Dangers of Herbal Breast Enlargement Products

The health product market is flooded with breast enlargement products offering an all natural ‘cure’ for young girls and women with small breasts. Due to a lack of regulation in most countries, herbal breast enlargement products are available over-the-counter at your local health store or via mail order and websites offering delivery to your door. These products have not undergone extensive clinical trials and their safety and effectiveness cannot be independently validated.

The breasts are an important organ of the body which plays a crucial role in certain body processes beyond their aesthetic appeal. Apart from their role in breastfeeding, they also have an impact on the female hormones. Unfortunately the media focus on larger, firmer breasts have placed undue pressure on many women, either with small breasts or sagging breasts.

Herbal Breast Enhancement

Herbal breast enhancement products promise breast enlargement and firming with no side effects. Firstly, the idea that a herbal product is always a safe product is unfounded. Herbal products are derived from plant source but are still pharmacologically active substances. This means that they have a chemical effect on the body. Secondly, most herbal products do not adhere to the same strict regulations governing the pharmaceutical industry. This means that there is no product testing, clinical trials or legislation binding the manufacturer and distributor to market their product only based on results derived from research studies.

Ultimately you use these products at your own risk and you cannot hold the manufacturer or distributor liable for any complications that may arise from the use of the product.

Breast Enlargement Creams and Pills

Most herbal breast enlargement products are available as creams or pills (tablets and capsules). These products aim at increasing breast size by one of the following methods :

  • Increasing blood flow to the area.
  • Delivering hormone-like compounds (derivatives of estrogen) to the breast.
  • Causing swelling to the breast by applying irritants and with the aid of massage.

If moderate breast enlargement is noted, it will often be short term. Once the product is stopped, the breast will usually return to their original size.

Possible Complications of Herbal Breast Enhancement Products

Herbal breast enlargement products can cause the following effects :

  • Itching and skin rashes on the breast.
  • Changes of the menstrual cycle.
  • Changes in breast milk production in women who are lactating.
  • Nipple discharge.
  • Breast pain, swelling and tenderness.

Natural Breast Growth

Young women and teenage girls are more likely to buy herbal breast enhancement products as a means of increasing their bust size without having to undergo breast augmentation.  Always consult with your doctor before considering any breast enlargement product as it can affect your reproductive health or even increase the risk of breast cancer. It is important to bear in mind that in the teens and early adulthood, the breast size can still increase with age.

In adult women, breast augmentation could be an option for increasing the bust size but this should be only be done after careful consideration as breast surgery also has a host of complications. Rather wait for natural breast growth over time and do not use untested products for increasing your bust size. Women with a history of breast cancer should not use herbal breast enlargement products as there is a possibility of recurrence of a tumor.

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