6 common mistakes that can hurt your breast health
Breasts are a sensitive body organ but are not paid attention to. Most of us are guilty of not examining our breasts regularly. You might not feel like it, but your breasts need special care.
We all must take preventive measures to avoid any kind of breast-related ailments. Many of us develop habits that can degrade our breast health over time. Here are six common habits that can unknowingly harm your breast health and you must stop.
Wearing the wrong bra size
You will never feel good if you are not wearing the right bra size. Wearing a bra can lead to sagging and stretching of the breast. Wearing a too-tight bra can block blood flow. It can cause neck, back and shoulder pain.
Waxing the nipple hair
As per the study published by the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, using a razor around the nipple area can lead to infection. Hair removal by any means can increase the risk of inflammation.
As per the study conducted by the University of Lawa nipple piercing can damage milk production ducts and cause the mammaries to increase the risk of developing an abscess which can be a painful pus-filled infection.
Excessive smoking and caffeine intake
We all know smoking is injurious for our lungs and heart but it can also cause breast-related issues such as elasticity loss, sagging, increased risk of breast cancer and breast tenderness.
Not wearing bra
Make sure to wear a bra when you are stepping out for a run or a jog. Not giving your breast enough support can lead to severe pain and discomfort.
Using duct tape
Fashion video often recommends using duct tape to lift and support your bra when you wear something that cannot be worn with a bra. But duct tape can cause allergy, itching, inflammation and rashes.