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Special Article: 5 Ways to Reduce Risk avoid breast cancer

Wednesday, 01 December 2021, 5:07 PM.

Special Article: 5 Ways to Reduce Risk avoid breast cancer

Breast cancer is considered the number one cancer in women. It is something close that should not be overlooked. Because cancer in women is the most common in Thailand and around the world. According to statistics from the National Cancer Institute, there are approximately 13,000 new cases of breast cancer in Thai women per year, or 35 per day, and the trend is increasing every year. But did you know that breast cancer is not only for women? Men can be the same. which has a similar cause to breast cancer in women Men are only 0.5-1% more likely to develop breast cancer compared to 100 women with breast cancer, which is extremely rare.

Warning signs that may indicate Your risk of developing breast cancer is the shape of the breast. or changes in the nipples, for example, the breasts may enlarge, deflate, become deformed, swollen, red, or dimpled in the nipples have chronic lesions on the breast There is fluid leaking from the nipple. And in some people, there may be swollen armpits as well. Breast cancer is caused by abnormalities in the cells in the breast, milk ducts, or mammary glands. This may be caused by abnormal cell division. including abnormalities sex hormones in the body It may have been a cyst or cyst on the breast. or inflammation which according to the theory of Thai traditional medicine lump tumors or cancer This is due to the accumulation of heat in the body for a long time at any one area until it causes inflammation, swelling, redness, and heat, including eating the wrong foods such as fermented food, canned food, frozen food, unfresh overnight food. Foods that are prone to acidosis or high blood limestone such as bamboo shoots, sato, young vegetables such as acacia, acacia, all of which will cause precipitation. and accumulate stagnation, blockage, causing the blood and lymphatic system to flow poorly until inflammation In chronic inflammation, it may turn into an abscess, lump, swelling, and tenderness. Without proper care and treatment, blisters are abscesses. Or the lump may develop into cancer cells, such as inflammation of the cyst around the breast.

5 ways to reduce your risk of breast cancer prevention

1. Avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol and smoking.

To drink alcohol a few times a week. It can increase your risk of developing breast cancer. So if you can reduce the amount of drinking. will be able to help reduce the risk partly

2. Exercise

Numerous studies have shown that women who exercise regularly have a lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to women who do not exercise. The risk was reduced by 20–30% with moderate-intensity exercise, such as brisk walking, aerobic dance, and yoga, 3-4 hours a week. have been treated for breast cancer

3. Use estrogen replacement for menopause.

Women in menopause often experience symptoms such as hot flashes. sweating profusely at night, insomnia, mood swings And feel fatigued, etc., so estrogen therapy. It is a synthetic hormone. for use as hormone replacement therapy in postmenopausal women The WHO study found that women who received hormonal drugs Women have a 24% increased chance of developing breast cancer compared to women who do not have hormones. It must be used under the strict guidance and supervision of a doctor. And should not buy pills or herbal creams that contain female hormones to use. Because it may stimulate breast cancer.

4. Regularly screening for breast cancer

We can avoid being “Breast cancer” is to avoid risk factors that can cause breast cancer.

and keep breast cancer screening regularly at least once a year to find early breast cancer risk as early as possible It is generally recommended to do breast self-exams. Or if there is any abnormality in the breast area, you should see a doctor for a correct diagnosis and prompt treatment.

5. Eat a plant-based diet

Focus on plant-based diets such as whole grains, vegetables, fruits and nuts such as green beans and lentils. These foods are rich in phytonutrients. Which is an antioxidant such as carotenoids, glucosinolates, etc. that have properties to help prevent changes in cells in the human body. and inhibit the proliferation of abnormal cells which may turn into cancer cells In addition, eating fruits and vegetables helps to control weight. Prevent obesity, which is one of the causes of breast cancer.

In addition to the recommended food, there is another one that helps prevent cancer according to Thai traditional science, which is herbs. that has properties to help restore the blood and lymphatic system immune system and prevent cancer such as Acacia Phiman mushroom Khao Yen Nuea, Khao Yen Tai, all have pharmacological effects in enhancing immunity and preventing cancer. The acacia mushroom has research found that it contains Polyphenols and Hispolon that inhibit proliferation. and inducing apoptosis of breast cancer cells in vitro Khao Yen Nuea and Khao Yen Tai have anti-cancer properties. It was also found that the extract of southern rice was able to inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells. For more information, please contact www.natureherbinter.com or LINE ID : Natureherbinter call 02 117 9899

Article Compiled by: D.D.T. Thitari​ Sunthornphisit, Applied Thai Traditional Medicine

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