10 Facts You Really Should Know About Your Breasts

10 Facts You Really Should Know About Your Breasts

10 breast facts

Your girls. Most of the time they’re an afterthought but kindly remember that your breasts have a number of functions not the least of which is that they give you that feminine, curvy shape.


And although we think that “breast obsession” is not healthy, we do want you to be aware and smart about every part of your body and that includes a monthly self-examination of your breasts and regular mammograms, as indicated by medical guidelines.


10 Facts You Really Should Know About Your Breasts


  1. It’s perfectly normal for women to have one breast that’s larger than the other and for around 65 percent of women, it’s the left one.
  2. Breasts are made up of fat, breast tissue, nerves, veins, arteries, and groupings of tissue connectors.
  3. In any given year, only 50% of women age 40-85 years had a mammogram. C’mon now, we can do better than that!
  4. 231,840 cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. Let’s stop cancer in its tracks with earlier detection, okay?!
  5. Make us a bit sad, but 70% of women are not happy with the size or shape of their breasts.
  6. Hair around the nipple is normal.
  7. Many women experience breast growth — as much as a full cup size — during PMS, because the body has higher levels of the hormones progesterone and prolactin during that premenstrual phase, which can cause swelling.
  8. The female breast contains 15-25 milk glands connected to milk ducts inside the nipple all held together with fatty and connective tissue. FYI: A women can still breastfeed with implants.
  9. Smoking causes sagging breast because is destroying the elasticity of the skin.
  10. 85% of women are wearing the wrong size bra.


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