Breast is defined by Merriam-Webster as either of the pair of mammary glands extending
from the chest in Pubescent and adult human females. The literary meaning of breast is
the center of a person's feelings.
The dreaded C spreads its claws on this part of the human anatomy. In India there are
more than 1 million cases per year. In USA, women are affected by the Big C more than
Breast Self Exam (BSE) should be done at the end of monthly period. If your period is
irregular or hit menopause, choose a specific day of each month.
If one finds a lump , do not panic. See a doctor. 80% of the lumps are not cancerous.
Ladies should not by shy or be hesitant to fix an appointment with the doctor. Consider
your doctor as a friend. Speak up frankly about the changes or pains. Early diagnosis
Hygiene : Wear a proper fitting bra preferably cotton. Change into a fresh set of
underclothes at least twice a day.
Breastfeeding or Nursing is the feeding of new-born and young children with milk from a
woman's breasts. Breastfeeding begin within the first hour of a baby's life and continue as
often and as much as the baby wants. During the first few weeks of life babies may nurse
roughly every two to three hours and the duration of a feeding is usually ten to fifteen
minutes on each breast. Older children feed less often. Mothers may pump milk so that it
can be used later when breastfeeding is not possible. Breastfeeding has a number of
benefits to both mother and baby, which infant formula lacks.
Dhanurasana or Bow Pose: Dhanurasana or The Bow Pose is a basic back-
bend stretches the entire chest. This exercise helps you to stretch the whole spine and
shapes your breasts beautifully. It also helps with sagging of breasts
Note : Perform the Yoga exercise under the supervision of a qualified teacher.
Beat the beast.
The entertainment industry was not kind to her. Where the emphasis is on the perfect
body and looks, she was no longer the center-stage. She was quickly replaced by another
The long hours at the studios and outdoor shoots, rave parties, alcohol had taken a toll
on her health; physical and well as mental.
She made a clean breast of her life to the tabloids and to the public. She started an
awareness programme for women. She kept abreast of the news on newer and effective
research developments on breast cancer. She showed the world that there was a
beautiful and meaningful life after defeating the dreaded C.
Ladies, do you visit your doctor regularly? Share your experiences.
(Information courtesy Google)
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