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How Healthy Are Your Breasts?

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Culprit #1: You're about to get your period.

"As levels of estrogen and progesterone shift, your breasts swell, resulting in tenderness and pain," explains Eleni Tousimis, MD, a breast surgeon at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen can help. Another research-proven option: evening primrose oil, available in gel capsules, which is a natural form of fatty acid that seems to decrease pain. One study in Wales found that six 500-milligram capsules daily, taken when pain starts, soothed period-related breast pain in 58 percent of women.

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movements2 wrote:

Very informative. im loving it

10/30/2013 11:05:25 AM Report Abuse
pamelahoward9 wrote:

What about post-menopausal breast pain?

10/5/2011 02:10:51 PM Report Abuse
tabkitune wrote:

fantastic and very educative. i like it

10/4/2011 12:38:30 AM Report Abuse
sharon cusick wrote:

Fantastic!! Very informative. Answers every question a women would have. I know I am not alone.

10/3/2011 02:08:37 PM Report Abuse

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