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Fibrocystic Breast Disease


What is Fibrocystic Breast Disease?

Fibrocystic breasts disease is a condition that occurs when you develop lumpy or rope-like texture in your breast tissue due to excess fluid or cell build up. This can cause blockage, swelling of the breasts, ache, etc. It’s not at all unusual to have fibrocystic breasts.

What are the Symptoms of Fibrocystic Breast Disease?

The most common symptom of Fibrocystic Breast disease is breast tenderness and discomfort. That may exacerbate during the premenstrual cycle. The individual with this condition can experience a lump in the breast mostly near the armpit. Also, a sudden emergence or desertion of palpable benign masses in the breast can be a symptom of this condition. There, maybe instances when you may notice a non-bloody discharge leaking from the nipples without even squeezing. They are mostly green or dark brown.

What are the Causes of Fibrocystic Breast Disease?

  • Even though there are not enough studies to prove the exact causes of fibrocystic breast changes, some specialists believe that reproductive hormones may be one of the causes.
  • The breast discomfort and lumpiness of the breast tissues can be often experienced during menstrual cycle due to fluctuating hormone levels

When to see a Doctor?

Fibrocystic breast changes are very common in most cases. However, there may be some instances where you need medical involvement. If you are experiencing breast pain that is worsening, then you may need to visit a doctor. Also, when the lump is getting bigger and making it uncomfortable, book an appointment. There might be a need for medical urgency if your lump is persisting, and it is firm and prominent.

Lifestyle Prevention of Fibrocystic Breast Disease

  • Since the causes of this fibrocystic breast disease are not known, prevention is tough. However, some measures can be taken to avoid having this condition.
  • Wearing a firm bra can help you keep your breast in proper shape that may prevent any build-up in your breast. Because the bras that are designed by professionals mostly help in circulating blood properly. Also wearing a proper sports bra during working out is important. Avoiding caffeine to some extent can help you. Eating healthy and avoiding fat is also advisable. Massaging your breast properly with warm oil is also a great way to prevent this condition as that improves mastic tissue and encourages lymphatic drainage into the armpits.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Fibrocystic Breast Disease

To help prevent fibrocystic breasts, use the following herbal formula:

  • 2 parts of kutki
  • 2 parts of chitrak
  • 5 parts punarnava

This herbal mixture (½ teaspoon twice a day) will help to avoid the buildup of kapha in the breast that precedes the advancement of fibrocystic tissue.

Curative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Preventative Ayurvedic Herbs:
Not Known.
Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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