Fibroadenoma Breast / Breast Lumps

What is Fibroadenoma Breast or Fibrocystic Disease or Fibroadenosis:-

Fibroadenosis or fibroadenoma or fibrocystic disease is the most common cause of breast lumps in women of reproductive age. The peak incidence is between 35 and 50 years of age. It is rare before 25 years.

Women with fibroadenosis or fibroadenoma generally complain of a lump in the breast. Typically a fibroadenoma is between 1 to 5 cm in diameter, firm, well circumscribed and mobile.

Histologically it is characterized by overgrowth of both fibrous stroma, and of epithelial elements i.e. ducts and lobules, in differing proportions.

These changes may be considered as abberations of normal breast involution and not part of a disease process. The condition may be due to a disordered or imbalanced response to endogenous sex hormones.

Only in those cases showing marked epithelial hyperplasia – epitheliosis – is the risk of breast carcinoma thought to be increased.

Fibroadenomas can occur alone, in groups or as a complex. They are usually found as single lumps, but about 10 – 15% of women have several lumps that may affect both breasts. If you have multiple or complex fibroadenomas, this may raise your risk of breast cancer slightly.

Black women tend to develop fibroadenomas more often and at an earlier age than white women. The cause of fibroadenoma is not known.

Conventional treatment of breast lumps involves the surgical removal of the lump. The risks and the complications of surgery are as follows :

  • Pain : Some females complain of breast pain after the surgery.
  • Infection :A wound infection can develop at any time until the wound has healed which takes around 7-10 days.
  • Bruising and bleeding :Bruising is common after surgery. It may be mild or moderate but will gradually disappear on its own. Occasionally a blood clot (hematoma) forms quickly following surgery and a second operation may be required to correct this.
  • Recurrence of fibroadenoma is seen even after the surgical removal of lump.
  • Surgery may cause a change in the shape and size of your breast.
  • Surgery is a mental, physical and financial loss to a patient.

                              In contrast homeopathic medications have a wide range of use in treatment and prevention of fibroadenoma breast or fibrocystic disease or fibroadenosis as well as in the promotion of proper lymphatic drainage of breast.

Remedies are a safe and extremely effective way of balancing your problems naturally by allowing your system to correct itself with gentle stimulation of your own immune response and hormonal balance. Unlike so many conventional medications, homeopathic medicines are never addictive.

Once symptoms are relieved and resolved, you can stop taking them.

Homeopathy does not use any hormones but the remedies work by stimulating the glands to produce the required amount of hormones thus curing the problem at the root. Thus treatment is extremely safe and acts at the level of psycho-neuro-endocrinal axis.

A constitutional homeopathic medicine is usually prescribed to treaty a fibroadenoma breast. This is done by taking into account her physical, mental, emotional and spiritual symptoms and then selecting the appropriate remedy.

The best selected constitutional homeopathic remedy increases the overall vitality of the patient and thus helps in decreasing the size of the tumor and ultimately eliminating the growth and preventing further recurrence of the tumor or cancer. The constitutional homeopathy approach also helps in drainage and detoxification of the body.

How homeopathy helps:-

  • The medicine has the capacity to correct hormonal imbalance (estrogen levels) responsible for the development of fibroadenomas breast.
  • The treatment improves the blood supply and the lymphatic drainage of the affected breast.
  • Size of the lump gradually shrinks once the remedies are started.
  • Tendency to develop fibroadenoma breast can also be corrected with medicines.
  • Homeopathy can save you from a surgeon’s knife.

                             Homeopathy medicines which give great relief in fibroadenoma breast or fibrocystic disease of breast. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the doctor. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus remedies are designer made unlike conventional treatment in which all patients receive the same surgery or drugs although trade name may be different.

Causes:-

Cause is unknown in the younger women. The fact that its signs and symptoms are related to the menstrual cycle, and that it can be induced in men and animals given the female hormone estrogen, have led to the suggestion that it may be related to hormone imbalance in this age group.

It can also develop around the time of the menopause, when it is due to hormone imbalance or due to the start of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

Signs & Symptoms:-

The typical case is the presence of a painless, firm, solitary, mobile, slowly growing lump in the breast of a woman of childbearing years.

Diagnosis:-

A fibroadenoma is usually diagnosed through clinical examination, ultrasound or mammography, and often a needle biopsy sample of the lump.

Diet & Regimen

Diet includes a low-fat, high-fiber, vegetarian type diet;

Breast fibroadenomas cannot be prevented. They can be discovered early by regular breast self examination.