Breast cysts can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'very minor' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose breast cysts, we could:
|Weakened Immune System||98%||Confirm|
|Polycystic Ovary Syndrome||25%||Unlikely|
|Vitamin E Need||5%||Ruled out|
|Alcohol Consequences||1%||Ruled out|
|Fibrocystic Breast Disease||1%||Ruled out|
|Caffeine Intoxication||1%||Ruled out|
Have you had any breast cysts?
Possible responses:→ Never had one / don't know
→ Probably had one/minor episode(s) now resolved
→ Major episode(s) now resolved
→ Current minor problem
→ Current major problem
A diet high in meat, dairy, processed sugars and unhealthy fats has been implicated.
Women who have less than three bowel movements a week increase the risk of cystic breasts by 400%. Regular bowel movements help the body eliminate toxins more efficiently.
The most common cause of breast cysts is fibrocystic breast disease.
Fibrocystic breast disease has been linked to constipation and to diets low in fiber.
Iodine treatment has been shown to reduce breast pain and cyst size. It is believed that iodine-deficient breast tissue starts a process in which small cysts develop and later harden.
Irregular Periods also suggests the following possibilities:
The liver is responsible for breaking down hormones. If it is not fully functioning, estrogen can build up in the body and increase the risk of breast cysts.
Suppressed, emotional stress is linked to breast cysts.