Healthy Breast Habits to Follow

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 05, 2014

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  • Always wear a bra that is of appropriate size; the size keeps changing.
  • Go through regular breast examinations either by yourself or a doctor.
  • Apply sunscreen to exposed parts of your breasts before stepping out in the sun.
  • Do not go for yo-yo dieting as rapid weight gain or weight loss is bad for breasts.

Breast cancer has been looming outside our boundaries for quite some time, even though men aren’t at as much risk, each woman carries at least a percent chance of having tumourous growth in her breasts.

Besides preventing the threat of breast cancer, healthy breasts instil an important degree of self confidence and beauty in a woman. With a few changes in your lifestyle and habits, you can prevent your breasts from sagging and developing infections.

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Wear a Bra of the right Size

It is very important to wear a bra that is of the right size i.e. one that does not let your breasts hang too loose or are pressing them too hard to give you a stroke. There are at least eight out of ten women who wear a bra of the wrong size and do not even realise. Wearing ill-fitting bra makes a woman not only feel uncomfortable but also trigger problems like shoulder, arm and back pain. Also, do not always depend on just one bra size for years because the size changes from time to time. So, make sure that you regularly check what the size of your breasts is to buy a bra that fits appropriately.


Go through Regular Breast-exams

The only way you can diagnose breast cancer is by going through regular breast exams. There is no symptom that is more apparent of breast cancer than a lump in the breast. And, most doctor first look for a lump in the breast by physically examining it. So, if you are afraid of visiting a doctor to get the breast exam performed, do it at home. The best time to perform a self breast exam is when you are in the shower. By gliding your hands easily on your skin, you will be able to see if you there is a lump. Remember that the earliest you find a lump, the easier it will be for your doctor to treat you.

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Apply SPF to the Breasts

This may take a while for you to digest, but applying SPF to the breasts will protect you from sagging breasts and cancer. That part of the skin sags and ages first that is exposed to the sun. So, if you wear shirts with a low-neck, remember to apply SPF on the exposed parts of your breast. Just think of it this way: when you apply sunscreen on exposed parts of your skin, why not apply it on the skin of your breasts too?


Quit a Yo-Yo Dieting

Yo-Yo dieting is a popular dieting program among those looking for rapid weight loss or weight gain. This could be a bad idea for the health of your breasts because of the constant weight change. A fluctuation change in one’s weight can cause the breasts to shrink or grow. To prevent either, just opt for a healthful diet plan that lets you to lose weight gradually.

If you have not yet started taking your breasts’ health seriously, it is high time you do that now.


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