Diindolylmethane (DIM) and the Uterus

Diindolylmethane has a wide spectrum of action on various body systems and organs. Diindolylmethane is found in a variety of vegetables, but is rich in cruciferous vegetables, meaning cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and brussels sprouts. Among the organs Diindolylmethane has a positive effect on, are the breast and prostate. It also has a beneficial effect on aging (slowing down the aging …

Diindolylmethane a Supplement for Breast Health

The female breast is a complex glandular structure whose primary function is the secretion of milk during lactation. During adult life the breast undergoes constant activity, especially under the influence of the hormones estrogen and progesterone. This action of the hormones causes cellular growth of breast tissues resulting in swelling. It is most pronounced during lactation (milk secretion) in adult …

Diindolylmethane for Cancer Prevention

Introduction DIM or Diindolylmethane is a dietary indole (a naturally occurring chemical or phytonutrient) found in a class of vegetables called cruciferous vegetables. These vegetables include brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Another important vegetable which contains this nutrient is broccoli. Though found in small amounts in these vegetables, this naturally occurring phytonutrient has a potent effect in preventing a number …

Treatment of Fibrocystic Breast Disease

The treatment of fibrocystic breast changes is two pronged. The first focus is control of symptoms and the second is correcting the hormonal problems that cause the condition. Treatment of Symptoms There is a certain amount of pain and inflammation associated with fibrocystic breast disease. Drugs such as acetaminophen have been found to be useful in reducing the pain and …

Causes and Types of Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Image via Wikipedia Fibrocystic disease of the breast is a condition that is seen in a large percentage of women from ages 30 to 50, in which the breast becomes painful and lumpy, especially during menses. What is the Cause and How Does this Condition Develop? To understand the causes and the pathology of fibrocystic breast disease, one must first …

Fibrocystic Breast Disease ā€“ Symptoms, Cause, Frequency and Diagnosis

What is it: The breast contains a lot of glandular tissue. Between the ages 30 to 50, many women complain of pain and lumpiness in the breasts usually associated with menses. Physical (clinical) examination and imaging tests, like ultrasound, may show no abnormality. This condition is historically called fibrocystic breast disease. This condition is not a disease and is usually …

Fibrocystic Breast Disease Prevention – A Natural Approach

Fibrocystic disease of the breast is the result of many physiological changes that take place in a womanā€™s breast over a long period of time. These changes include fibrosis or scar tissue formation, cystic changes (fluid filled vesicles or sacs within the breast) and inflammatory changes including the accumulation of fluid within the breast. This process starts at puberty with …

Causes and Types of Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Image via Wikipedia Fibrocystic disease of the breast (FBD) is a condition that is seen in a large percentage of women from ages 30 to 50, in which the breast becomes painful and lumpy, especially during menses. Other names that have been applied to FBD include mammary dysplasia, chronic cystic mastitis, diffuse cystic mastopathy, benign breast disease (a term that …