Breast Pain and Our Hormonal Changes

Breast Pain & Our Hormonal Changes

Breast pain is one of the most commonly identified symptoms that we can develop during perimenopause.

As many as 70% of women can experience it during their MidLife transition.

It can be different for each person. Women have described it as an overall discomfort, with tenderness, burning or sharp pain that can be felt in one or both breasts. Some women have found that their breast pain has affected their everyday lives, both privately and professionally.

MY BREAST PAIN STORY

It felt so similar to my pregnancy breast pain. Although this time I had started my own PeriMenopause journey which I was totally unaware of. Whether it was training in the gym or presenting in business meetings the soreness seemed relentless.

WHAT CAUSES BREAST PAIN?

The primary cause for breast pain is the fluctuating levels of oestrogen and progesterone. The changes in our hormones can cause soreness and inflammation of our breast tissue which then leads to the discomfort we feel in our breasts.

Breast soreness should improve once our periods stop and our body no longer produces oestrogen. We may continue to have sore and painful breasts, if we take hormone therapy to treat perimenopause and menopause symptoms.

HOW TO MANAGE BREAST PAIN

There are a variety of choices for treatments which offer tremendous help for relieving this bothersome discomfort.

MIDLIFE-FOOD

  • Food – Eat a balanced meal plan containing protein, fruit, vegetables, complex carbs and essential fatty acids
  • Vitamins E & B6– It has been scientifically proven that both can decrease the severity of cyclical breast pain
  • Phytoestrogens – These plant compounds have oestrogenic properties and can reduce breast pain by up to 44%
  • Flax – This can help in cyclical treatment
  • Evening Primrose Oil– This is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which can reduce the inflammation associated with breast swelling and tenderness

MIDLIFE-SELFCARE

  • Clothing – Make sure you wear a soft, well fitted bra during the day and a supportive sports bra during workouts. It is so important as poorly fitted bras can aggravate breast tenderness. Wearing loose tops can also bring relief to breast soreness
  • Compress– Applying warm or cold compresses to the breast can help to relieve the pain. Try using a heat pad, hot water bottle or ice pack
  • Calm – Relax in a warm bath or shower with essential oils like rosemary or lavender and massage breasts to relieve pain
  • SleepGet good quality sleep to help your body repair & refresh
  • Caffeine – It is good to reduce intake as caffeine has been linked to causing breast pain and can worsen symptoms. Caffeine is a stimulant & dilates blood vessels which can increase tenderness and pain

BREAST PAIN SUMMARY

As many as 70% of women can experience it during their MidLife transition.

Hormonal changes can cause soreness and inflammation of our breast tissue which then leads to the discomfort we feel in our breasts.

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