1. Health
  • Share

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://womenshealth.about.com/library/howto/htcysticbrst.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

How to Reduce Fibrocystic Breast Pain Naturally

One-third of all women will be diagnosed with fibrocystic breasts at some point. Fibrocystic breasts is a benign condition which should not be confused with breast cancer. Discover self-help tips to relieve painful breasts.

Difficulty Level: average      Time Required: 15 minutes


Here's How:

  1. Eliminate all forms of cafeine containing foods from your diet. This includes foods such as chocolate, sodas, and coffee and tea. Reducing sugar may also help reduce overall symptoms.
  2. Decrease sources of estrogen from your diet such as commercially raised meats which contain excessive amounts of hormones, and pharmaceutical sources of estrogen such as birth control pills and HRT.
  3. Natural progesterone cream applied at a dose of 15 to 20 mg per day from ovulation until a day or two before your period returns usually results in normal breast tissue in three to four months.
  4. Vitamin E, in doses ranging from 400 IU to 600 IU per day, may reduce symptoms associated with fibrocystic breast changes. Other vitamin suggestions include Vitamin B6, a B complex, and magnesium.

Tips:

  1. See your physician if these self-help tips do not reduce your symptoms, or if you have any questions or concerns about fibrocystic breasts.
  2. If you use natural progesterone, once you have achieved relief of symptoms gradually taper your dose until you find your lowest effective dose.
  3. Wearing a good support bra during painful times is helpful for many women. Visit a local department store with a bra-fitting specialist for a proper fit.

Related Features:

Related Video
Stretches to Reduce and Prevent Neck Pain
Stretches to Reduce and Prevent Shoulder Pain