Diet for mastitis - normalizes hormonal

January 13, 2011

 Diet breast
 Diet for mastitis - it's probably the only thing that helps normalize hormones without the use of hormones. But the problem is that many do not take the diet as a serious treatment. In addition, it must be observed at all times, and this shoulder is not for every woman.

 Diet for mastitis - normalizes hormonal

What is the breast, its causes and types

Breast (fibrocystic disease fibroadenomatosis) characterized by the appearance in the breast growths of connective tissue and the formation of cysts filled with clear liquid.

Breast may be widespread or diffuse and nodular. When node mastitis occurs in the mammary gland proliferation of connective tissue and the formation of cysts in the form of one or more nodes.

The cause of mastitis - hormonal changes, which can occur for various gynecological diseases, sexual disorders, hereditary predisposition, diseases of the liver and biliary tract, stress and so on.

Under the influence of these factors varies the ratio of hormones in a woman's body. In the formation of the "wrong" involving hormonal hormones of the hypothalamus (part of the brain that is responsible for the endocrine system), the pituitary gland (the main endocrine glands), thyroid, male and female hormones. The mechanism of formation of hormonal levels, which in turn promotes the formation of mastitis, is not fully understood. But it found that great importance is the relationship between the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone Progesterone - norm and pathology  Progesterone - norm and pathology
   and male sex hormones androgens. Thus, estrogens promote breast tissue swelling and widening it connective tissue cells, which are formed from the cyst. Progesterone, conversely, inhibits proliferation of these cells (proliferation), thus reducing a tendency to cyst formation. Androgens inhibit the action of estrogen and, therefore, also contribute to the reduction of mastitis. It enhances the effects of mastitis and increased secretion of prolactin - pituitary hormone that stimulates lactation.

Restoring hormonal carried out by various methods, not least when it takes diet.

 Diet for mastitis - normalizes hormonal

How diet can improve hormonal

As you know, all the things that we eat, in one way or another involved in the metabolism, that is, through a series of biochemical transformations of the nutrients are converted into body's own tissues and biologically active compounds involved in metabolic processes, including hormones.

The nature of power can influence the exchange steroids - substances of which are formed in the body and then androgens and estrogens. Increased amounts of fat and meat products is accompanied by a decrease in androgens and estrogens increase the content in the blood plasma. In addition, it attached great importance to the maintenance of adequate vitamins in the diet, as well as the content of coarse fiber fiber, anti-cancer properties that have been proven for a long time.

There is a close link between the use of methylxanthines (contained in large quantities in tea, coffee, chocolate, cocoa, cola) and the development of mastitis.

These substances contribute to the proliferation of connective tissue in the mammary glands and the formation of fluid in the cysts. Therefore, a complete rejection of their use can significantly reduce the pain and the feeling of swelling of the mammary glands.

As breast Breast - the mirror Women's Health  Breast - the mirror Women's Health
 And breast cancer Breast cancer: what every woman needs to know  Breast cancer: what every woman needs to know
   have a connection to the sluggish activity of the intestine, which is accompanied by chronic constipation, as well as changes in the intestinal microflora and not enough fiber in the diet. It is possible that this is accompanied by the re-absorption from the gut is already derived from bile estrogen. Therefore, women with mastopathy recommended foods rich in plant fiber and drinking enough fluids (at least 1, 5-2 liters per day) - it prevents constipation, and therefore, timely displays all harmful products of metabolism from the body.

Since estrogens are excreted via the liver and biliary tract, any violation of the diet, impede or limit the normal operation of the liver (fatty, fried, spicy food, alcohol and other substances that have a toxic effect on the liver) may eventually have an impact on the elimination of estrogens from organism. To improve the function of the liver is desired supplementation of B vitamins in the form of supplements or drugs.

 Diet for mastitis - normalizes hormonal

So what if there is mastitis?

Diet for mastitis involves the exception of fatty, fried, spicy and smoked food, as well as tea, coffee, cocoa and carbonated beverages such as Coca-Cola, which contain caffeine. You can not eat and drink - it inhibits the functioning of the liver.

You can eat lean meats and fish in boiled, stewed or steamed form, dairy products, fats as butter and vegetable oils. The daily diet should present a large number of vegetables containing crude fiber. It is any kind of cabbage, zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, carrots, potatoes, cucumbers and so on. These vegetables to be used as a raw or cooked form. Some people barely tolerate raw vegetables, they cause their flatulence Flatulence - when too much gas  Flatulence - when too much gas
 In this case, you need to eat vegetables in the form of heat-treated.

A lot of useful fiber pectin, which cleanse the intestines found in fruits such as apples, so every day is to eat 1-2 apples. A lot of pectin contained in the berries, so they are also useful.

Diet for mastitis - a real cure, but taking this medicine need constant.

Galina Romanenko

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  • disease of the breast

Diet for breastfeeding: protects baby

December 2, 2010

 Breastfeeding Diet
 Nutrition during breastfeeding is no less important than nutrition during pregnancy. Previously, doctors recommended nursing mothers consume 500 calories more than their usual daily norm. Today, experts recommend to pay more attention to quality rather than quantity of food.

Of course, the nutritional value of the foods included in the diet for breastfeeding is important, however, to add empty calories, which are rich in a variety of snacks, such as potato chips, would not be beneficial to the mother or child.

 Diet for breastfeeding: protects baby

The basis of the diet during breastfeeding should be complex carbohydrates. To get enough of them, include in your diet:

  • Vegetables - broccoli, cauliflower, sweet pepper;
  • Legumes;
  • Fruits - apples, plums, oranges, peaches Peaches: benefits and harms of sun fruits  Peaches: benefits and harms of sun fruits
  • Whole grains - whole wheat bread, oatmeal, brown rice.

In addition, the diet must include proteins and fats. Include in the diet of protein sources such as lean meat, fish, shellfish. Useful fats contain, in addition to the listed products, vegetable oils, nuts, seeds, avocado.

 Diet for breastfeeding: protects baby

Particularly important part of the diet nursing mothers are sources of calcium. During the period of breast-feeding women need to get at least 1000 mg of this substance in the day. Although dairy products are one of the richest sources of calcium, do not always have to drink milk to produce milk. If you do not like dairy products, or you are allergic to them, included in the diet, calcium sources such as salmon, broccoli, sesame seeds, tofu, Chinese cabbage.

A balanced diet while breastfeeding will not only provide the child with necessary nutrients, but also get rid of the accumulated during pregnancy excess kilograms.

During the period of breast-feeding should avoid smoking and alcohol, and to minimize the consumption of caffeine. Also better to give up trans fat, which is especially a lot of, for example, in margarine.

Because to get all the necessary nutrients for two people only from food can be difficult, ask your doctor to recommend a vitamin supplement. Often doctors recommend breastfeeding to continue taking prenatal vitamins - they will help the mother to recover faster after childbirth and increase the nutrient content of breast milk.

 Diet for breastfeeding: protects baby

Features of the digestive tract of a newborn baby

A feature of the digestive tract of a newborn baby is that he is poorly developed muscular coat. This enables to easily penetrate into the body to different toxins, hormones, drugs and so forth. When a baby is breastfed, the intestine had virtually no harmful substances - breast milk is almost completely absorbed in the intestine is no formation of harmful products of protein breakdown. When artificial feeding such products are formed, which slows down the growth of normal microflora and causes bloating Bloating - if you are bursting inside  Bloating - if you are bursting inside

Another feature is that the child is born completely sterile and only gradually over several months, in his gut normal microflora is formed, taking part in digestion. Breastfeeding contributes to the formation of such microorganisms.

Breast women is a selective barrier for drugs taken mother. However, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine (strong tea, coffee), iodine, acetylsalicylic acid, arsenic (it can be used when filling a tooth), some sleeping pills and other medicinal substances may pass into the milk and is easily absorbed into the not fully developed gastrointestinal tract child. Therefore, taking any medication breastfeeding mother needs to be coordinated with the doctor.

 Diet for breastfeeding: protects baby

How to avoid bloating

When breastfeeding between mother and child is established physiological balance, when the baby sucks as much milk as he needs. Therefore, with proper feeding baby Breastfeeding - a personal choice  Breastfeeding - a personal choice
   breast at the request of any bloating usually does not happen, because breast milk is absorbed completely. Belly swells even when an infant Baby man, though with a little finger  Baby man, though with a little finger
   a few days there is a chair - a feature of breastfeeding not constipation, but just in the gut a little stool for the full digestibility of breast milk.

But in some cases, a tummy swells, the child becomes restless. In this case, the mother is to analyze what she eats and what the child can be such a reaction. Bloating can cause foods rich in fiber and starch, is: raw cabbage, raw carrots, potatoes in any form, peas, beans, wholemeal bread. In addition, bloating may occur after the mother eats a lot of sweet, sweet, drink soft drinks.

 Diet for breastfeeding: protects baby

How to avoid allergies

Allergy to a particular food, eaten by the mother, often says that the child suffers from a hereditary allergy or atopy. After receiving the mother of certain foods (allergens) on the skin of the child appear a variety of rashes may appear as diarrhea, frequent regurgitation and so dale. The presence of atopy often not a surprise for the mother, or because she or someone from the family suffer from this hereditary disease. This mother is advisable to consult at the allergist, who taught her to identify food allergens using a food diary.

In addition, it should be excluded from the diet products having increased allergenicity: milk, cocoa, citrus fruits, some berries (strawberries, raspberries), fruits and vegetables red, orange, nuts.

The other mothers who atopy spared, do not worry, just like that, out of nowhere, allergies usually do not arise.

 Diet for breastfeeding: protects baby


The food is best steamed, boiled or stewed. The first time after birth is better to give up fried foods. The same applies to all spicy, fatty, smoked, and canned pickles. After the baby is adapting to the environment, can be progressively diversify the table.

In the first month of a child's life the mother nor should lean on fresh vegetables: favorite coleslaw and carrot are better left for later, they can be introduced into the diet of a few months.

And remember: maternal nutrition should be individualized, depending on the child's condition. If the mother is keenly listens to her baby, she quickly realizes that it is suitable and what is not. Maybe then her diet will be no different from the rest of the family diet.

Galina Romanenko

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  • lactation