Thursday, July 9, 2015

BRALESS THURSDAY - TAKE OFF YOUR BRA: GET To KNOW All ABOUT YOUR BREASTS!!!

breast
GOOD THURSDAY!!!

LADIES;

At any time during the past 24 hours, have YOU taken any time to Take Off Your Bra?

Are YOU still wearing your bra 24/7/365, or; are you periodically able to TAKE Off Your Bra?

When in the comfort and privacy of your own home, are you able to TAKE OFF Your Bra?

When you go to sleep for the night, are you able to TAKE OFF YOUR Bra?

If you are at least age 40, have you made an appointment with your physician to discuss scheduling an annual MAMMOGRAM?

If you are at least age 25, do you practice monthly BREAST SELF-EXAMS?

If you are at least 20, do you practice BREAST MASSAGE?

Are YOU a BREASTFEEDING MOM, or; do you anticipate future breastfeeding?

Are you intimately familiar with the anatomy and physiology of your breasts, i.e., do you really know what your breasts are, what they are for, and; how they work from the inside-out?

Now would probably be a good time for YOU to TAKE OFF YOUR BRA.

WHAT Are BREASTS And Their ANATOMY???

BREASTS are located on the front of the chest, and are medically known as the mammary glands. The term "breast" is sometimes used to refer to the area at the front of the chest.

The MAMMARY GLAND is made up of lobules, glandular structures that produce milk in females when stimulated to do so. The lobules drain into a system of ducts, connecting channels that transport the milk to the nipple. Between the glandular tissue and ducts, the breast contains fat tissue and connective tissue.

The breast does not contain muscles. Breast tissue is located on top of the muscles of the chest wall. Blood vessels and lymphatic vessels (a system of vessels that drains fluid) are located throughout the breast. The lymphatic vessels in the breast drain to the lymph nodes in the underarm area (axilla) and behind the breast bone (sternum).

In nursing mothers, milk exits the breast at the nipple, which is surrounded by a darkened area of skin called the areola. The areola contains small, modified sweat glands known as Montgomery's glands. These glands secrete fluid that serves to lubricate the nipple during breastfeeding.

Picture of the anatomy of the breast
HOW Do BREASTS DEVELOP And WHAT HAPPENS To BREASTS During PREGNANCY???

MEDICINE NET reports BREAST TISSUE begins to form in the fourth week of fetal life. In the fetus, breast tissue develops along two "milk lines" that start at the armpit and extend to the groin.

During pregnancy, the breasts grow further due to stimulation by estrogens (female hormones). The growth during pregnancy is more uniform than that observed at puberty. The amount of tissue capable of producing milk is approximately the same in all women.

Women with smaller breasts produce the same amount of milk as women with larger breasts.

During pregnancy, the areola becomes darker and enlarges in size.

Picture of the milk lines
WHAT Are SOME MEDICAL CONDITIONS That AFFECT BREASTS???

WEB MD reports:

  • Breast cancer: Malignant (cancer) cells multiplying abnormally in the breast, eventually spreading to the rest of the body if untreated. Breast cancer occurs almost exclusively in women, although men can be affected. Signs of breast cancer include a lump, bloody nipple discharge, or skin changes.
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS): Breast cancer in the duct cells that has not invaded deeper or spread through the body. Women diagnosed with DCIS have a high likelihood of being cured.
  • Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS): Although called a carcinoma LCIS, which occurs in the milk-producing lobule cells, does not invade or spread and is not a true cancer. However, women with LCIS have an increased likelihood of developing invasive breast cancer in the future.
  • Invasive ductal carcinoma: Breast cancer that begins in the duct cells but then invades deeper into the breast, carrying the potential of spreading to the rest of the body (metastasizing). Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of invasive breast cancer.
  • Invasive lobular carcinoma: Breast cancer that begins in the milk-producing lobule cells, but then invades deeper into the breast, carrying the potential of spreading to the rest of the body (metastasizing). Invasive lobular carcinoma is an uncommon form of breast cancer.
  • Simple breast cyst: A benign (noncancerous), fluid-filled sac that commonly develops in women in their 30s or 40s. Breast cysts may cause tenderness and may be drained.
WHAT Are SOME BREAST EXAMINATIONS???

WEB MD reports:



  • Physical Exam: By examining the breast and nearby underarm tissue for lumps, skin changes, nipple discharge, or lymph nodes, a doctor can find any abnormalities in the breast. Characteristics of breast lumps, such as size, shape, texture, are usually noted.
  • Mammogram: A mammography machine compresses each breast and takes low-dose X-rays. Mammograms are the most commonly used test for early detection, or screening, for breast cancer.
  • Digital mammogram: A mammogram that stores the electronic images of each breast in a digital, computer-readable format. This is different than a standard film mammogram, where the images are created directly on film.
  • Diagnostic mammogram: Additional mammogram views beyond those done in a routine mammogram may sometimes be necessary to evaluate an abnormal mammogram or a breast abnormality.
  • Breast ultrasound: A device placed on the skin bounces high-frequency sound waves through breast tissue. The signals are converted into pictures on a video screen, allowing health care providers to see structures inside the body. Breast ultrasound can often determine whether a lump is made of fluid (cyst) or solid material. 
  • Breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scan): An MRI scanner uses a high-powered magnet and a computer to create detailed images of the breast and surrounding structures. Breast MRIs can add additional information to mammograms and are recommended only in specific cases.
  • Breast biopsy: A small sample of tissue is taken from an abnormal-appearing area of the breast that is seen on physical exam, mammogram, or other imaging study and examined for cancer cells. A biopsy may be done with a needle or with minor surgery

  • WHAT Are SOME TREATMENTS For BREAST CONDITIONS???

    WEB MD:



  • Lumpectomy: Surgery to remove a breast lump (which may be breast cancer) and some normal tissue surrounding it. Many early breast cancers are surgically removed by lumpectomy rather than mastectomy.
  • Mastectomy: Surgery to remove the entire breast. In a radical mastectomy, some of the chest wall muscle and surrounding lymph nodes are also removed.
  • Axillary lymph node dissection: Surgical removal of armpit lymph nodes, which may be affected by breast cancer. These lymph nodes are the gateway for cancer cells to spread to the rest of the body.
  • Chemotherapy: Medicine taken as pills or given through the veins to kill cancer cells. Chemotherapy may be given to reduce the size of a cancer or to reduce its chance of spreading or returning.
  • Radiation therapy: High-energy radiation waves directed by a machine at the breast, chest wall, and armpit can kill remaining cancer cells after surgery (external beam radiation). Radiation may also be delivered by placing radioactive material inside your body (brachytherapy).
  • Breast reconstruction: When an entire breast or large amounts of breast tissue are removed, such as after a mastectomy, the breast can be reconstructed using either an implant or tissue from your own body.

  • WHAT Are SOME Things YOU NEVER EVER KNEW About YOUR BREASTS???

    COSMOPOLITAN  reports:

    1. WOMEN stare at your breasts a lot.

    2. You are probably wearing the wrong BRA SIZE.

    3. Your NIPPLES can have ORGASMS.
    4. There are DIFFERENT types of NIPPLES. See  NIPPLE PROBLEMS

     5. Your breasts are more prone to DRY SKIN than any other body part.

    6. Your breast size CHANGES all the time.

    7. Sleeping FACEDOWN on your STOMACH can change the shape of your breasts over time.
    LADIES;

    HAPPY TAKE OFF YOUR BRA, GET To KNOW All ABOUT YOUR BREASTS, TAKE CARE Of YOUR BREASTS, And TAKE CARE Of YOURSELVES BRALESS THURSDAY!!!

    PEACE, LOVE, And BEAUTIFUL BOUNTIFUL BRALESS THURSDAY BLESSINGS;

    -CCG

    No comments:

    Post a Comment

    Welcome to CRAZY COOL GROOVY!!! Please Be RESPECTFUL, Stay On TOPIC, and Keep It CLEAN. THANK YOU.

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...