You’ve felt it. That tender, heavy feeling in your breasts. Then comes the cramps and cravings. What’s going on with my body? Calm down, it’s not just you. It’s perfectly normal and it’s a good way to know that time of the month is near.
When your period is approaching, your body’s hormones go all over the place. Your breast tissue in particular is sensitive to changes in hormone levels, mainly estrogen and progesterone. During the second half of your period, these are elevated to prepare the lining of the uterus. All of this stimulation makes the breast tissue swell a little and become tender.
A good way of relieving breast tenderness is to keep them in place as much as possible. The less they move, the better. Sports bras are great for this. In fact, exercise is great for relieving PMS symptoms like breast pain, believe it or not. So when that pulsating pain starts creeping up on you, put on a good supportive bra and go for a walk to ease the aches. Taking a steamy bath after helps, too!
You can also reduce breast pain before they start interfering with your life. Start with your diet. Try cutting back on salty food and caffeine as much as you can. While you’re at it, eat more soy and fibre while avoiding dairy food. If the pain becomes unbearable, don’t be afraid to visit a clinic and get some pain medication. Remember, the pain goes away when your period comes so hang in there!
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