Fibrocysstic Breasts

Fibrocysstic Breasts

 Fibrocystic breast is a non-cancerous condition characterized by the presence of cysts, or lumps, in the breasts. This condition is also known as fibrocystic changes, chronic cystic mastitis, mammary dysphasia, and fibrocystic disease. It is caused by monthly changes in levels of estrogen and progesterone. It affects more than half of all women of childbearing age, most often between the ages of thirty and fifty. Fibrocystic breasts are characterized by the presence of round lumps or cysts that move freely and are either firm or soft. Symptoms include tenderness and lumpiness in the breasts. The discomfort is usually most pronounced before menstruation. Breast cysts may change in size, but they are benign. A cyst is tender and moves freely - it feels like an eyeball behind the lid. In contrast, a cancerous growth usually does not move freely, is most often not tender, and does not go away. Most cysts are harmless. In fact, the normal structure of the breasts has a lumpy texture. However, this does not mean that any lumps should be disregarded. Each woman should be familiar with the normal feel of and cyclical changes in her breasts so that she can easily detect any new lumps. Recommendations: Eat a low-fat, high-fiber diet. Eat more raw foods, including seeds, nuts and grains. Be sure nuts have not been subjected to heat. Include in your diet three or more servings daily of apples, bananas, grapes, grapefruit, raw nuts, seeds, fresh vegetables, and yogurt. Whole grains and beans should also be an important part of the diet. Do not consume any coffee, tea (except herbal teas), cola drinks, or chocolate. These foods contain caffeine, which has been implicated in fibrocystic breasts. Use the following supplements: Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene) 15,000 IU per day orally for 3 months. Vitamin E 600 IU per day orally Evening Primrose Oil 3,000 mg per day (either 1,000 mg 3 times daily or 1,500 mg twice daily) Information courtesy of www.best-homeremedies.com/gynaecological_problems/fibrocystic_breasts.htm