Bra and your Health
Bras and Back pain
Back pain is mostly common among women with larger breasts. Any ill fitting bra may make your life miserable. It may do more harm than good.
The problem is handy if you wear a bra with too small a cup size to accommodate you.
Bra bands and cups providing insufficient support transfer all the weight, of your breasts, to the shoulder straps. This contributes to back, shoulder and muscle pain.
Bras and Fibrocystic disease, breast pain
Bras and Breast cancer risk
Sidney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer suggest that wearing too tight or wrong sized bras may exert enough pressure on the breasts and the surrounding areas to restrict the flow of lymph. This may cause toxins and other waste materials to remain in the breasts instead of being flushed out.
However, there are no great researches on the link between breast cancer and bras. So the above may not be said with full confidence and authenticity.
In any case, however, it's always good to wear a bra size that accommodates you well.
It's also a good idea to avoid wearing bras whenever possible, especially while sleeping.
Bras and asymmetrical breasts
If one cup fits better than the other, this means that you may be a victim of double-boobs.
Almost all women have one breast larger than the other. For a few the difference is not noticeable, while for others it may be noticeable.
Solutions: Fit the cup, of your bra, to the larger breast and then try to adjust straps individually.
Tighten the strap to the smaller breast a bit more than on the other side.
Purchase bras done in stretch fabrics in the cup.
A bra featuring fiber- fills, light padding or a molded cup will hide all size difference.
Padded bras with removable "cookies" may come to your rescue. You may remove the removable cookie from one of your cups and appear in proportion.
Push-up bras may also be given a try as they are usually available with an easily removable padded section that sits under the breast.
Bras and drooping or sagging breasts
There is no published authentic medical literature to claim that bras can prevent your breasts from sagging.
Sagging or drooping of breasts is a natural and inevitable process. It may happen to all women at one point of time or another.
However, those with fairly small breasts may be saved from the process. Larger breasts are more prone to sagging.
Breasts do not have muscles but ligaments and connective tissues in them. That's why they need support as they have none of their own.
Sagging depends on the elasticity of your skin and ligaments as well as your diet and genetic composition. It may also accour as a normal process as you age.
Gravity also has some role to play on your breasts!! With the gravitional pull, breasts are pulled downwards, resulting to the stretching of the ligaments and droopng of the breasts.
Sagging of breasts occur mainly due to a process called breast involution. It is a process where the milk-making system inside the breasts shrink because it's not needed anymore. This is mainly after menopause or right after pregnancy, if you do not breastfeed at all.
A proper nutritious diet may help maintain the elasticity of your skin and ligaments.