Home Remedies for Breast Pain
Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, can occur in anyone with breast tissue including men! Yes, you heard it right. Surprisingly, women may start experiencing breast pain at puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, and even during menopause. But there is no need to panic, whether you have pain in both breasts or in one breast because breast cancer rarely causes breast pain. Hormonal changes, weight gain, or benign anatomical changes within the breast may cause pain. Learn to use the right at-home treatment to get relief.
- Take Vitamins: Vitamins E and B6 may also work together to help prevent breast tenderness. While you may have to use supplements, you can boost the vitamins in your diet by eating nuts, barley and wheat germ for more vitamin E, and avocados, lean meats and spinach for plenty of B6.
- Eat Soy: Eat more soybeans and other soy foods. Soy contains hormonelike compounds called phytoestrogens that can influence hormonal fluctuations related to menstruation and menopause. Try some soy-based meat substitutes, or add tofu or soy nuts to your meals. Soy milk is another excellent source; try it in fruit smoothies.
- Wrap a towel around a bag of ice cubes or frozen vegetables and apply it to each breast for about 10 minutes. The cold-pack treatment reduces swelling and dulls the pain.
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