Treating premenstrual breast pain

Q: As I’ve entered my mid-30s, breast pain and discomfort before my period have increased. Please recommend any herbal, dietary or other remedies that I might try.

A: Premenstrual breast pain is usually easy to overcome.

First, cut out all sources of caffeine. Effective individual supplements include vitamin E (400 i.u. twice daily) or evening primrose oil (researched doses have been 3,000 to 4,000 mg. daily).

Increasing fiber in your diet and decreasing the amount of fat and salt you eat are also helpful.

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