Having beautiful, healthy breasts is every woman’s desire. Yet many woman tend to overlook the necessity to pay due awareness to their well-being. With so many urgent things that draw her attention, caring for her upper torso beauties would be the last thought in her mind. Nevertheless considering her way ofaging, living, and climatic conditions, caring for breasts should also be equally essential for a woman.
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change from adolescence to menopause. Breast lumps, mastitis, cysts, and painful breasts can occur in many women. Knowing how to care a breast and when to see your doctor if you are worried about changes to your breasts is important.
Here are some tips to keep your breasts and your body healthy.
Good night’s sleep
Staying up late can result in greater exposure to light at night, which suppresses melatonin levels. That can be a problem because research suggests melatonin may help regulate estrogen. Another reason to turn in early and get seven to eight hours.
Fat cells produce estrogen, and high levels of that hormone have been linked to certain cancers. Exercise can shrink the size of fat cells, so your body pumps out less estrogen. It recommends getting at least 120 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, spread out, not all at once. Any kind of cardio will do, so hit the nature trail or hop on your bike. If your time is limited, exercising at high intensity for 60 minutes a week will have the same benefit.
Wearing The Right Bra:
Though a girl knows much about the suitable and comfortable personal inner wears, with time and living styles her body shape may alter. Wearing a perfect bra is a must. Wearing a good ‘exercise bra’ will avert further sagging of breasts. The best information is only 5% women below forties are prone to Cancer.
Breast moisturising can often feel like a bit of a chore, but it’s good for keeping your breasts happy if you have the time and want to. The skin around your breasts is thin and can be particularly sensitive so, if this is something you’d like to try, it’s a good idea to use a thicker cream that doesn’t contain any irritating chemicals to prevent your chest area from becoming dry and sore.
If you notice rashed or redness around your chest area, it may well be your skin reacting to a synthetic fabric in your clothing or a chemical in your moisturiser. It’s a good idea to get it checked out with your doctor just in case and, if it is the fabrics or the cream, wearing clothing that is 100% cotton and using natural skin-creams can help prevent further irritation.
Don’t lose it over a lump
It’s easy to freak out if you find something during a self-exam or to go into denial and do nothing. Here’s some perspective: Four out of five lumps felt in the breast are benign. Many times a new bump turns out to be a cyst, or fluid-filled sac, associated with hormonal fluctuations. Though a new lump is probably not cancer, get it checked out by your doctor, just in case.
Indulge in some chocolate
A compound in dark chocolate may fight fast-growing cancers.
The compound interacts with an enzyme, which causes cancerous cells to die but leaves normal cells alone. The finding may one day even lead to adding some chocolate to current cancer treatments. In the meantime, it gives you a good reason to enjoy a square.
Fruit and veggies
Eating your vegetables and fruit may actually help curb cancer. Several recent studies have suggested that eating a lot of fruit and veggies may be associated with a lowered risk for developing estrogen-receptor-negative breast tumors. The effect may be due to the fact that produce tends to be rich in carotenoids, natural pigments that often serve as antioxidants. Estrogen receptor negative breast cancers make up only about fifteen percent of all breast cancers, but they’re particularly hard to treat.
Don’t forget folic acid
Not eating enough folate, the naturally occurring form of folic acid, is linked with impaired ability to repair DNA. And damaged DNA has, in turn, been linked to cancer. Folate is found in foods such as spinach and black-eyed peas, as well as in folic-fortified cereals and grains. Try to get 400 micrograms daily.
Psychological factors may be linked to increased risk for cancer, possibly because people under stress may tend to turn to alcohol or overeating in an attempt to cope with the pressure. Learn how to tame your tension with these three easy everyday techniques:
– Take deep belly breaths. It slows and elongates brain waves, bringing on calm.
-Watch your favorite comedy. Enjoying a lot of laugh activates the areas of the brain that govern humor, in turn suppressing the brain’s stress regions.
– Adopt an sugestion. Try “I love my life” and repeat it when you’re happy. That will train the mind to associate the phrase with being content. Then, when you’re on edge, chant your sugestion and you’ll immediately feel more at ease.
Drink less alcohol
Women who drank more than 3 drinks a day had 1.5 times the risk of developing breast cancer as did nondrinkers. Try to keep it to 1 serving a day or less: 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine or 1.5 ounces of hard liquor.
Around your breasts, are lymph nodes which carry fluid called lymph which helps fight off illness. The lymphatic system relies on the movement of the body to keep the fluid moving along, and so one way of helping it out is to massage in the direction that your lymph wants to move, towards the heart. Massaging is also relaxing and helps to reduce stress and cultivate a positive way of touching your body through movements that show care and affection for your body as a whole. As well as a source of self-care, it can also be a nice way to treat yourself after a breast self-exam.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
Breasts require balanced nourishment and regular exercise to keep them happy. A well-balanced diet containing healthy fats, proteins, and nutrient-dense foods, such as eggs, nuts, milk and vegetables is one way of helping them along. Increased physical activity reduces the overall risk of breast cancer by 10-30%, so moderate exercise will help protect your breasts. Exercise and diet will vary for every person, depending on needs, time and your body.
To bra or no to bra for beast care.
There is of course absolutely no wrong or right when it comes to whether or not you should wear a bra. It all depends on your body and its needs. If you wear a bra, it’s better to have a couple that fit really well and keep your boobs happy than lots of bras that get away with slyly chilling under your tops without chipping in on the overall wellbeing of your breasts.
Of course, it’s great that women are talking about their their breasts, and many of these advice can be helpful. However, occasionally it feels as though they slip into the realm of prescription and generalisation rather than suggestion–acknowledging and celebrating that every reader’s body and breasts will be different.
Anyone with mammaries is vulnerable to ailments running the gamut from the more mild, like dry nipples and the slow sag that accompanies aging, to the more severe and scary, like cancer.
There are many ways to care for breasts to prevent or postpone some of those concerns and to monitor for those things that could be dangerous. So tips above are your totally comprehensive breast-care routine.