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5 Ways to Keep your Breasts Healthy

Nithya Lakshmi | May 22, 2018

Most women do not pay heed to their health, due to their hectic schedule. At times, it so happens that women hardly have the time to dress well for work or for casual events. So one can just count the number of women who might actually be taking care of their breasts, which is another essential part of one’s body like any other organ. Here are a few ways by which you can take care of your breasts-

1) Choose the Right Bra

When you select a bra, you need to look at two factors – age and the occasion to wear. If you are sitting at home, you can wear a cotton bra and when you step out it is recommended to wear a supple padded bra. Wearing the wrong bra size may lead to problems like breast pain, redness, skin irritation and difficulty in breathing. Your breasts also keep changing in size due to pregnancy, menopause or weight gain. So it is crucial to wear the right bra size.


2) Sleep without a Bra at Night

If you go to bed while wearing a bra then you are sure to face changes in your blood circulation. Sleeping in bra pricks because of the sweat that is generated, it might also lead to fungal infections in the body. So it is advised not wear a bra while you sleep,  thereby giving your breasts room to breath easily at night. 


3) Stay Away from Unhygienic Brassiere

We often have a tendency to wear certain clothes multiple times, but these clothes don’t go well with the undergarments worn below them. There are a lot of chances that you are allowing certain bacteria, fungus, oil, and sweat to rest on your brassiere unknowingly. So it is wise to wash them and not put them back on the shelf after wearing them once.


4) Wash your Breast Everyday

Ensure you keep your chest clean like any other body parts. Wash your breast with clean water and soap every day. As protected body parts are highly moisturized, breasts are vulnerable to any kind of disease. Hence, keeping them dry is also essential.


5) Do not Ignore Signs of Swelling

If you happen to notice any changes or difficulty in your chest or if you have regular breast-related issues then do not hesitate to consult a doctor. This might be a symptom of a serious disease.  Treating the disease at the right time increases the likelihood of the disease being treated positively.

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Nithya Lakshmi


Women Health


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