As is with most health issues, so is the case with breasts—a stitch in time saves nine. So if we women can only be a little mindful of our breast health and a little more education, we could take preventive care. We roped in gynecologist Dr.Sangeeta Agrawal to list out factors that might be affecting our breast health. Read on and take note, ladies…
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It is very common amongst young girls to worry about their image if their chest size is too small or too big. Obviously, there’s no right or wrong. And some basic chest exercises can help with the development of the chest muscles to give you a little more fullness.

Always wear a bra as per the occasion  wear-correct-bra-size

Wearing a bra is a matter of choice, it is a debatable issue but it is advisable to wear one none-the-less. There are different types of bras available so one should wear the correct size and correct type for different occasions.

At night ideally you should be wearing a comfortable non-wired, non-buckled loose fit, sports bra.

Whilst doing sports activities one should obviously wear a firm support bra with a good fit but without any wires, in fact, a seamless bra is even better.

When you are at work or at a party, you can wear a bra that best suits the dress type and irrespective of the occasion, one should wear the correct size. Most women do not know how to measure the correct band and cup size for themselves. This is when you can actually ask the lingerie salesgirls for assistance (many brands make sure that they give their salesgirls a thorough education when it comes to this) to guide you to buying the correct size.

Breast cancer precautionary care breast-cancer-precautionary-care

Your girls are your best assets, so it goes without saying that you’ve got to take care of them! This is especially true for those who have a family history of breast cancer.

For screening, the standard method is a Mammography which is usually recommended to women after the age of 50. Women who have had family history of breast cancer fall in the high risk zone while the others are obviously in low risk zone. Women in low risk zone can start Mammography at the age of 50 but women who have high risk need to discuss this with a doctor who has treated their family and then decide on the kind of screening pattern or the age at which they should start screening.

Discomfort and trouble  breast-check-ups

All women need to get a regular checkup once every few months.You can even do a self-examination, for which you can visit your physician or refer to the many guides online. If, by chance, you happen to detect something suspicious, head over to your doctor immediately and book your appointment for a chest sonography.