Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication Date: November 06, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
This book describes fibrocystic breast condition that is a benign disorder in which a female has painful breast lumps.
The more important issue here is about the suffering of all females after puberty.
The hormones that regulate the female's child bearing ability not only affect her uterus but also the breast and all this in preparation for pregnancy and breastfeeding.
In the case of the uterus the hormones first prepare the lining of the womb for pregnancy but when that do not happen cause the inner lining of the womb to slough off and flow out as menstrual blood.
Pain can occur during the menses.
Similarly the hormones prepare the breast for producing milk by swelling the breast tissues with secretions and extra glandular cells.
Again if pregnancy does not occur the unwanted cells in the breast are programmed to die and are broken down to fragments which can result in fibrosis injuring the ducts and clusters of dead glandular cells that can block the ducts.
When there has been tissue injury and scarring in the breast, these secretions may be trapped in the glandular parts of the breasts, thus resulting in the formation of fluid-filled sacs called cysts.
There may be overgrowth of the epithelial cells and abnormal cells, a process called atypical hyperplasia.
This can produce breast lumps normally benign but can turn malignant (cancer) later on.
The condition mainly involves women between the ages of 30 and 50, and is likely to resolve after menopause.
Fibrocystic breast disease (FBD) is now referred to as fibrocystic changes or fibrocystic breast condition, is the most frequent cause of "lumpy breasts" and involves more than 60% of women.
It is not a disease, but a condition.
Breast changes recognized as fibrocystic breast condition can be normal.
They can still induce breast pain, tenderness and lumpiness, particularly in the upper, outer area of the breasts.
A woman can have more fibrocystic ...