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Treatments for Fibrocystic Breast Disease


Updated December 01, 2003

Traditional Fibrocystic Breast Disease Treatments

  • most often, self-care is recommended
  • diuretics for severe cases
  • drug treatments such as Parlodel (bromocriptine) and Danocrine (danazol) for severe breast pain-- these drug often cause serious side effects such as weight gain, amenorrhea, masculizaiton, fertility problems, nausea, dizziness
  • over-the counter pain relievers
  • surgical removal of lumps, in most severe cases of benign fibrocystic breast disease

Alternative Fibrocystic Breast Disease Treatments

  • completely eliminate caffeine from your diet
  • reducing salt in diet
  • low fat diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, and grains
  • decrease dietary and pharmaceutical sources of estrogen
  • natural progesterone available over-the-counter or by prescribed compounded USP pharmaceutical grade progesterone often results in normal breast tissue after three to four months of 15 to 20 mg per day from ovulation until a day or two before your menstrual cycle begins
  • Vitamin E -- 400 IU to 600 IU daily
    • also Vitamin B6, a B Complex Vitamin, and magnesium
  • evening primrose
  • applying heat (See: How to Make a Homemade Heating Pad)
  • wear a well-fitted bra that provides good support

What are the symptoms of Fibrocystic Breast Disease?

Visit our Women's Health Symptoms Guide Index for more information about fibrocystic breast disease and other women's health conditions.

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