Your Chest Says A Lot About You. Take Care Of Him!

It is no longer just a question of learning how to  breast care, it seems that 70% of women do not know basic aspects about the anatomy, development and functions of their breasts according to a study carried out by the students of the Master ‘s  Degree in Mammary Pathology-University of Barcelona, led by Prof. Miguel Prats Esteve.

Issues such as the effects of  breastfeeding , changes in  breastfeeding , how to care for and maintain  firm breasts,  or doubts about  possible pathologies  around the neckline are the issues that most upset and embarrass women when they look On the inside of her cleavage.

Take note of these  10 tips to take care of your chest  made by  Dr. Prats Esteve, Director of the Mammary Pathology Unit at Clinica Planas  and you will be calmer if you have any doubts.

Decalogue To Take Proper Care Of Your Cleavage.


To Know The Morphology And Functions Of The Breast

Having information about the characteristics of the breast, its development, morphology and the particularities of the healthy breast, is fundamental to understand and detect anomalies in the future and to collaborate in the maintenance of the health of the breasts. 

How To Care For Breasts

Moisturizing and taking care of the skin of the breasts and using fasteners that correspond with the real size are two basic aspects in the care of the breast; As for sun exposure it is important to protect them with sunscreen. During the lactation period it is recommended the application of moisturizing creams rich in collagen.

To Know The Physiological Changes And Their Evolution

Breasts are the organs of the body that are subject to more changes throughout a woman’s life due to hormonal variations and periods of breastfeeding and external influences. Knowing their evolution in each stage is fundamental to understand the changes that occur.

Know Which Bra Size Matches

More than 70% of the women surveyed wear an inappropriate bra size according to USvsUKEnglish, especially the cup is unknown. Not using the size and cup can cause discomfort, pain and even the formation of hardening that can be confused with tumors. In no case is there a risk of  cancer.

Breastfeeding: A Great Effort For Your Breast

Knowing the effects of breastfeeding on the breasts and how to care for them in this period is essential to keep them healthy. Rapid weight changes that can occur with pregnancy are the main cause of stretch marks or deformations. Breastfeeding itself does not cause significant changes,although changes in weight and volume must be controlled, the skin must be well hydrated,breastfeeding fasteners of great support and quality must be known and a correct breastfeeding technique should be used and applied.

Aesthetic And Erotic Function Of The Breasts

The breast is an organ with much symbolism both for its function in the reproductive process and for its aesthetic and erotic connotations. Keeping the breasts firm is one of the issues that most interest generates, for it is recommended to use bra and moisturize the skin of the area. The breast has no muscle so the physical exercises centered in the area are preventive and do not give results once the chest has already lost firmness. The aesthetic breast should be the one with which the woman feels satisfied, not imposed by the currents of fashion.

To Know The Benign And Malignant Mammary Pathology

Although 90% of breast tumors are benign, there is widespread alertness and fear of cancer. It is important to communicate that benign tumors, mastitis as well as congenital anomalies are the most common pathologies. To detect any pathology, attention must be paid to changes in this organ and to the specialist.

Breast Self-Examination

Malignant tumors are increasingly diagnosed earlier which increases the chance of cure and survival.Self-exploration in the classical sense consists in the woman practicing periodically, a series of maneuvers, as if she were a doctor, to diagnose alterations. In practice, very few women do it and many of them cause distress. For this reason, what is defended is the “self-knowledge” of how your mother is and the key points in regards to basic information and care.

Prevention Of Breast Cancer

With regard to prevention, it is essential to adopt basic healthy habits for the good functioning of the body; A healthy and balanced diet, play sports periodically and avoid toxics such as tobacco and alcohol. The knowledge of healthy breast is basic to detect anomalies in the self-explorations, as well as to know and follow the indications of the specialists for early diagnosis, accepting that the explorations may have limitations in its effectiveness.

Risk Factors

Only  20% of breast cancers  can be explained by known risk factors, among the factors that relate to pathology stand out; Family history (only 5%), personal history, elderly women and environmental and hormonal factors. If the woman has some of these factors it is recommended to visit the specialist more frequently.