Women's breasts are an attractive sexual object, they symbolize motherhood. The female breast is a symbol of fertility. In many cultures, the goddesses of fertility have even been depicted as creatures with multiple breasts.
The chest has always concealed a mystery, exciting male fantasies. Hence, a number of trends in fashion appeared, for example, neckline.
In most cultures, it was indecent to bare breasts, today more and more European and American women are tanning topless, and feminists consider the right of a woman to bare her breasts in public as an inalienable right, a sign of gender equality. Let's consider some myths about this part of the body.
If you have beautiful breasts, then you do not need to wear underwear. Let's remember some facts from anatomy. The chest consists of 15-25 lobes, which are separated by fatty tissue and connective septa. All this is connected to the pectoral muscles by thin ligaments, which stretch with age under the influence of gravity. To prevent this from happening, you need to choose the right bra to support your breasts. This is especially important for pregnant women and those involved in sports. In Sydney, Australia, scientists in the course of research have proved that tight underwear with metal bones tightens the chest, leading to microtrauma. This can pinch the lymph nodes, which increases the risk of malignant tumors.
Breasts can be enlarged, pumped up in the gym or gym. This is not entirely true. The fact is that exercise can only lead to strengthening the chest muscles, but the size of the mammary gland will not change. Although the volume of the chest will increase, which will visually increase the bust.
If there is a genetic predisposition to breast cancer, then this disease will inevitably develop. Oncologist Marissa Weiss believes that not only the hereditary factor determines the risk of breast cancer. There are other reasons - alcohol, smoking, early onset of the menstrual period 9 to 12 years), its duration after 50, no pregnancy before 30 years. A hereditary predisposition to oncology is not an indicator that this disease will certainly affect you. Those who developed breast cancer were found to have mutated genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2. In the normal state, these genes have anti-carcinogenic properties, but with a mutation, the body's overall defense against cancer is reduced, which increases the risk of cancer.
Breast cancer can only be transmitted through the female line. This is not true, breast cancer is also transmitted through the paternal line. Men also suffer from breast cancer, although their number is 1% of the total number of patients. Oncologists believe that the development of that disease in the stronger sex is associated with mutations in the BRCA2 gene. So do not neglect the cases of breast cancer in men in the family, you should tell your doctor about it.
Breast cancer is only inherited. In fact, every woman, like every man, can get breast cancer. A hereditary relationship was found in only 10% of patients, and about 85% of patients stated that they had never had such cases among relatives. This indicates that everyone should regularly examine their breasts and have a mammogram screened.
The risk of developing a malignant tumor increases with the use of antiperspirants. This is a blatant lie, which is unfortunately spread over the internet. It is easy to find news there that shaving your underarms promotes the penetration of carcinogens from antiperspirants into the body through micro-scratches from the blades. Allegedly, this can cause breast cancer, but this is obviously not true! The fact is that antiperspirants go through strict control before entering the market. If there is an infection in the armpit, it can cause mild irritation, but not cancer. There is no evidence that substances used in antiperspirants can cause disease, research in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) has confirmed this conclusively.
Breast cancer is only worth worrying about before menopause. The likelihood of the manifestation of this disease really increases over the years, but cancer can overtake at any age. Experts suggest that annual mammography examinations should be performed from the age of 40. Taking into account the environmental nuances and cases of cancer in the family at an early age, the doctor can send for diagnosis earlier. To identify the disease most effectively, in addition to mammograms, ultrasound and magnetic resonance studies can be carried out.
A mammogram can help prevent the development of breast cancer. Unfortunately, this is not true. A mammogram is a method of X-ray examination of the mammary glands, with the help of it the disease is only diagnosed, and preventive examinations are also possible. Detection of the disease in the early stages allows you to increase life expectancy, but does not save you from the disease. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all women over 35 years of age be tested. The harmful effect of the device on the body is minimized.
Breastfeeding worsens her appearance. The breast of a woman who has given birth and nursed a child really changes. But after 30 years, physiological processes will still take their toll, the skin of the breast will begin to lose firmness and elasticity. As a result - a small (and in some cases significant) sagging of the mammary gland, cynical doctors call this ptosis. Therefore, you should not consider breastfeeding a baby to be the reason for lowering the breast, there are also natural age-related reasons.
Small breasts can produce less milk. According to mammologists, this is not true, because the amount of milk depends only on the size of the breast itself. And it can be large for small breasts, as well as vice versa - there is no dependence on the size of the breast. The proportions of the figure are usually inherited, therefore. If you were breastfed by your mother for up to three years, then there should be no problems with milk.
A woman with small breasts is less likely to develop cancer. This is not true, because the likelihood of an illness is not directly related to breast size. The fact is that malignant formations arise directly in the lobules of the mammary glands or ducts. Although in practice obese women do get sick more often, this has a slightly different nature - metabolic disorders, and not breast size.
Men love bigger breasts. This is a common stereotype. In fact, not all men are delighted with big breasts. In England, in 2002, a survey was conducted to find out what breast size men consider the most attractive. In a survey of several thousand men, it was found that 53% prefer women with an average bust, lush breasts attract only 14% of men, and for 5%, almost complete absence of a bust is sexy. For 28% of men, the size of a woman's breasts is not important at all. Psychologists define the passion for big-breasted women as a hidden complex of mama's sons.
After sex, the breasts are enlarged. This is true, but this phenomenon has a limited duration. The blood flow of the mammary glands really improves during lovemaking, they swell. But by the morning everything returns to its place, so the influence of sex on breast size is exaggerated.
With the help of a special cream, the breasts can be enlarged easily. Creams, nutritional supplements for breast augmentation are in fashion today, these products are widely advertised. However, in reality, they can only affect the elasticity of the skin and its firmness, preventing its premature aging and sagging. The composition of such funds usually includes plant substances that mimic the action of female sex hormones - phytoestrogens, or ordinary hormones. As a result, there are doubts about their effectiveness, since they disrupt the natural hormonal balance of the body, moreover, they are simply not safe for health.
Breast cancer may develop when taking hormonal drugs. No clear relationship was found between taking such drugs and increasing the risk of developing breast cancer. The action of such drugs provokes the division and multiplication of cells, including cancer cells, if they are already in the body at the time of application of the hormonal agent. However, such cells, which develop in many ways artificially, turn out to be much less dangerous and disease-causing. Doctors usually have the ability to remove them if found early, when the cancer is still treatable. This once again proves the fact that hormone therapy should be carried out exclusively under the supervision of a specialist. Moreover, this works correctly for all women, regardless of the duration of the course of treatment, whether it be a couple of months or several years.
A breast with a prosthesis inside is indistinguishable from the real one by touch. In fact, the differences are noticeable even on visual inspection. The more estrogens in the body, the less growth, the breast is larger, and the shape is more feminine. If a girl has a slender figure, like a boy's, but at the same time she has a large breast, most likely it was not without the intervention of a surgeon. Natural breasts are softer to the touch. If saline is used in implants, then the difference will not be felt, however, in this case, there is an inconvenience - the chest may "gurgle" a little when moving or running fast.
After prosthetics, the breast loses its sensitivity. This myth scares many women who decide to see a surgeon. And the doctor will just dissuade this statement. The tactile sensations of the breast do disappear after the operation, but only for a short time, a few weeks. The fact is that during the intervention, the mammary gland is injured. However, after 2-3 weeks, the sensitivity will fully recover.
To enlarge your breasts you need to eat a lot of cabbage. This myth is considered a popular belief, but has nothing to do with science. If cabbage actually had a miraculous effect in this area, then what would the rest of the feminine tricks be for? Unfortunately, no diet or product is able to selectively affect the size of a woman's breasts. But improper nutrition and love for sweets and pastries can help - with weight gain, the mass and volume of the bust will increase accordingly. But is it necessary at such a price? There is a joke about this belief that the size of the breast can be increased with the help of cabbage, if it is placed in a bra.
If you consume dairy and high-calorie foods, the risk of breast cancer increases. In the United States, many studies have been conducted on this issue, which have proven that there is no direct link between the occurrence of breast cancer and the consumption of high-calorie foods. Although there are a number of observations that show that in countries with a traditional restriction on fatty foods, there is a lower percentage of women with breast cancer. However, this should be correlated with the fact that in such countries women smoke less and eat less in general. Perhaps such countries have a different genetic type, a different ecological situation. But scientists at Harvard University have clearly established that those women who ate a lot of low-fat dairy products during menopause significantly reduced the risk of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most dangerous enemy of women. Statistics show that this is far from the case. Women are 8 times more likely to die from diseases of the cardiovascular system. Breast cancer is the sixth leading cause of death, right behind influenza and pneumonia. For women under 45, the number of deaths from accidents and AIDS is also higher than from breast cancer. However, this disease is psychologically scary for women, as it causes fears of losing one breast and becoming less sexual.