Female breasts are an attractive sexual object, they symbolize motherhood. Female breasts are symbols of fertility. In many cultures, fertility goddesses were even portrayed as creatures with multiple breasts.
Breasts always concealed a mystery in themselves, arousing male fantasies. Hence a number of trends in fashion, for example, neckline.
In most cultures it was indecent to bare the breast, today more and more europeans and American women are sunbathing topless, and feminists consider the right of a woman to expose publicly the breasts by her inalienable right, the sign of equality of the sexes. Let us consider some myths about this part of the body.
If you have a beautiful chest, then you do not need to wear underwear.
Let us recall a few facts from the anatomy. The breast consists of 15-25 lobes, which are separated by adipose tissue and connective septa. All this is connected with the pectoral muscles by thin ligaments, which, with age, are stretched under the influence of gravity. To prevent this from happening, you need to choose the correct bra for breast maintenance. This is especially important for pregnant women and for those involved in sports. In Australian Sydney, scientists have shown in the course of research that tight linen on metal bones tightens the chest, leading to micro-trauma. This can clamp lymph nodes, which increases the risk of malignant tumors.
Breast can be increased, pumped up in the gym or gym.
This is not entirely true. The fact is that exercise can only lead to strengthening of the chest muscle, but the size of the breast will not change. Although the volume of the chest will increase, which visually increases 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 risks of breast cancer. There are other causes – alcohol, smoking, the early onset of the menstrual period 9 to 12 years), its duration after 50, the absence of pregnancy until age 30. Hereditary predisposition to oncology is not an indication that this disease will certainly affect you. Those who fell ill with breast cancer had a mutation of the genes, which were named BRCA1 and BRCA2. In the normal state, these genes have anti-carcinogenic properties, but with a mutation, the general defense of the body against cancer is reduced, which increases the risk of oncological disease.
Breast cancer can only be transmitted by the female line.
This is not true, breast cancer is transmitted and along the paternal line. Men also have breast cancer, although their number is 1% of the total number of patients. Oncologists believe that the development of the disease in the stronger sex is associated with mutations of the BRCA2 gene. So do not neglect the cases of breast cancer in men in the family, should tell your doctor about it.
Breast cancer is transmitted only by inheritance.
In fact, every woman can become breast cancer, like every man. Hereditary communication was found only in 10% of cases, and about 85% of patients said that they did not have such cases among relatives at all. This indicates that everyone should regularly inspect their breasts and be examined on a mammogram.
The risk of a malignant tumor grows with the use of antiperspirants.
This is a clear lie, which, unfortunately, spreads through the Internet. There it is easy to meet news that shaving armpits contributes to the penetration into the body of carcinogenic substances from antiperspirants through micro-scratches from the blades. Allegedly this can cause breast cancer, but this is a notorious lie! The fact is that antiperspirants undergo 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, studies conducted in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) confirmed this conclusively.
About breast cancer, one should only worry about menopause.
The probability of manifesting this disease over the years does increase, but cancer can overtake at any age. Experts suggest that annual mammography examinations should be conducted from the age of 40. Given the environmental nuances and cases of cancer in the family at an early age, the doctor can send a diagnosis earlier. In order to detect the disease, it is possible to perform ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging in addition to mammograms.
A mammogram helps prevent the development of breast cancer.
Unfortunately, this is not true. A mammogram is a method of radiological examination of the mammary glands, with the help of which the disease is only diagnosed, and possibly preventive examinations. Detection of the disease in the early stages can increase life expectancy, but it does not save you from the disease. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all women over 35 are examined. The harmful effect of the device on the body is minimized.
From breastfeeding, her appearance worsens.
The breast of a woman who gave birth and nurtured a child is really changing. But after 30 years, physiological processes will still take their own, the skin of the breast will lose elasticity and elasticity. As a result – a small (and in some cases, significant) sagging of the breast, cynical doctors call it ptosis. Therefore, it is not necessary to consider breastfeeding of the baby as the cause of lowering the breast, that is, there are natural age reasons.
Small breasts can give less milk.
According to mammologists, this is not true, because the amount of milk depends only on the size of the mammary gland itself. And it can be great for a small chest, as well as vice versa – no dependence on breast size exists. The proportions of the figure are usually inherited, therefore. If you were breastfed for up to three years, there should be no milk problems.
A woman with a small breast has less risk of developing cancer.
This is not true, because the probability of the disease is not directly related to the size of the breast. The fact is that malignant formations arise directly in the lobules of the mammary glands or ducts. Although in practice, full women do get sick more often, but this has a slightly different nature – a metabolic disorder, not a breast size.
Men like breasts bigger.
This is a common stereotype. In fact, not all men are delighted with large breasts. In England in 2002, a survey was conducted to find out what size breasts men consider most attractive. In a survey of several thousand men, it was found that 53% preferred women with an average bust, lustrous breasts attracted only 14% of men, and for 5% sexual is almost no bust. For 28% of men, the size of the female breast is not at all principled. Psychologists define the passion for big-chested women as a hidden complex of mama’s little sons.
After sex, the chest increases.
This is true, but this phenomenon has a limited time of action. The blood flow of the mammary glands does improve during lovemaking, they swell. But by morning everything is back to its proper place, so the effect of sex on breast size is exaggerated.
Using a special cream, the breasts can be easily increased.
Today in the fashion of the cream, supplements for breast augmentation, these funds are widely advertised. However, in fact, they can only affect the elasticity of the skin and its elasticity, preventing its premature aging and sagging. The composition of these agents are usually plant substances that mimic the effect of female sex hormones – phytoestrogens or ordinary hormones.Because of this, there is a doubt about their effectiveness, as they disrupt the natural hormonal balance of the body, besides they are simply unsafe for health.
Breast cancer can occur if hormonal drugs are taken.
There was no clear correlation between the intake of such drugs and the increased risks of developing breast cancer. The action of such drugs provokes the division and multiplication of cells, including cancer, if they already exist in the body at the time of application of the hormonal drug. However, such cells, which develop in many ways artificially, are much less dangerous and pathogenic. Doctors usually have the opportunity to remove them when detected in the early stages, when the cancer is still treatable. This again proves the fact that hormone therapy should be carried out exclusively under the supervision of a specialist. And it works correctly for all women regardless of the duration of the course of treatment, whether it is a couple of months or several years.
Breast with a denture inside to the touch can not be distinguished from the present.
Actually, the differences are noticeable even with an external examination. The more estrogen in the body, the less growth, the larger the breast, and the form – more feminine. If the girl has a skinny figure, like a boy, but she has a large breast, it is likely that there was a surgeon’s intervention here. To the touch, the natural breast is softer. If the implant uses saline, the difference will not be felt, but in this case there is a disadvantage – the chest can be a little “pounding” with a quick movement or running.
After breast prosthetics, the breast loses its sensitivity.
This myth frightens many women who decide to consult a surgeon. And the doctor just will dissuade this statement. Tactile sensations of the breast do disappear after the operation, but only for a short time in a few weeks. The matter is that during an intervention the mammary gland is injured. However, after 2-3 weeks the sensitivity will be fully restored.
To increase the breast, one must 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 be the other female tricks? Unfortunately, no diet or any product is able to affect selectively the size of the female breast. But the wrong food and love for sweets and butter can help – with a set of weight, respectively, will increase the mass and volume of the bust. But is it necessary at this price? Concerning this belief, there is a joke that the size of the breast can be increased with the help of cabbage, if it is put in a bra.
If you consume milk and high-calorie foods, the risk of breast cancer increases.
In the United States, there have been many studies on this subject that have shown that there is no direct relationship 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 in fatty foods, less is the percentage of women with breast cancer. However, this should be correlated with the fact that in such countries, women smoke less and eat at all. And perhaps, such countries have a different genetic type, another ecological situation. But it was precisely established by the scientists of Harvard University that those women who at the time of menopause used many low-fat dairy products, markedly reduced the risk of breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the most dangerous enemy of a woman.
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 on the sixth place in the list of causes of death, being immediately after the flu and pneumonia. For ladies less than 45 years old, the number of deaths from accidents and AIDS is also higher than from breast cancer.However, this disease is psychologically terrible for women, as it causes fears of losing one breast and becoming less sexual.