There’s one big question women are asking about bras. Can wearing a bra cause cancer?
The answer is that certain types of bras may not be in your breasts best interest but your breasts need the support a proper bra provides.
Wearing an ill fitted bra can be harmful to your breasts. Research has shown that wearing a tight fitting bra can cut off lymph drainage, which contributes to the development of breast cancer.
When your lymph cannot drain properly, your body has more of a challenge in excreting all toxins.
Over 85 percent of the lymph fluid flowing from your breasts drains to your armpit lymph nodes and the rest drains along your breastbone. To avoid increasing your risk of breast cancer, do not wear tight bras and tight clothing. They can impede lymph fluid flow.
The bra type, tightness and length of time its worn will all influence the amount of blockage of lymphatic drainage.
Improper bra wear can also create painful breast cysts and lumps.
Here are some ways to avoid cancer-causing bras:
- Buy bras with plastic underwire rather underwire bras with metal underwires. Metal can attract electromagnetic fields to your breasts and increase your risk of breast cancer.
- Wear wireless style bras such as sports bras and camisoles that have a built-in shelf bra.
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