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Healthy breasts are an important part of the curvaceous beauty that women are proud of. Keeping breasts healthy is more than just a regular mammogram. What we need to know is what we should do to reduce the risk of breast cancer. If we know more about it, we can control many things to keep ourselves and our breasts as healthy as possible. Also, we can tell our friends and families about or even do together.
Here are some tips to keep your breasts healthy, maybe you can do some to reduce your risk:
Make exercising a part of your life.
We all know that regular physical exercise is one of the most important things you can do for your health. But how long do we need to exercise a day to be healthy, and how much is necessary to ward off breast cancer? The American Cancer Society recommends getting at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week (ideally, spread out, not all at once).
You can spread your exercise out during the week, so you don’t have to do it all at once. Also, you can even break it up into smaller parts of the time during the day.
Keep a healthy weight.
Being overweight or obese is a risk factor for breast cancer, losing total body weight by 5% to 10% can reduce the risk of cancer. It may seem like a small amount, but research shows that it can improve your health. Even if you find losing weight hard, but the best way to reach a healthy weight is to burn or limit your calories or have a healthy eating pattern that includes a variety of vegetables, fiber-rich legumes (beans and peas), fruits in a variety of colors, and whole grains.
Take care of your breast skin.
Wearing a suitable bra, learning about breast care and how to do self-exams. Breast skin gets dry and sensitive, just like the rest of your skin. And because it is thinner and more delicate than other areas, it is also prone to wrinkles. To get the softest skin, wash your chest area with soap and water in the shower and moisturize your breast.
Your doctor can show you how to do a breast self-exam. So you can examine your breast to look for any unusual changes in your breasts.
If you notice any of these, you should talk about with your doctor:
Changes in skin texture,
Change in the size or shape of the breast
Limit the amount of alcohol.
There is further evidence that there is a link between women’s drinking and an increased risk of breast cancer. If you want to make every effort to reduce the risk of breast cancer then limiting alcohol consumption is necessary. I know it’s not easy, but first try to keep it to one serving a day or less, and then try to drink two or fewer alcoholics a week.
Learn Your Family History.
Learning your family history of cancer can help you know if you have a higher risk of getting breast or ovarian cancer at a young age. Women who have close relatives diagnosed with breast cancer have a higher risk of developing the disease.
Take a screening test.
How to prevent breast cancer and how often women should be screened for cancer is a key, as with many of the most common cancers, if they can be detected early, better results can be obtained.
It is important to follow your doctor’s advice on how often you should have a breast health check. Also, get to know what your breasts feel like and let your doctor know if you notice a new and worrying lump or other breast changes.
Get a breast exam every 1-3 years from ages 25-39, and then every year after you turn 40.
Get a mammogram every 1-2 years after you turn 40.
Though breast screenings can’t prevent cancer, they can help to find cancer earlier, when they are easier to treat.
Avoid chemicals related to cancer.
Some chemicals and harmful substances around you in daily life can affect your breasts. This includes some food, cosmetics, plastics and household items.
Keeping breasts healthy goes beyond regular routine mammograms. Diet and exercise adjustments, managing stress, and a good mood are all part of ensuring that your breasts stay happy and healthy. Can you do it for your breasts?