Most women are frightened to discover a breast lump. For ALETRIS patients, immediate diagnosis of the cause of the lump occurs within a matter of days. Imaging such as thermography, ultrasound, and MRI play an instrumental role in a fast and accurate diagnosis.

Fortunately, four out of five breast lumps are benign. The most common causes of benign breast lumps are fibrocystic breast disease, cysts, and fibroadenomas.

In a naturopathic medicine, all causes of benign breast lumps are related. Diet, toxicity, stress, and exercise levels are evaluated in conjunction with hormone testing to best determine the cause of the lump.

Hormone imbalance is a common cause of breast lumps. Hypothyroidism, for example, can cause estrogen to build up in the breasts and result in lump formation. Once the thyroid has been balanced, the predisposition to form breast lumps disappears. Finally, estrogen metabolism is assessed and corrected.

ALETRIS naturopathic physicians treat breast lumps naturally. Call our office to schedule an appointment with an ALETRIS naturopath.