Natural treatments for Paget’s disease of breast

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Natural cures for Paget's disease of breast

This is a rare form of breast cancer. It starts on the nipple and then extends to the areola. This condition is most commonly happening in women who are older than 50. It is known that many women who have Paget’s disease of breast have underlying invasive breast cancer or underlying ductal breast cancer [1].

There are rare cases when Paget’s disease of the breast is confined to the nipple itself. The most common signs and symptoms of Paget’s disease of the breast are thickening skin on the breast; flaky or scaly skin on your nipple; a lump in the breast; crusty, oozing, or hardened skin resembling eczema on the nipple, areola, or both; a flattened or turned – in the nipple; itching; a tingling or burning sensation; redness. It is not known the cause of Paget’s disease of the breast. [2]

There are many doctors who think that this disease results from underlying breast cancer. There are many factors that can increase the risk of Paget’s disease of the breast, such as age, radiation exposure, a personal history of breast cancer, excess weight; family history; a personal history of breast abnormalities; dense breast tissue, alcohol, and race.

If you suffer from Paget’s disease of the breast, then you need to talk with your doctor before you start using some of the below-mentioned home remedies because we do not guarantee that they will help you for sure. Many of these home remedies are the same and are those used for breast cancer because Paget’s disease of the breast is one form of breast cancer.

25 Home remedies for Paget’s disease of the breast

Choose a healthy diet

It is a known fact that women who eat a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra–virgin olive oil and mixed nuts have decreased chances of getting Paget’s disease of the breast. This type of diet focuses mostly on plant-based foods, such as nuts, legumes, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Those people who follow a Mediterranean diet choose healthy fats, such as fish, instead of red meat and olive oil over butter.

Maintain a healthy weight

If you have a healthy weight, then you should work to maintain that weight. If you are obese or overweight, then you should talk with your doctor about healthy ways to lose weight. You should reduce the number of calories that you eat, and you should slowly increase the amount of exercise.

Fiber

You should follow a diet that is rich in fiber. Some foods that are rich in fiber are beans, pistachios, almonds, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, spices, dry herbs, peppers, whole wheat, oats, corn, and brown rice.

Evening primrose oil

There are some doctors who are saying that the application of evening primrose oil can help to alleviate breast pain to a great extent. [3]

Limit postmenopausal hormone therapy

It is known that the combination of hormone therapy can increase the risk of breast cancer. [4] You need to talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of hormone therapy.

It is a known fact that there are many women who experience bothersome signs and symptoms during menopause, and for these women, the increased risk of getting breast cancer can be acceptable in order to get relief from the signs and symptoms of menopause.

If you want to reduce the risk of breast cancer and Paget’s disease of the breast, then you should use the lowest dose of hormone therapy which is possible for the shortest period.

Natural cures for Paget's disease of breast

Lignans

These are compounds that can prevent estrogen-dependent tumors by slowing down the rate of progression and growth. [5] Lignans are present in the seeds of peanuts, flaxseeds, strawberries, cashews, and sunflowers.

Angus cactus

This natural cure is also known as a chaste-tree berry. It is said that this natural cure has a positive impact on the breast. It can help to balance female hormones. This is a reason why it is recommended in the natural treatment of breast tenderness. [6]

Garlic

Garlic has alkyl sulfur compounds which give it certain antibiotic properties, which make it a very effective anti-cancer agent. [7] It causes the malignant cells to undergo natural cell death which is also known as apoptosis.

This natural cure plays an important role in activating the immune cells against cancerous cells. It is recommended to eat garlic in raw forms, such as powder, clove, or oil, rather than consuming it in cooked form.

Gingko Biloba

It is known that this home remedy can increase the circulation of blood to all parts of the body, including the breast area is also included. This is a reason why this natural cure is very useful in reducing breast swelling and heaviness. [8]

Wheatgrass

When you take wheatgrass in the form of juice or when you consume it in raw form, then it is shown to regress the cancer cell’s growth. This natural cure has the ability to enhance the immune system, and it can help your body to rid of waste products and toxins. [9]

Vitamin E

You should increase the number of foods rich in Vitamin E that you consume. Some foods which are rich in Vitamin E are wheat germ, leafy greens, soybean, oatmeal, and almonds. [3]

What you should avoid

There are many things that you should avoid if you suffer from Paget’s disease of the breast, such as junk food; processed refined foods; well–done meat; charred or grilled foods; fatty foods; poultry and dairy products; over-the-counter meat; animal and vegetable oils; salt; sugar; white flour; saturated fats; preservatives; artificial flavorings; saturated fats; nicotine; drugs, alcohol; caffeine.

Green tea

This home remedy has anti-inflammatory properties, which are very effective against breast cancer formation. You should make green tea by boiling the leaves in one cup of water until it reduces to half. [10]

Proper bra

You need to wear a proper bra that supports your breasts properly.

Grapes

This natural cure has a compound called proanthocyanidins which can reduce the body’s estrogen production, and it can effectively treat breast cancer which is evident from the clinical trials that are performed on several patients. This study showed that grape extract affects breast cancer tumors, which are hormone–sensitive. [11]

Broccoli

This home remedy has linamarase gener which when is present inside the cancer cells, then it can break down into cyanide, and it can effectively kill the tumorous cells.

Quit smoking and illegal drugs

You need to quit unhealthy practices, such as taking illegal drugs or cigarette smoking.

Soybean

This is a dietary element that is considered to be an absolute must for people who suffer from breast cancer. It has been shown that soybeans have phytoestrogens and several other compounds which can block cancerous cells from using estrogen. Also, soybeans have isoflavones, and they are needed for the prevention of cancer at its early stages. You can take soybeans as sprouts or in cooked form. [12]

Vitamin B

You should eat more foods that are rich in Vitamin B, such as whole grains, beans, bran flakes, muesli, cheese, milk, turkey, pork, beef, cod, trout, and salmon.

Olive oil

There are some studies in which are suggested that hydroxytyrosol, which is a major component of olive oil, can prevent breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Exercise most days of the week

You should aim for at least thirty minutes of exercise on most days of the week. If you have not been active in the last period, then you should ask your doctor when it is okay to start exercising, and you should start slowly.

Flaxseed

This natural cure has dietary fiber, and it is a superfood in many ways. Also, it has chemicals which are known as lignans, and they protect the body from cancers like breast cancer. Also, flaxseeds have Omega – 3 fatty acids which are known to prevent and fight cancer. [3]

Vitamin D

It is shown that the intake of Vitamin D can lower the risk of breast cancer. You can get Vitamin D through foods rich in it, such as cod liver oil, eggs, and milk.

Walnuts

This natural cure has Omega – 3 fatty acids and other nutrients, which can help to eliminate free radicals and ease inflammation. It was found that walnuts can restrict the growth of breast cancer tumors. There are some studies in which it is said that you should eat two cups (two ounces) of walnuts per day because they will induce remarkable changes in the genes which are leading to breast cancer. [13]

Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all

You need to limit the amount of alcohol you drink. You should try not to drink more than one cup of alcohol per day if you have chosen to drink.

References:

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[3] Jaafarnejad F, Adibmoghaddam e, Emami SA, Saki A. Compare the effect of flaxseed, evening primrose oil and Vitamin E on duration of periodic breast pain. Journal of Education and Health Promotion. 2017;6:85.

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[13] Elaine Hardman W. Walnuts have potential for cancer prevention and treatment in mice. The Journal of Nutrition. 2014;144(4):555S-560S.

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