Fibrocystic disease

Fibrocystic disease is most likely to occur between the ages of 40-50, but can occur at any age. Discontinuing coffee, tea, cola and chocolate can sometimes help lumps to decrease in size and reduce tenderness. Although caffeine should be stopped for at least two months to be fully effective, improvement in breast pain and lumps may happen sooner. Stopping caffeine may not get rid of fibrocystic disease, but it will reduce some of the breast discomfort. Other factors which may be associated with cysts are irregular menstrual cycles and hormonal therapy.

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