Filter
Reset
Sort ByRelevance
vegetarianvegetarian
Reset
  • Ingredients
  • Diets
  • Allergies
  • Nutrition
  • Techniques
  • Cuisines
  • Time
Without


7 things you don't know about your breasts

  1. Can you have three nipples, are your breasts supposed to be the same size and is it true that pain or nipple discharge indicates breast cancer? Seven Facts and Myths About Breasts.

1. The left and right are the same size

  1. That is not true. It is very normal to have uneven breasts. Not only the size, but also the shape of your left copy can be different from that of the right one. You don't have the exact same ears and eyes either, people are always a bit asymmetrical. The difference is more striking with some women than with others. Even after breast augmentation or reduction, breasts can still differ slightly.

2. Some people have three nipples

  1. True. Two to six percent of girls and one to three percent of boys are born with an extra nipple, also called accessory nipple. Usually, third nipples are much smaller than 'normal' nipples, so they are sometimes mistaken for a birthmark. Sometimes there is mammary gland tissue underneath, sometimes not. Usually they are located on the chest or abdomen or in the armpits. It is not known exactly how they arise. A third nipple won't hurt. In puberty, it can become larger and painful under the influence of hormones. If it bothers you, you can have the extra nipple removed.

  2. True. Two to six percent of girls and one to three percent of boys are born with an extra nipple, also called accessory nipple. Usually third nipples are much smaller than 'normal' nipples, so they are sometimes mistaken for a birthmark. Sometimes there is mammary gland tissue underneath, sometimes not. Usually they are located on the chest or abdomen or in the armpits. It is not known exactly how they arise. A third nipple is no harm. In puberty, it can become larger and painful under the influence of hormones. If it bothers you, you can have the extra nipple removed.

3. Pain often means breast cancer

  1. That is not the case. Many women suffer from breast tenderness before menstruation. Often a few days before their period, but sometimes also two weeks. When menstruation starts, the pain is also over. This is called cyclical pain and has to do with the hormone balance. If the pain persists after several menstrual periods, there may be inflammation or, very occasionally, breast cancer. But if pain is the first and only complaint, cancer is rarely the cause.

  2. It is not. Many women suffer from breast tenderness before menstruation. Often a few days before their period, but sometimes also two weeks. When menstruation starts, the pain is also over. This is called cyclical pain and has to do with the hormone balance. If the pain persists after several menstrual periods, there may be inflammation or, very occasionally, breast cancer. But if pain is the first and only complaint, cancer is rarely the cause.

4. Boys can develop breasts at puberty

  1. That is correct and is quite common. It is a harmless phenomenon: gynecomastia. The swelling of one or both of the â € breastsâ € ™ is the result of changes in the male and female hormones in the adolescent body. Often there is too much estrogen for a while or the breast gland tissue is temporarily more sensitive to this hormone. Usually it is a flat, round swelling: a kind of disc behind the nipple. Sometimes it is sensitive or painful. In most adolescents it disappears on its own within two years and therefore no treatment is required.

  2. That is correct and is quite common. It is a harmless phenomenon: gynecomastia. The swelling of one or both of the 'breasts' is the result of changes in the male and female hormones in the adolescent body. Often there is too much estrogen for a while or the breast gland tissue is temporarily more sensitive to this hormone. Usually it is a flat, round swelling: a kind of disc behind the nipple. Sometimes it is sensitive or painful. In most adolescents it disappears on its own within two years and therefore no treatment is required.

5. 70 percent wear the wrong bra size

  1. Doubtful. According to a news report from a few years ago, that is the case. Newspaper NRC Next investigated in detail exactly what that news was based on. It turned out to be a study among a small group of women, commissioned by a lingerie brand. The participants had registered themselves. Maybe because they already had doubts about their size? So no scientifically reliable research. Your bra size changes when your weight changes, due to pregnancy or as a result of menopause. Not sure if you are wearing the correct bra size? These tips will get you started on buying the right one.

6. Breasts consist mainly of muscle tissue

  1. That's not right. Breasts mainly consist of fat and connective tissue. The more fat there is in the breast, the bigger it is. The connective tissue attaches the breast to the muscles of your chest. The breasts themselves do not contain any muscle tissue at all. However, mammary glands, milk ducts, blood vessels and lymph vessels. So it makes no sense to train your breasts to enlarge them. Your breasts may look firmer if your chest muscles are trained. Do that for example with these exercises.

7. A little leakage is harmless

  1. Usually yes. It often happens that in women some fluid comes out of one or both nipples, this is called nipple discharge or nipple discharge. If the liquid is white or clear, it usually has to do with hormonal changes that cause the mammary glands to kick in. This can occur during pregnancy, but also around menstruation or during puberty. Medication, an underactive thyroid and problems with the pituitary gland can also cause you to produce too much of the hormone prolactin. Prolactin causes the glandular tissue in the breasts to produce moisture. Bloody or pussy discharge is the result of inflammation in most cases. Breast cancer is the cause in 10 percent of women with blood or brown fluid from the nipple. To be on the safe side, go to the doctor if there is brownish or bloody discharge from a breast. This article has been approved by the World Cancer Research Fund. Wereld Kanker has been the authority in the Netherlands in the field of nutrition, exercise, body weight and cancer for more than 25 years. There are no guarantees against cancer, but by eating and living healthy we can reduce the risk of cancer.



Donate - BNB: bnb16ghhqcjctncdczjpawnl36jduaddx5l4eysm5c