Information and facts on Fibrocystic Breast Disease

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Fibrocystic breast is disease or condition indicated by the presence of lumps in the woman's breast, these lumps are normally firm, rubbery, round shaped, and they can be moved around underneath the skin. One or both breasts will become lumpy and tender, even painful, in the week or so before the menstruation begins. The symptoms are caused by: poor dietary choices, hormonal changes, and intestinal health. The condition often progresses through three phases. In phase one, which occurs when a woman is between 15 and 27 years old, there may be a few lumps in the breasts. Typically, the breasts are tender during  the week just before menstruation cycle starts. In phase two, during the ages between 30 and 40 the tenderness intensifies and pain may occur. The breasts become more nodular and the lumps are more noticeable  during the week or so before the menstrual period begins. And in phase 3  when a woman is in her late 40's and 50's, her periods become irregular as menopause approaches, and symptoms of fibrocystic breasts  become correspondingly erratic. The discomfort may come and go, pain may appear quite suddenly, and the breasts may become very very sensitive.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Multi-vitamin & Mineral supplement 10 contains vitamin E, vitamin A , vitamin C, iodine, magnesium, manganese, selenium, potassium, and zinc which all are helpful in both the treatment and prevention of Fibrocystic breast disease as well as promoting good general health.
Borage seed oil 10 Borage seed oil and other essential fatty acids help to regulate hormone production. A combination supplement may include borage seed, flax seed, and fish oils.
Pyridoxine 9 vitamin B6 is needed for hormone regulation and good fluid balance
Iodine 9 For reasons that are not known supplemental iodine appears to help with cyclic mastalgia also known as cyclic mastitis or fibrocystic breast disease
Selenium 9 This mineral is a great anti-oxidant to help prevent free radical damage works well with vitamin E, zinc, and bioflavonoids.
Red Clover 9 good for the immune system
Ginger 9 good for pain and aids in stopping the production of hormomes that causes swelling.
Chaste tree 10 the herb contains vitex which helps to balance estrogen and progesterone production
Mullein 10 herbs that supports the immune system and works well with echinacea and red clover
Echinacea 10 herb that strengthens a woman's immune system
vitamin A 9 has both anti-oxidant and anti-inflammation properties. It is required by the woman's body for the ductal system of the breast.
vitamin C  9 fights infection and helps with inflammation works well with bioflavonoids
Carotenoids  9 work with vitamin A for healing
vitamin E 9 strengthens the immune system, helps healing process, and is needed for repair of body tissues.
Zinc  8 mineral needed for repair of tissues and immune function

Fibrocystic breast disease is very common and over 50% of all American women have it to some degree. It is associated with a increased risk of breast cancer. Although at least 80% of all breast lumps are non-cancerous, any cyst, mass, or swelling that can be felt in the woman's breast tissue should have a medical evaluation. An experienced doctor can make a good guess by examining the breasts  manually, but physical examination will not always indicate if a growth is cancerous or benign. A mammogram and/or a biopsy may be required for an exact diagnosis.

Normally, fluids in breast tissues are collected and moved out of the breasts by the lymphatic system. But, if there is more fluid than the system can deal with, then small areas in the breast may fill with fluid. Fibrous tissue the surrounds these areas and thickens like a scar, forming cysts. Many breast cysts swell before and during menstruation, and the resulting pressure will cause pain. Cysts may even cause more cysts to grow. Also a breast lump pressing against a milk gland can cause production of the pituitary hormone prolactin, which in turn results in milk secretion. These milk producing glands may multiply and carry milk into the supporting fibrous tissue, causing even more cyst growth. Breast cysts may change in size, but they are normally 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. Normally, the cysts are not harmful. And the normal structure of the woman's breasts has a lumpy texture. But, this does not mean that lumps should be ignored. Every woman should be familiar with the normal feel of and cyclical changes in her own breasts so that she can easily find any new lumps. She should check both of her breasts every week, and if any new lumps become apparent between menstrual cycles, she should consult her health care practitioner as soon as possible. A doctor can diagnose fibrocystic disease with a simple office procedure. By using a very fine needle, they try to remove fluid from the lump. If fluid is found, then the lump is a cyst. Normally, a mammogram is also recommended as well to rule out possible cancer.

NOTE: thyroid problems are often present with women with fibrocystic breast disease and should check for hypothyroidism which is an under-active thyroid.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.