What you really need to know about your breasts

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<p> 1. What you really need to know about your breastsMuscle advancements cannot be realizedovernight and so you have to work extremely hardfor them. It takes numerous weeks to have theperfect chest which is in good shape and form.You have to get some time and go throughextreme and powerful exercises to give you themass and size you need. The barbell bench presshas been used for a long time for Chest WorkOuts.It is very efficient as you have to lie on your on thebench with your feet firm on the ground. As youpush together your energy will come from thechest upwards. To create a good chest dimensionthis technique uses additional biceps.Admit it. There's no other body part you obsess about more than your breasts, and no wonder: Theyenhance our sexual pleasure, nourish our babies, and change (all too visibly) over time. And there's alot to feel angst over, too, from finding a lump to feeling a strange pain.Worry not: We've got answers to all your breast questions and concerns. Read on for your completeguide to "the girls."Problem #1: Breast PainThe lowdown. All-over tenderness is usually caused by hormonal changes (hello, PMS!). It mayworsen in your 40s, when perimenopause begins. Pain in one specific spot is most likely due tomuscle strain. More rarely, you can also feel pain from a cyst, which is a fluid-filled sac, or from afibroadenoma, a benign mass. If you're nursing, you may have mastitis, an infection that can occurwhen a duct gets clogged.What it feels like. Aches can feel stronger in the outer part of the breasts, where you havemore tissue. Strains cause a sharper, burning pain.Rx. See your gyno. If you have a lump, she may send you for a mammogram, but don't worry: Breastpain is usually not associated with cancer. She can also give you antibiotics for mastitis. Strains--which can happen after lifting something heavy--usually go away on their own; over-the-counteranti-inflammatories can help.If you seem to have cyclic pain--meaning it's period related--your doc may suggest taking vitaminsB6 and E, which studies have shown ease symptoms, or prescribe medications such as Danazol tobalance your hormone levels. 2. _______________________________________________More From Health.com:25 Breast Cancer Myths BustedHow to Choose the Best Sports Bra for You11 Mistakes Women Make in Middle Age_______________________________________________Problem #2: DischargeThe lowdown. Believe it or not, it's totally normal for a bit of fluid to come out of your nipples whenyou squeeze them. That's just the normal proteins and liquids that live in your ducts. "They'repipelines made to carry milk, so a little fluid now and then shouldn't be surprising," Love says.You may notice it more if you're approaching menopause, since fluctuating hormones can elevateyour levels of prolactin, the hormone that tells your breasts to make milk--causing you to producedischarge even if you're not lactating. It may also be exacerbated by certain meds such as the birthcontrol pill or blood pressure drugs. Just don't keep squeezing, because stimulating your nipplessends a message to your brain to keep making that liquid-producing prolactin.What it looks like. Clear, milky white, yellow, green, or even bloody fluid that can range inconsistency from thin and watery to thick and sticky.Rx. Call your gyno if your discharge has any tinge of blood, or if it's coming out when you're notsqueezing your nipples. About 80 percent of the time, the cause is intraductal papilloma, which is anoncancerous growth in your ducts, says Dr. Katherine Lee, a breast specialist at the ClevelandClinic Breast Clinic in Ohio. To treat them, your ducts are examined and removed surgically if anyblockages are found; just to be safe, the cells are checked for cancer.If your nipple discharge is coming from both breasts, your doctor should check your prolactin levelsto make sure you don't have galactorrhea (spontaneous milk flow). This is usually due to a problemin your pituitary gland, like a small tumor or reaction to certain medications, Love says. Nippledischarge can indicate breast cancer about 10 percent of the time in women between the ages of 40and 60, so if you don't have a papilloma or galactorrhea, your doctor will likely send a sample of thefluid to a lab to check for cancer; he may also want to do a mammogram.The good news? "If it is cancer, it's most likely just confined to the milk duct, which has a 10-yearsurvival rate of 99 percent," Lee says.Problem #3: SaggingThe lowdown. Blame the stretching of the Cooper's ligaments. "It's like wearing the same bra foryears--inevitably, the fabric will wear down," says Dr. Adam Kolker, a plastic surgeon and anassociate clinical professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. "The collagenand elastin in your skin Best Chest Workouts also break down, causing sagging everywhere,including your breasts." And as you get older, hormonal changes mean denser glandular tissue isreplaced by softer, spongier fat that's more prone to drooping. 3. If you've had kids and/or breast-fed, you may notice the sagging even more: "When you're pregnantor nursing, your body sends signals to your brain to keep your breast glands engorged," Kolker says."After you're done breast-feeding, the glands shrink back down and may become even smaller thanbefore. But since your skin has been stretched out, the breast will look deflated." That's also true ifyou've gained or lost a lot of weight.Rx. Since breast tissue is mostly fat, and contains no muscle, exercise won't help reverse sagging, asthere's nothing to tone. But exercises that firm up the pectoral muscles around your chest will helppull up those ligaments, making your set look a little perkier, too.When you hit the gym, a supportive sports bra is a must. "Many of the women we fit have gottenbreast ligament tears--which contribute to sagging--from skipping a sports bra or wearing HomeBase Chest Workouts the wrong kind," says bra-fitting expert Susan Nethero, founder of theIntimacy lingerie stores (myintimacy.com). Skip compression sports bras, which hold your breastsagainst your chest and have molded cups that aren't supportive enough to fully prevent bounce.Instead, look for a bra that encapsulates each breast with stitched-in seam support or underwire.Just don't waste money on breast-firming pills or creams--there's absolutely no evidence they work,Kolker says.http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/04/30/what-really-need-to-know-about-your-breasts/http://www.best-free-workout-plans.com/chest-workouts.htmlhttp://www.ehow.com/way_5251280_chest-exercises-do-home.htmlhttp://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/1/muscle/chesthttp://www.livestrong.com/article/113727-chest-exercises-home-women/ </p>

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