Breast Cysts

What Causes Breast Cysts?

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.

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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:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "breast cysts" as a symptom.  Here are eight of many possibilities (more below):
  • Stress
  • Perimenopause
  • Vitamin B6 Need
  • Vitamin CoQ10 Need
  • Liver Congestion
  • Need For Dietary Improvement
  • Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects
  • Vitamin E Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
iron supplementation
drinking water treated with chlorine
normal work hours
broad-spectrum antibiotic use
high tea consumption
history of birth control pill use
an average-stress lifestyle
dark areas under eyes
undigested fat in stools
history of adult acne
constant thirst
rapid loss of vision
... and more than 140 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of breast cysts:
Cause Probability Status
Vitamin CoQ10 Need 91% Confirm
Vitamin B6 Need 29% Unlikely
Need For Dietary Improvement 22% Unlikely
Perimenopause 4% Ruled out
Liver Congestion 3% Ruled out
Vitamin E Need 2% Ruled out
Stress 2% Ruled out
Aspartame/Neotame Side-Effects 1% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Female-Specific Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about breast cysts:
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
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either history of cysts in breasts or cysts in breasts, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Consequences of Poor Diet

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.

Fibrocystic Breast Disease

The most common cause of breast cysts is fibrocystic breast disease.

Inadequate Fiber Intake

Fibrocystic breast disease has been linked to constipation and to diets low in fiber.

Iodine Requirement

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

Irregular Periods also suggests the following possibilities:

Ovarian Cysts

In some cases ovarian cysts can cause problems with menstrual periods such as abnormal or irregular bleeding, especially in women with endometriosis.

Liver Detoxification / Support Requirement

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.

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