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Breast Health: Natural Ways To Keep Your Bosom Healthy And Prevent Cancer

While almost everyone is working on maintaining good health because of the coronavirus pandemic nowadays, many women should also make an effort to keep their breast health in check.

Apparently, one in eight women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. BreastCancer.org reported that around 325,010 new cases are expected to be diagnosed this year alone. Out of which, 276,480 are predicted to account for invasive cases. Meanwhile, 42,170 women are expected to die of breast cancer this year.

Although genetics plays a huge part in breast cancer risk, there are lifestyle factors that contribute to the development of this disease as well. Research has found that toxins from deodorants, insufficient vitamins (especially vitamin D), hormones and other health issues could increase the risk of having breast cancer.

Fortunately, Wellness Mama’s Katie Wells has shared some tips on how to naturally care for your bosom and boost breast health.

First is to eat a healthy diet. Certain studies have found that chemicals like parabens and aluminum in processed foods greatly impact breast cancer risk. Hence, experts recommend eating real food diet that’s packed with fresh foods. Home-cooked meals should be preferred over fast food and convenience food.

Another tip to take care of your breast health is to take supplements that are good for your breasts. The most recommended is the vitamin D supplement. Next to which is the omega-3 supplement. Both are found to lower breast cancer risk, as well as certain conditions like inflammation.

The third tip is choosing the right bra. Experts like Michael Schachter, MD, said that wearing the wrong bra is another risk factor because tight-fitting ones can impede the flow of lymph fluid that drains to the armpit lymph nodes. When there is blockage in the lymphatic drainage, toxic chemicals could be trapped in the breast and later on cause breast cancer.

Last but not the least, you should learn and practice self-exams as well as get regular check-ups. If you are able to perform self-exams, then that would be helpful. If not, seeking advice from medical professionals would be the next best option. Getting diagnostic screenings like mammograms is also advised.

Breast Cancer In the U.S., more than 41,700 women are expected to die from the disease in 2019, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Pixabay

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