Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

Definition of Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast

definition:
Inflammation and tenderness in the cystic tissue of a woman's breast.

This condition is characterized by localized swellings, pain, and tenderness of the breast as well as the presence of cysts, which may vary in size. It most often occurs pre-menstrually, due to the rise of the hormone estrogen, and usually involves both breasts.

Orthodox Drug Medicine Explanation of Causation

Etiology

etiology:
This is the most common breast disease in women, occurring in about 20% of premenopausal females. The normal menstrual cycle is responsible for biphasic stimulation of the breasts, first through the proliferation of breast tissue by estrogens and then of the alveolar tissue by progesterone. Most women do not notice such changes, but in some females the breast symptoms are quite noticeable and uncomfortable. FBD is associated with a 3X higher risk for the development of breast cancer and caffeine consumption appears to be one of the principal aggravating factors.

Fibrocystic Disease of the Breast Symptomatology Self-Test

It is recommended that women learn to self examine their breasts, doing this easy procedure at least once a month approximately 7 to 10 days after the day menses starts. Is important to learn to recog-nize the cystic areas.

A physician should be consulted if there is uncertainty about the quality of a lump or if there is any discharge from the nipples.

signs and symptoms:
Symptoms usually occur in the second half of a woman's menstrual cycle.


lab findings:

Associated Conditions

differential diagnosis

Medical Conditions Attributed

Conditions Leading to if left Unaddressed

Orthodox Drug Medicine Prognosis

course and prognosis
The prognosis is excellent if the reasons for the woman's premenstrual syndrome and cystic tendencies are addressed and corrected.
Cyst aspiration may relieve symptoms but they often recur if underlying causes are not resolved.

Orthodox Drug Medicine Standard Treatment

Known Side Effects from Medical Treatment

Naturopathic General Refutation of Orthodox Drug Medicine Standard Treatment

Nutritional Deficiency Causation

Metaphysical Causation (beyond the physical) includes Mental and emotional

metaphors and correlations


Chinese psychophysiology:

Spiritual Causation

Naturopathic Causation

Therapeutic Natural Foods

REGARDING THE PROPER DIET FOR FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS:

  1. The most effective change for fibrocystic breasts is the removal of caffeine-containing foods from the diet, such as coffee, tea, sodas, and chocolate.
  2. Decrease the amount of meat in the diet, especially the commercially raised type since it contains excessive amounts of hormones, which will aggravate the problem. Of course, any other source of estrogen such as birth control pills will tend to worsen the problem as well.
  3. Constipation can also aggravate this condition. If you suffer from constipation, increase the amount of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in the diet, and drink 8 to 10 cups of water a day. If you need further information, listen to our program on constipation (number 271).


eating principles:


therapeutic foods:


avoid:

Special Naturopathic Food Medicines and Tonics

Special Recipe Protocols

Homeopathic Remedies and Glandulars

remedy differential


HOMEOPATHY:

From the following homeopathic remedies, the one that best matches the symptoms is chosen. This is taken 3 times a day while the symptoms are present, dissolving 3 pellets under the tongue.


Note: A wide range of homeopathic medicines can be helpful for individuals with fibrocystic breasts. Consultation with a health care professional trained in homeopathic prescribing will usually be the best way to select the correct medicine.

flower essences

Botanical Healing Tea Formulations

Ionic Liquid Mineral Formulations

Raw Juice Therapy

fresh juices:

Nutraceutical Natural Food Supplements

THE FOLLOWING SUPPLEMENTS ARE USED FOR FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS AND CAN BE TAKEN UNTIL SYMPTOMS IMPROVE:

  1. A multivitamin – taken daily, according to the manufacturer's suggestion. When choosing a multivitamin, make sure it is free of sugar, yeast, and artificial ingredients.
  2. Vitamin B6 – 100 milligrams twice a day.
  3. Vitamin B-complex – 50 milligrams 2 times a day.
  4. Vitamin E – 600 Units per day.
  5. Beta-carotene – 150,000 Units per day. Pregnant women (or women who may become pregnant) should not take more than 15,000 Units a day.
  6. Flaxseed oil – 1 tablespoon or 2 capsules per day.
  7. Choline and Methionine – 1,000 milligrams each, daily. These are amino acids used in an attempt to aid the liver in correcting the hormonal imbalance that leads to cyst formation.
  8. Iodine – 2 micrograms per day or 1 kelp tablet, which contains iodine.


supplements

Herbs

primary herbs


complementary herbs


HERBS USED FOR FIBROCYSTIC BREASTS:


Caution – these herbs are contraindicated in pregnancy.

Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration Therapy and Compounding Pharmacy Prescription Items

Suggested Clinical Therapies

manipulation

Suggested Home Therapies

Exercise/Fitness Medicine

Brain Washing Therapy Session

Rife Vibrational Medicine Frequencies

Color Therapy

color

Sound Therapy

sound

Bibliotherapy

Auto Suggestions

imagery:


affirmation:


process paradigm: (experientially oriented)

Prayer Therapy

Books, DVDs, CD and Resources

Female Reproductive Health