It is very common in most women that just days before the arrival of menstruation, the breasts swell and are more sensitive. It is another of the symptoms of Premenstrual Syndrome.
During the second half of the menstrual cycle, estrogen levels have been increasing considerably compared to the first half, this brings with it that the mammary ducts become larger. The same happens with the other leading hormone in this cycle, progesterone, this causes an increase in the mammary glands.
Tips to reduce breast sensitivity during menstruation
- Avoid drinking caffeine during those days.
- Do not eat high- fat foods and considerably reduce your salt intake.
- Foods like watermelon, artichoke and asparagus are diuretics and will make us feel lighter and less bloated.
- Performing some type of physical exercise will help us feel better and reduce these symptoms in the breasts.
- Taking some oral contraceptives can help reduce swelling and breast tenderness, so it is convenient that we consult our gynecologist for advice.
- The use of a correct bra according to our breasts is essential to reduce pain associated with menstruation and prevent other possible injuries.