Definition of Cysts:

A closed pocket or pouch of tissue; a cyst may form within any tissue in the body and can be filled with air, fluid, pus, or other material.  Cysts within the lung generally are air-filled, while cysts involving the lymph system or kidneys are fluid filled.  Cysts under the skin are benign, extremely common, movable lumps.  These may develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands, developmental abnormalities or around foreign bodies.

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Cysts are very common and rarely turn into cancers, but it is important to make sure...”
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...the condition
“A cyst is an abnormal growth consisting of a closed sac filled with fluid or solid material...”
...relationship to Tapeworm Infection
“A tapeworm cyst can settle in the brain, eye, liver, or elsewhere...”
...recommendation Alkalizing Agents/Diet
“Some doctors believe that a tendency to form cysts occurs more frequently in those with an acidic body pH...”
...recommendation Test for Food Allergies
“Generalized cysts may be due to allergies...”
...recommendation Surgery
“A very large cyst that causes significant symptoms can be surgically removed, or drained by inserting a needle or catheter into the cavity...”


...the condition
“...Amebiasis is contracted by swallowing the cyst stage of the parasite in contaminated food or water...”

Enlarged Lymph Nodes

...the condition
“... cysts from abnormalities of fetal development or thyroid gland enlargement...”

Fibrocystic Breast Disease

...the condition
“...However, recent research has offered new hope because it has shown a strong connection between the wearing of bras and benign fibrocystic lumps, cysts and pain...”
...our question about Breast cysts
“The most common cause of breast cysts is fibrocystic breast disease...”
...recommendation Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance
“...Some women's breast tissue seems to produce cysts as a result of caffeine intake...”

Gallbladder Cancer

...the condition
“...Factors that increase one's risk of developing gallbladder cancer include ... Choledochal cysts (bile-filled sacs that are attached to the bile duct)...”

Giardiasis Infection

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Early human research demonstrated that ingestion of fewer than 10 cysts failed to cause infection, whereas more than 100 cysts resulted in infection...”
...recommendation Wheat Germ
“N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (NAG) residues are major structural components of both giardia cysts and trophozoites...”
...recommendation Pippali rasayana
“...Agarwals' research team conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with 50 subjects, all of whom had clinical signs and symptoms of giardiasis, as well as giardia trophozoites and cysts in the stool...”

Iodine Requirement

...our question about Breast cysts
“Iodine treatment has been shown to reduce breast pain and cyst size...”

Irregular Periods

...the condition
“...exercise / overtraining; Alcohol; Uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Affecting about 10% of women, PCOS causes cysts to form on the ovaries, interfering with regular ovulation...”

Kidney Cancer

...the condition
“...Tuberous sclerosis is a disease characterized by small tumors of the blood vessels, which result in numerous bumps on the skin, mental retardation, seizures, cysts in the kidneys, liver, and pancreas and RCC...”
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Kidney Disease

...the condition
“...The kidneys become filled with cysts, which cause the kidneys to become less effective, and eventually leads to kidney failure...”

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

...our question about Breast cysts
“...If it is not fully functioning, estrogen can build up in the body and increase the risk of breast cysts...”

Ovarian Cysts

...the condition
“An ovary can frequently become enlarged by a cyst – a fluid-filled compartment or sac formed by an envelope of ovarian tissue...”
...related topic
“...Rarely, a very large cyst can become twisted and stop its own blood supply, possibly causing nausea, fever or severe abdominal pain...”


...the condition
“...Surgery may be required to remove gallstones, drain obstructed bile ducts or remove fluid-filled cysts...”

Parasite Infection

...the condition
“...Protozoa form cysts, or a resting stage, where they become resistant to temperature extremes, chemicals and drying...”

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

...the condition
“Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), previously known as Stein-Leventhal syndrome, is a disorder in which numerous benign cysts form on the ovaries under a thick, white covering...”

Poor Cerebral Circulation

...the condition
“...The clot and dead tissue are removed by macrophages, and the damaged area is invaded by connective tissue and glia, often producing a fluid-filled cyst...”

Problems Associated With Snoring

...the condition
“...Cysts and tumors...”


...related topic
“...These cysts have a protective layer that surrounds them and keeps chemicals from penetrating them...”

Remove Wisdom Teeth a treatment
“...Cyst Formation...”


...the condition
“...The red spots and pustules are dome-shaped rather than pointed and there are no blackheads, whiteheads, deep cysts, or lumps...”


...the condition
“...There may be pain in the hands, feet or other bony areas due to the formation of cysts (an abnormal sac-like growth) in bones...”

Tapeworm Infection

...the condition
“...The adult tapeworms live in the predator (definitive host, for example a dog), while the prey (intermediate host, for example a sheep) plays host to the intermediate stages, most commonly called cysts or cysticerci...”

Thyroid Cancer

...the condition
“...An ultrasound scan to look at the thyroid and neck and determine whether there are lots of lumps or just one, and whether the lumps are solid or filled with fluid (cysts)...”


...the condition
“...The threadlike worms spend most of their lives curled up inside a protective capsule or cyst in muscle tissue...”

Ultrasound Imaging a treatment
“...Ultrasound can help to examine the fallopian tubes, ovaries and other reproductive organs in cases of infertility, or to look for cysts or other foreign objects...”
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