also say that the gynecomastia resulted from 50 mg Casodex and 5 mg of Proscar for eight months in 1999. I had passed on the chest radiation because I did not want any more rads than absolutely necessary.


Another man responded to Barry's post, saying:
I definitely have been helped by using fresh turmeric. I would say the soreness was reduced by 90%, although it didn't help reduce the size.



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