mastalgia

Treat Mastalgia Naturally

Often referred to as cyclical breast pain, mastalgia affects the upper, outer areas of the breasts and can be felt in the arms. It typically is related to your periods though it can certainly happen at anytime. It is most common in women who have lumpy, but non-cancerous breasts. This kind of breast pain is rarely a sign of breast cancer, but if you are concerned you should always see a health care professional.

 

How do I know if I have mastalgia?

  • Heaviness
  • Soreness
  • Stabbing pain
  • Burning pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • General lumpiness
  • May occur before, during, or after your menstrual cycle

 

How do I prevent mastalgia?

  • Make sure your bra fits properly and provides enough support.
  • Reduce excess estrogen exposure.
  • Detox your body regularly.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Increase your dietary iodine intake to help fight against cysts in the breasts.

 

How can I treat mastalgia?

  • Chasteberry can help prevent mastalgia.
  • Gingko may help to reduce breast tenderness.
  • Vitamin E and Primrose Oil supplements may help to reduce the symptoms of mastalgia.
  • Improve blood circulation while showering by gently massaging the breast from the center out to the armpits.
  • Ice your breasts for about 10 minutes to help reduce pain.
  • Increase your intake of soy as it helps to balance out the presence of estrogens in the body.
  • Eat plenty of fiber to help your body flush out extra estrogen.
  • Drink or eat dandelion root to help flush extra fluids out of the body.
  • Limit your intake of caffeine as it can cause soreness and tenderness in the breasts.
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