The plant has traditionally been used to treat:. Its healing benefits may be due to its gamma-linolenic acid GLA content. GLA is an omega-6 fatty acid found in plant oils.
Even though there is little research to show the effectiveness of these self-care remedies, some may be worth a try:. Vitamins and dietary supplements may lessen breast pain symptoms and severity for some women. Ask your doctor if one of these might help you — and ask about doses and any possible side effects:. Vitamin E.
It also relieves cyclical breast pain and is used as a remedy for rheumatoid arthritis. It took modern research to unveil the therapeutic power contained within the seed oil: an essential fatty acid EFA called gamma-linolenic acid GLA. Once processed in the body, GLA, an omega-6 fatty acid, exerts incredible anti-inflammatory and other healing actions.
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Background: Breast periodic pain is the most common disorder of the breast which leads to consultation with knowledgeable people like a midwife. The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic effect of flaxseed, evening primrose oil, and Vitamin E on the duration of the period of breast pain. Materials and Methods: This study is a quasi-randomized clinical trial conducted in on ninety patients complaining of breast periodic pain referring to Gynecologic Clinics of Ghaem Hospital or residents living in dormitories of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. Randomization was conducted based on the study environment.
Breast tenderness. You may experience it just occasionally, be bothered for a few days each month before your period, or you may feel tortured by aching breasts for weeks at a time. Many women tell me their breasts are so achy and swollen that sometimes they are too painful to fit them into their bra.
Breast discomfort is a very common problem, especially for women who are pre menopausal or for those who are pregnant and breast-feeding. For pre menopausal non pregnant women discomfort is frequently experienced during the week leading up to a menstrual bleed. For most women this discomfort is mild.