What are the breasts (mammary glands)?
The breasts, located on the front of the chest, 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 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).
Each and every women dreams of having the perfectly shaped and healthy breasts throughout her life. This is almost impossible to due to various factors such as aging, diet, fluctuation of weight, pregnancy, breast feeding, clothings etc.
What are the most common medical conditions affecting the breasts?
Breast health is a source of concern for most women. Some of the common medical conditions are breast cancer, mastitis, cysts and fibrocystic.
How can woman take care of her breasts?
- Practise Breast Self-Exams
- Maintain healthy diet & exercise
- Get the right bra
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