A woman’s breasts have a direct impact on her physical, sexual, psychological and physiological life. Thus, it is important to learn about your breasts and how to care for them.
10 Breasts Facts
- Breasts are mainly made up of fatty tissues called adipose, milk-ducts and glands.
- The muscles around the breasts work together with Coopers ligament to act like a natural bra, supporting the weight of the breasts on the front.
- Female breasts are responsive to three major hormones; estrogen, progesterone, and prolactin.
- Female breasts do not stay the same throughout life. They will swell or change during menstrual cycles, enlarge during pregnancy and shrink or droop when you start to age and go through the menopause.
- The medical term of breast sagging is breast ‘ptosis’ and can be measured (pop up picture) by comparing the relationship between the nipple and the inflamammary fold (the crease at the bottom part of the breast).
- Exercise does not directly increase or reduce your bust size.
- Indirect bust reduction – only occurs as a result of total body fat weight loss and is easily noticeable
- Indirect bust enhancement – exercise generally helps to tone up the muscle where the breasts lie, giving it a more prominent laline, thus a shapelier and larger appearance.
- Exercise has been scientifically shown to reduce the likehood of any cancer including breast cancer.
- Just like exercising, breast massaging is a good way to relax. It also helps to reduce breast tenderness arising from PMS.
- Just like our body, your breasts are susceptible to major environmental pollutants such as pesticides, cigarette smoking. UV rays and contaminated water that could be detrimental to your overall health.
- A balanced diet ensures good breast health.