Medical management of fibrocystic complex

1. Oral contraceptives are effective for severe breast pain in most young women. Start with a pill that contains lowamounts of estrogen and relatively high amounts of progesterone (Loestrin, LoOvral, Ortho-Cept).

2. If oral contraceptives do not provide relief, medroxyprogesterone 5-10 mg/day from days 15-25 of each cycle is added.

3. A professionally fitted support bra often provides significant relief.

4. A low fat diet, vitamins (E and B complex), evening primrose oil, and stopping smoking may provide relief.

5. NSAIDs and bromocriptine have been used.

References: See page 195.

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

A Disquistion On The Evils Of Using Tobacco

Among the evils which a vitiated appetite has fastened upon mankind, those that arise from the use of Tobacco hold a prominent place, and call loudly for reform. We pity the poor Chinese, who stupifies body and mind with opium, and the wretched Hindoo, who is under a similar slavery to his favorite plant, the Betel but we present the humiliating spectacle of an enlightened and christian nation, wasting annually more than twenty-five millions of dollars, and destroying the health and the lives of thousands, by a practice not at all less degrading than that of the Chinese or Hindoo.

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