it seems like you can’t open up a magazine or flip on the television
without seeing a glorified pair of them—breasts. Our society
may be obsessed with them, but what do they do for our health?
Your breasts are, primarily, glands that produce milk intended to
feed a baby if you give birth. The breast consists of lobes and lobules,
which contain many tiny glands that produce milk that travels through
ducts toward the nipple.
Throughout your life, your breasts will change—although (sorry)
they won’t always be growing in cup size. These changes are
due to levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen and many are
natural and normal. Not everything different that you notice about
your breasts is life-threatening. So, be careful and wary, but remember
that your breasts will change according to your hormonal balance and
natural aging process as well. By staying in tune with these natural
changes, you’ll be able to easily identify any abnormalities.
Click below to read about related topics.
The Breast Self-Exam
The Clinical Breast