What Is Fibrocystic Breast Condition?
Fibrocystic breast condition is characterized by lumpiness, breast tenderness and discomfort in one or both of the breasts. It typically happens around the period and is most common among women of childbearing age, specifically between age 30-50. The condition is common and most lumps are benign. The fibrocystic condition is a result of hormone changes that occur during the month when breast ducts swell up and can become painful. This post will share my experience and how I am treating fibrocystic breast condition naturally.
About a year after my second child I began to notice changes in my body, mostly around my monthly cycle. My breasts became sore and achy sometimes even two weeks before my periods. Very achy. They hurt and felt lumpy and hard. The first couple months I thought I might be pregnant but then my period would come a couple weeks later and the pain would go away. It was a couple of months before I found out I was experiencing fibrocystic breast condition. Of course I wanted to treat it naturally making changes in my diet and lifestyle to manage the symptoms. I did much research and found some easy ways to treat it naturally. Here are some ways that I helped relieve my symptoms naturally.
How I Am Naturally Treating Fibrocystic Breast Condition:
A root/tuber originating in Peru that is a nutritionally dense superfood with many health benefits, including balancing hormones. Maca helps to nourish the master glands of the body which balances our entire endocrine system. You can read more about the benefits of Maca here. I add it to my smoothies or tea or it can be taken in capsule form.
Raspberry Leaf Tea:
This herb is high in vitamins and nutrients and is great for women in any stage of their life. It provides benefit to men and children as well. I aim to drink this tea daily, but at least a few times a week as I really feel that it helps. You can read more about the benefits of raspberry leaf tea here and learn why you should be taking it.
Self-breast massage is important for healthy breasts yet very few women know about it’s benefits. Regular breast massage is a great way to become familiar with the body making it easier to notice any changes in the breasts which can help in early detection of breast cancer. It is extremely helpful in easing the pain and discomfort when the breast are sore by helping to eliminate the lumps and cysts.
8-10 hours of sleep per night is essential for our body to function properly. Being a busy work from home mompreneur I often work late hours after my kids and husband fall asleep. This lack of sleep was wrecking havoc on my body and I believe has contributed to some of the imbalance. I try to make it a point to include activities to help to improve my sleep quality to improve my overall health and well-being.
Essential Oils are a great way to promote health and vitality. They work to boost the body’s natural system promoting overall health and well-being. I use the following oils regularly to balance my hormones:
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