Nutritional Aids for Fibrocystic Breasts

With painful breasts some women have the pain only with their periods, and some all month long. Nutritional treatments have been reported to both decrease pain and decrease the swelling that occurs with the breast and the breast lumpiness. Although the evidence is not as strong as some scientific evidence, the following nutritional additives/supplements/nutrients have been reported to be helpful for the pain and nodules of fibrocystic breast disease (some prefer to call it Fibrocystic Breast Condition (FCBD or FCBC):
1. Selenium
2. Calcium
3. Iodine
4. Magnesium
5. Vitamin D
6. Vitamin K
7. Vitamin B6
8. Vitamin B12
9. Folic Acid
10. Borage oil or other form of gama-Linolenic acid (GLA)
I also suggest to stay within daily recommended amounts of these nutrients, to get your nutrition from food (so calculate the food sources of these nutrients as well), to watch for hidden sources of these nutrients like providone-iodine mouth wash, to be sure that you have your gyno check out the pain so that you aren't misinterpreting the condition, and watch your overall omega-3 fatty acid sources like evening primrose oil or black currant oil for total intake, particularly if they are from marine sources. If you have active thyroid disease always consult with your physcian before adding in iodine supplementation.


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