- April 7, 2016
- Posted by: emobile
- Category: Trending Issues
Emobileclinic Trending Issue: Facts about boobs
Emobileclinic Reporter: Femi Fayomi
All women have boobs but how much do you know about your boobs? Do you know that the skin on your breasts is especially thin? Or that humans are the only mammals whose breasts stay full even when they’re not nursing? Here are some surprising facts about your boobs you never knew of.
The boobs get fat: as you age, the glands and collagen in your breasts shrink and are replaced by heavier breast tissue that will be more susceptible to gravity and start sagging. This process can be slowed down, but not prevented, by wearing a firm bra.
Sleep position affects the Breast: sleeping faced downward or sideways, may change the shape of the breast over a long period of time. More specifically, avoid sleeping on the stomach because the breasts will be pressed against your mattress for hours and thereby flattened the breast, side sleeping causes the ligaments to stretch over time. The best sleeping position for your breasts is on your side with a pillow under them for support, or sleeping on your back.
One of the breasts is always bigger than the order and it is usually the left: There is no such thing as a perfectly symmetrical set by nature; a single pair can vary in breast size, nipple size, and even nipple direction. Scientists aren’t sure why, but size variations in breasts normally occur because there is more tissue in the left breast. In fact, this applies to 65 percent of women.
Smoking affects your breast: Smoking leads to saggy breasts. According to study, smoking breaks down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.
Nipples and areolae are varying in shape and colour: Whether your nips are big, small, dark, or light they’re normal! Your areola (the coloured skin around your nipple) can also totally vary. Some people also have inverted nipples, which means they indent into the skin instead of pointing out. Basically, nipples are not one-size-fits-all, and they’re all totally normal and great.
Saggy breast are unavoidable: As you get older and stop producing estrogen, most of your milk glands and milk ducts regress and change into fatty tissue. This makes your breasts less dense, and it may even make them smaller and less firm. Add to this, the fact that your skin gets more elastic as you get older, and you’re left with saggy boobs. Basically, gravity can be a cruel.
Less alcohol intake and healthy weight are two major ways to cut breast cancer risk: researches show that the more alcohol you drink, the higher your risk of breast cancer. Another way to lower your risk is to stay at a healthy weight, since obesity increases the risk of getting breast cancer and the risk of recurrence if you’ve already had it. Anyone with breast tissue can get breast cancer.
The boobs are not just made of fat: They are a complex system of glands and ducts, which also includes your nipple. And underneath each breast is muscle, as well as fibrous tissue that separates it from your ribs. However, after a certain age, your breasts do turn into mostly fat.