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THE RIVER - JANUARY 29, 2016
Are The Girls Sore?
Pain Relief Tips
by Suzy Cohen, RPh
I hugged a
friend who I hadn’t
seen in two years
and she didn’t hug
me back. I thought
it strange, but she
quickly offered that
her breasts were
just incredibly sore.
I remember experiencing that for a few
months when I was a younger girl, so I
So if your “girls” ache, feel bruised or
heavy on the inside, have you considered
why it’s happening? My friend did not,
she just accepted it. They were so pain-
ful, she couldn’t even hug her children.
Sleeping was painful.
The technical term is “fibrocystic
breast pain,” and an estimated 30 to
60 percent of women experience this.
Simply put, our “boobs” are two large
milk glands (some larger than others, con-
gratulations to those ladies!). Really sexy,
huh? All kidding aside, all breasts con-
tain some degree of lumps (or “cysts”),
however, some breasts will contain more
lumps than others due to hormonal
changes. It’s the lumps that cause your
breasts to get uncomfortable, sometimes
Symptoms of fibrocystic breasts will be
the most intense before your period and
then usually leave immediately following
the period. Estrogen, progesterone and
prolactin (all girly hor mones) cause cells in
the breast tissue to swell. This is a normal
hormonal change during menstruation.
Some clinicians may try to prescribe oral
contraceptives or hormone replacement
therapy, however, it is a bit controversial
and the jury is still out on whether or not
those help or make the condition worse.
Certain supplements may be helpful, so
please ask your practitioner about any or
all of these:
Iodine – Iodine is a mineral antioxidant
that comprises your thyroid hormone, but
it’s absolutely needed to maintain healthy
breast tissue. When you are iodine defi-
cient, your hormones are affected causing
otherwise healthy breast tissue to become
cystic and painful. A study of 111 healthy
women with a history of breast pain
and discomfort were given iodine for six
months and 50 percent of the patients
who took 6 mg of iodine daily were
reported to have clinically significant
reduction in overall breast pain.
Vitamin E – A double-blind published
study found Vitamin E supplementa-
tion had a significant decrease in breast
symptoms related to PMS (Premenstrual
syndrome). If you can’t find a high-quality
supplement of natural, mixed vitamin E,
just eat a lot of sunflowers and nuts.
Evening Primrose Oil – Evening prim-
rose oil is an herb and is extracted from
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