Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Also indexed as:Breast Tenderness, Cyclic Mastalgia, Cyst (Breast), FBD, Mastalgia (Cyclic)
Breast tenderness and lumpiness may point to fibrocystic breast disease (FBD), a non-life-threatening but uncomfortable condition that affects many women. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.
|Try a low-fat diet||Lower estrogen levels by eating fewer high-fat foods, especially from animal sources.|
|Cut the caffeine||To reduce pain and tenderness, avoid coffee, black tea, green tea, cola drinks, chocolate, and over-the-counter drugs containing caffeine for at least six months.|
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