Home Remedies for Breast Tenderness
Breast discomfort and tenderness can happen for several reasons. Some women have achy breasts before and during their period
Home Remedies for Breast Discomfort and Tenderness: Warm compress
Hold a heat compress such as a towel or a heating pad to the achy breast for 10 to 15 minutes to ease the pain and discomfort from achy or tender breasts.
Home Remedies for Breast Discomfort and Tenderness: Cooling Down
When you have achy and swelling breasts from having your period you can try holding a cold compress such as a bag of ice, an ice pack, or a frozen bag of vegetables, molded onto your breasts until the pack starts to warm. Repeat this as needed. By doing this you will ease the pain and swelling from breast discomfort and tenderness due to your menstrual cycle.
Home Remedies for Breast Discomfort and Tenderness: Supportive Bra
Sometimes wearing a bra can irritate a woman’s breasts. Not wearing a bra, however, can cause irritation even more because of the weight of your breasts. Try wearing a supportive bra such as a sports bra. If you don’t like sports bras, look for a bra that has no seams and nothing pushing up against you. If it has an underwire in it, make sure it is very well padded so that it doesn’t add to the friction.
Home Remedies for Breast Discomfort and Tenderness: Add More Soy
To ease the pain and discomfort in your breasts caused by unwanted effects of estrogen, try adding more soy to your diet. It is a fact that in certain societies where soy is a regular part of a woman’s diet, there is fewer breast discomfort. Foods made from soy contain natural substances that are converted to hormone like substances that may block unwanted effects from estrogen.
Home Remedies for Breast Discomfort and Tenderness: Cut out Salt and Caffeine
If you are experiencing breast discomfort from fluid retention, cutting salt from your diet should help prevent and ease breast discomfort. Salt is a water magnet. Cutting caffeine from your diet may help also because caffeine contains a compound called methalxanthine that can cause pain and stimulate breast tissue. Cut out coffee, tea, soda, chocolate, and pain medications such as Excedrin.
Home Remedies for Breast Discomfort and Tenderness: Herbal Tea
Herbal teas such as corn silk, buchi, and uva ursi act as a mild diuretic that can flush out some of the fluid that contributes to breast discomfort. You can find these herbal teas at any health food stores.
Home Remedies for Breast Discomfort and Tenderness: Evening Primrose Oil
Some women have found that by taking evening primrose oil eases breast discomfort and tenderness. There is no scientific reason for it. Health food stores sell evening primrose oil in tablet form.