T-Raises: Stand with feet hip width apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand. Bend at your knees, lean forward, keep back straight. Hold weights in front of you and move to sides forming a T. Mountain Climbers: Get into plank position. Bring left knee to chest and pull it back. Bring right knee to chest and replicate a climbing motion. Repeat for about 8 to 10 reps.
Breast implant illness is a term used to describe symptoms like pain, skin rashes, fatigue, and even anxiety that may result after getting implants. While its diagnosis and treatment remain elusive, with the condition itself failing to get acceptance as a real disease/problem by the medical community, therapy or even removal of the implants could help.
Mastitis is a condition where the breast tissue becomes inflamed and painful due to the buildup of milk or an infection following injury to the breast. If you are breastfeeding, continue to do so or express milk. Applying a hot or cold compress, cabbage leaves, turmeric paste, aloe vera, neem leaf juice, or calendula can help. So can a breast massage.
Cracked nipples are a common complaint among nursing mothers. Making sure the baby latches on properly can help tackle the root cause of this problem. Massaging in a few drops of breastmilk or applying a warm compress, purified lanolin, medical-grade honey, ghee, or food-grade coconut oil may also help.
While there's no magical formula to go up a cup size or two, building and toning your chest muscles can make your breasts look perkier. Moisturizing them might keep them soft and supple. Quitting smoking can help avoid sagging and drooping. Gaining weight can automatically increase breast size but don't do this if your BMI is already high. Natural remedies like fenugreek may work for some but be cautious about supplements that make tall claims.
We often wear comfortable clothes at home. But, research indicates that spending more time naked comes with a host of benefits. It improves one's body image and self esteem. It also boosts metabolism and burns fat. Sleeping naked improves one's quality of sleep, prevents vaginitis, and boosts sperm count. Going bra-less strengthens pectoral muscles, prevents infections due to breast feeding, and improves the mothers' bonding with their newborns. Lastly, going nude promotes intimacy in relationships.
To firm up sagging breasts, massage with olive oil, apply aloe vera gel, and moisturize your breasts. Try chest exercises like pushup, barbell press, and dumbbell chest press and yoga poses like cobra pose, triangle pose, or camel pose to strengthen your chest muscles. Quit smoking to prevent elastin and collagen breakdown in breast skin. And most importantly, get the right bras for general wear and for working out.
Do your breasts itch? Dry skin, eczema, psoriasis, or yeast infections may be to blame. Using a good moisturizer for dry skin and eczema can help. For psoriasis, doctor may prescribe ointments and lotions. Adding a cup of oatmeal in your bathwater may help soothe psoriasis. Mastitis and Paget disease of the breast (a kind of cancer) can also cause the skin on your breasts to itch.
Studies show that about 70–80% of women use a bra of a wrong size, putting themselves at various health risks. All thanks to the laces and nets which trick us into buying an ill-fitting bra based on just the looks. One of the most common mistakes women make in this regard[.....]
Breast implant ruptures are rare and often have no symptoms. But saline implant ruptures may cause a reduction in breast size and tissue. Silicone implant ruptures cause the gel to escape outside the capsule and alter breast shape. Both types of implant ruptures cause knots or lumps, pain, tenderness, or a constant burning sensation in breasts.
Bumps on your nipple or areola can be normal in many instances. Girls get a small lump called a breast bud under the nipple when their breasts start to develop. Oil glands in your areola, the Montgomery tubercles, can also present as tiny white bumps on your areola during the first trimester of pregnancy. In some cases, blocked milk ducts, mastitis, yeast infections, intraductal papillomas, breast cysts, and breast cancer can also cause lumps.
Reducing your breast size naturally without any surgery is easier said than done. However, if your large breast size is due to inflammation, swelling, or excess weight, you can use alternative remedies to heal your body or tone up and reduce their size. For large breasts linked to being overweight, aim at an overall workout and fitness regimen with some special chest exercises and yoga asanas thrown in to strengthen the muscles of your chest and back.
Sagging breasts or ptosis is a problem women deal with after childbirth, weight gain, and aging. Wearing a supportive bra can help the twins defy gravity when you’re up and about, but wearing one to sleep may not be as critical. Circumstances like surgery may need you to wear a comfortable supportive bra, but otherwise it's a choice that’s purely personal and not a means to guarantee your breasts won’t sag.
Fungal infections of the breast are uncomfortable and embarrassing. Watch for signs of rashes, itchiness, pain, flaky skin, and/or discharge from the breast - typical symptoms of a fungal infection. Avoiding one can be as easy as keeping the skin moisture-free, using only unscented powders to absorb sweat, and changing bras and breast pads more often.
The American Cancer Society debunks the claim that wearing a bra while you sleep might increase your risk of breast cancer. Neither can a bra constrict your chest and cut off circulation – unless it's really tight and ill-fitting. Wearing a bra may actually be beneficial after you've had breast surgery or a biopsy, or if you experience any kind of breast pain. Otherwise, it boils down to a question of comfort and choice and not health!
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