Treatment Of Fibroadenoma With Homoeopathy
Breasts are made up of lobules (milk-producing glands) and ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple), which are surrounded by glandular, fibrous supporting tissue and fatty tissue. Fibroadenomas develop from a lobule. The glandular tissue and ducts grow over the lobule and form a solid lump. Fibroadenomas are benign (not cancer) and don’t increase the risk of developing breast cancer. They are thought to occur because of an increased sensitivity to the female hormone oestrogen. A fibroadenoma usually has a smooth rubbery texture and can move easily under the skin. Fibroadenomas are usually painless, but some people may feel some tenderness or even pain. Fibroadenomas are very common and it is not unusual to have more than one.
Often developing during puberty, they are mostly found in young women, but can occur at any age. Most fibroadenomas are about 1 to 3cm in size and are called simple fibroadenomas. Occasionally, a fibroadenoma can grow to more than 5cm and may be called a giant fibroadenoma. Those found in teenage girls may be called juvenile fibroadenomas. Most fibroadenomas stay the same size. Some get smaller and some eventually disappear over time. Sometimes fibroadenomas get bigger, particularly in teenage girls and pregnant and breastfeeding women, but often get smaller again.
Nearly 90% of breast masses in women are the result of benign lesions and are usually fibroadenoma in women in their 20s or 30s.
Fibroadenomas are usually single lumps. About 10% to 15% of women have several lumps that may affect both breasts.
Lumps may be any of the following:
- Easily moveable under the skin
Lumps have smooth, well-defined borders. They may grow in size, especially during pregnancy. Fibroadenomas often get smaller after menopause (if a woman is not taking hormone therapy).
- Palpable mass for young women, feels like small, slipper marbles.
- Mammographic density for older women.
- Mass is more circumscribed and mobile than carcinoma.
Causes of Fibroadenoma
Estrogen sensitivity (Psora) is thought to play a role in fibroadenoma growth. Some tumors may increase in size towards the end of the menstruation or during pregnancy (Sycosis).
After menopause, many fibroadenomas spontaneously shrink due to lower estrogen levels (Psora/ Syphilis). Hormone therapy for postmenopausal women may prevent fibroadenomas from shrinking.
Types of Fibroadenoma
All fibroadenoma are composed of glandular cells and fibroconnective, or stromal, cells. The majority of fibroadenoma do not grow larger than one to three centimeters, but some may grow to over five centimeters, in length.
These unusually divided into two subcategories:
- Giant Fibroadenoma- large growths.
- Juvenile fibroadenomas- in teenagers are often referred to as juvenile fibroadenomas.
A physical examination will be conducted and your breasts will be palpated (examined manually). A breast ultrasound or mammogram imaging test may also be ordered. A breast ultrasound involves lying on a table while a hand-held device called a transducer is moved over the skin of the breast, creating a picture on a screen. A mammogram is an X-ray of the breast taken while the breast is compressed between two flat surfaces.
A fine needle aspiration or biopsy may be performed to remove tissue for testing. This involves inserting a needle into the breast and removing small pieces of the tumor. The tissue will then be sent to a lab for microscopic examination to determine the type of fibroadenoma and if it is cancerous.
Homoeopathic Treatment of Fibroadenoma
- The remedies correct hormonal imbalance (estrogen levels) which is the root cause and the real culprit to aid the development of fibroadenomas breast.
- Medicine improves the blood supply and the lymphatic drainage of the affected breast.
- From the very moment when the medicine is taken, size of the lump starts shrinking.
- Medicine can correct tendency to develop fibroadenoma breast.
- Homeopathy can save from a threatening surgeon’s knife.
Breasts are hot and swollen. Chronic cystic mastitis. Blunt duct adenosis; best remedy for fibroadenoma. Lump in breast is hard, nodular and tender to touch in the beginning. Then the pains are reduced and the lump turns to be hard due to calcification. Calcarea acts best when the tumours are calcified. These breasts are swollen and tender before menses.
This remedy is indicated in the fibroadenoma of the breast. Lump in the breast which is hard, movable with clear margins which are sharp in nature, or their edges are sharply defined. Most commonly they are solitary, very rarely multiple. Occurs in young patients usually unmarried. Nodules are in upper right quadrants.
Mammary glands are hard and sore. A typical carcinoma of the breast, that is, scirrhous adenocarcinoma, which begins in the ducts and ends in the parenchyma. As the stage advances the Cooper’s ligament shortens and thus it produces the notch. Sometimes the condition is associated with the inflammation of the breast tissue. The region is hard and nodular, tender to touch. Burning and stinging pains in the breast. The skin over the tumour is adherent. Occasionally there is discharge of pus from the nipple. The lesion is hard, almost cartilaginous. The edges are distinct, serrated and irregular; associated with productive fibrosis.
Inflammation, induration and enlargement are the fundamental pathogeneses of this drug. The mammary gland is enlarged and there is a lump, which is hard. There is very sensitive to touch. The glands which are enlarged are tender with infiltration. The women of late twenties are affected.
These patients have the tendency to indurated glands. Swelling of the mammary glands. Fat necrosis and glandular cell myoblastoma are common in this remedy. Fat necrosis tumour is probably post-traumatic
This remedy predominantly acts on the enlargement of the mammary glands which may be either neo-plastic or malignant. The mucous membranes of the glands and the breast tissue are inflamed. The breast tissues are hypertrophied, enlarged, hard and nodular.
The main action of this remedy is on the the glands of mammary region. These glands have the tendency to turn malignant.
Other remedies– Con , Carbo an ,Aster , Apis , Hydr , Phyto , Sil , Cham , Bufo , Ars i , Chim, , Cal f , Bell , Calc , Lyco , Fl ac , Phos , Iod , Bry , Thuja , Graph , Lap a , Brom , Nit ac , Puls , Sec ,Sep , Hep , Bell p , Kali I , Lach , Sulph , Thyroid , Calc I , Cund , Arn , Ars a , Oen , Tub , MIF , Pl iod , Scro n , Cal p , Cist , Clem , Kalb r , Acon , Calen , Sabin , Sang , Carb v , Scir , Colo , Kali m , Merc , Berb a , Carc , Fer I , Gnaph , Hecla ,Murx , psor , Ust , Lac c , Calc s , Crot h , Crot t , etc..
Diet and Regimen
- Vegetarian type
- Reduction in caffeine intake
- Supplementation with evening primrose oil (oenothera biennis)
- Flax oil or fish oil
- Vitamins E and C
- Breast fibroadenomas cannot be prevented. Regular self breast examination is an easy way out to discover it at an early stage.