Testosterone And Hormonal Issues In Breast Development
Contrary to the popular notion, testosterone – a male hormone from the androgen family – is also present in the
female hormonal pool. It is produced in small amounts (about 5% of that in men) in women's ovaries and adrenal
glands, and plays an essential role in maintaining muscle and bone strength, as well as in keeping the female
libido in full throttle.
But problems arise if women start producing too much of testosterone, which kind of dilutes the efficacy of female
hormone estrogen. Some of the symptoms associated with excess testosterone levels in women are: excessive hair
growth on the body, especially on the face, arms and legs, adult acne, male pattern baldness, excess weight around
the abdomen, irregular periods, ovarian cysts, suppression of normal breast development, etc.
The primary issue addressed here is how to prevent testosterone from sabotaging normal breast growth. One of the
lifestyle factors that can cause excess testosterone levels in females and disturb the natural hormonal balance is
the diet. A diet rich in sugars and refined carbohydrates can cause huge surges of insulin in the blood. This
excess insulin not only triggers the production of excess testosterone, it also makes the body more responsive to
the effects of testosterone. And the vicious circle continues.
If you want to prevent excess testosterone from sabotaging normal breast growth, as a first measure you can
incorporate some lifestyle changes that will help balance your hormonal levels – hormonal balance is the key to
gaining a perfectly shaped, optimally sized, and toned bust.
And to do that, as far as possible, in a natural way through diet and exercise is the best. Why resort to drastic
measures like hormonal medications and cosmetic surgery without first trying out the natural and safer alternative?
Unless excess testosterone production is due to some underlying disease of the endocrine system, you should be able
to achieve satisfactory results in a natural way.
To begin with, eliminate refined sugars and refined carbohydrates from your menu. Switch over to a healthy diet
consisting of whole grains, legumes, beans, and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid as far as possible
foods containing saturated fats and trans fats (e.g., full-cream dairy products, red meats, fried foods, etc.).
This diet change will not only regulate your cholesterol levels, it will also help balance your hormones – not
surprising considering that cholesterol is the basic ingredient from which hormones are manufactured in the body.
Add to this a specially formulated exercise program aimed at promoting healthy breast development through
strengthening of the endocrine system and toning of the underlying muscles.
Other than changes in diet, you may also want to consider natural breast
enhancements. Some of the options include breast enhancement pills,
creams, lotions, massage and even hypnosis. Needless to say, this is definitely
a safer option than going through a surgery.
Are Hormone Supplements Safe?
Below is a press release from the U.S. government released on December 11, 2002 entitled, "U.S. lists hormone
therapy as carcinogen":
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Estrogen replacement therapy joined the official U.S. government list of
cancer-causing agents on Wednesday, along with wood dust and ultraviolet light.
A big study published in July showed that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of several kinds of
cancer, including breast cancer, although it seems to lower the risk of colon cancer. It also raises the risk of
The report also lists wood dust as a "known human carcinogen." The report, part of the National Toxicology
Program's biennial report on cancer-causing agents, says unprotected workers in sawmills, furniture factories and
similar places have a higher risk of cancers of the nasal cavities and sinuses.
And it lists broad-spectrum ultraviolet light, both naturally produced by the sun and the light made by tanning
beds and lamps, as a known cause of cancer in people.
The various separate kinds of UV light, such as UVA, UVB and UVC, are listed as probable carcinogens because it is
not clear whether each one on its own alone could cause cancer.
"This and 15 other new listings bring the total of substances in the report, 'known' or 'reasonably anticipated' to
pose a cancer risk, to 228," the Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement.
The NTP, part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, one of the National Institutes of Health,
updates its list of known and suspected cancer-causing agents after lengthy study and scientific reviews by three
expert panels of government and non-government scientists.
Also new to the list are nickel compounds and beryllium and its compounds commonly used in industry. Beryllium was
previously listed as "reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen."
"About 800,000 workers are exposed via inhalation of beryllium dust or dermal (skin) contact with products
containing beryllium," the department statement said.
"Workers with the highest potential for exposure include beryllium miners, beryllium alloy makers and fabricators,
ceramics workers, missile technicians, nuclear reactor workers, electric and electronic equipment workers, and
Joining the list of reasonable cancer suspects are IQ, or 2-amino-3-methylimidazo(4,5-f)quinoline, which is formed
during direct cooking with high heat of foods such as meat and eggs and which is also found in cigarette smoke.