How well do you really know your breasts?
Breasts may attract a lot of attention, but natural hormonal and other changes can lead to them feeling uncomfortable and give rise to health worries. We can suffer soreness and swelling related to our monthly cycles, painful swelling during menopause, changes due to pregnancy and aging, mastitis, and breast cancer. Despite their importance, for most of us, our breasts remain a mystery. One in seven women in the UK will suffer breast cancer at some point in their lives. The risk for men seems to be increasing but is around a hundred times lower. It is therefore essential that we understand the structure and the vital relationship between the breast and the lymphatic system to better look after ourselves.
Get Breast Wise
This short video gives key information with a self-help approach to look after the internal health of your breasts. Understanding the biological workings of your breasts, Breast Wise® gives a brief understanding of how a self-help routine through a simple lymphatic massage, could offer you amazing benefits and relief from painful, engorged, or swollen breasts!
Watch this video to help improve your own breast health...
Did you know that pressure felt in the nipple can be indicators of early changes inside the breast?
Please check your nipples every morning and note any differences between them. They should both feel similar, soft, and pliable. If when you check them they are harder or permanently swollen they should not stay like this, but rather revert to normal fairly quickly or later in the day. If they don't, it could mean there is a possible pressure build-up further up in the milk ducts or even in the armpit as early signs of breast cancer indicate looking for changes in your nipple. Good breast health advice is to make sure there is no build-up of pressure within the breast tissue by getting to know your nipples and what `normal feels like`.
Symptoms of breast cancer can often be seen first by changes of the nipple and areola. Not all women have the same symptoms. Some people do not have any signs or symptoms at all. A person may find out they have breast cancer after a routine mammogram. Changes in the nipple are not necessarily symptoms or signs of breast cancer. Other conditions of the nipple can mimic the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Always be aware of any changes in the breast or surrounding tissue.