Ten Tips For Better Breast Health

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Here’s an odd reality; women pay more attention to their breasts than men do, and think about them more also. Of course, a woman’s point of view is different than a man’s in thinking about breasts. For women, there are 3 things that rise above all else:

• breast size

• breast sagging

• breast cancer

All of this comes under the topic of breast health, which is critical for women, especially in today’s world where there seems to be more focus on women’s health overall. The breasts are most indicative of how healthy a woman is, what kind of shape she’s in, and how she’s treating herself overall. Maintaining healthy breasts isn’t hard; it’s just the act of doing what a woman needs to do that many women aren’t consistently vigilant at.

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Here are some tips of things women should think about that address all of the above topics:

1. There is no magical cream or exercise that will increase the size of your breasts. It just doesn’t exist; sorry to tell you. Breast size is dependent upon genetics, plain and simple.

2. You can tighten your breasts, which might make them look bigger. If a woman has very saggy breasts, there are exercises she can do to make them tighten, which also makes them lift at the same time, thereby giving the allusion of growth. There are also a few creams, albeit very few which are legitimate, that can help tighten the skin.

3. The more you exercise, the smaller your breasts will get. Breasts are fatty tissue; exercise reduces fat. That’s why female body builders have such small breasts. Those that have large breasts most probably have implants, which is common in body building. However, if you don’t exercise to that extreme, you probably won’t notice your breast reduction.

4. Wear a sports bra when exercising or doing any other strenuous physical activity. The more a woman’s breasts bounce, the most apt they are to start sagging. This is more about consistently doing something; if it’s a one time thing then there’s no big deal. Some doctors will even recommend that larger breasted women wear two sports bras for more protection.

5. Lose weight. The more weight a woman has, the larger her breasts are, but it’s an unnatural increase, and thus the breasts will sag more.

6. Stop smoking. Smoking has carcinogens that could help bring on breast cancer. Also, it breaks down elastin, which helps give breasts their elasticity and youthful appearance.

7. If you’re having breast pain, cutting back on caffeine might help.

8. There are some supplements that are recommended for good breast health, which also helps make other areas of the body healthy. They include calcium, Vitamin D, primrose oil, tumeric powder, rosemary, and sage.

9. Self examination. Since women are looking at their breasts anyway, doing a monthly self check for changes in the breasts is recommended, especially if there’s either a family history or a woman isn’t necessarily taking healthy steps to prevent physical problems. Of course, there are no guarantees for or against getting breast cancer regardless of history or patterns, which is why it’s important to always be checking them for changes, especially lumps or growths.

10. See your doctor regularly. Regularly changes depending on age, family history, and health conditions. If you’re young, trying to see a doctor at least once a year is the way to go, but you may be fine. Once you get into your 30’s, it’s critical that you start seeing your doctor at least once a year. Yearly mammograms should begin by the time you’re around 35. You have a 1 in 68 chance to get breast cancer in your 30’s; that number jumps to 1 in 42 when you reach 50.

Following these 10 tips can help you maintain proper breast health for your entire life, making both you, and all the men you meet, very happy.

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