All breasts are different, every woman’s breasts are different from each other, and even your own are different from each other. They come in different shapes, sizes, and consistencies, and it’s quite common for you to have one bigger than the other. It’s a good idea to get familiar with your breasts, to know how they feel at different times of the month because it’s common for them to change during your menstrual cycle and many women find that after the menopause, their breasts feel softer, less firm and not as lumpy. It’s essential to take care of your breasts, and as part of that, you need to examine them regularly.
Get To Know Yourself
As well as knowing how your breasts feel, and it is also a good idea to find out if you are at risk of breast cancer. Has anyone in your family has had breast cancer or ovarian cancer? If so, then it’s essential to let your doctor know. As well as that, the most pro-active thing you do for yourself is to make sure you practice monthly breast self-exams to check for anything that’s not normal for you.
If there is any unusual lumps or swelling, then you need to be aware of it. If you don’t know how to check your breasts, then have a look for a handy guide which can help you and show you how to do it and what to look out for. If you do notice anything odd then it’s important not to worry but to go to a doctor as soon as possible. They might just have a feel themselves or they might want to check it out by sending you for an MRI scan, either way, don’t be alarmed as it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you’re not into moisturizing your body after you shower, then it can feel like an extra, time-consuming job you have to do, however, did you know that moisturizing is good for your breasts? The skin around your breasts is quite thin, and it can also be sensitive. Try using a thicker cream that doesn’t have any irritating chemicals as this will prevent your breast area from becoming dry and sore.
You have lymph nodes around your breast area, and these carry a fluid called lymph, which helps to fight off illness. The lymphatic system needs movement to keep the fluid moving along. One way of helping it to get more movement is to massage towards your heart. Massaging is also really relaxing and can help you to de-stress as well.
Stick To A Healthy Diet and Exercise Regularly
Just like with the rest of your body, your breasts also benefit from a healthy nutritious diet and regular exercise. Make sure you have a well-balanced diet which contains proteins, healthy fats, and nutrient-dense foods, such as nuts, eggs, milk, and vegetables. Getting more physical activity also reduces the overall risk of breast cancer by 10-30%, so moderate exercise will help protect your breasts. If you’re not sure on where to start, then speak to your doctor or head down to your local gym and have a chat with someone to find out what is best for you as everyone is different.