As a woman, you probably have been told at one time or another something about breast health. When it comes to our health, it seems we need frequent reminders and maybe even some nagging to actually accomplish a task. The following are four ways to keep ahead of the curve on your breast health.
- Self-exams. Doing a monthly breast examination, yourself, can help you find any abnormalities fast. Touch and sight are the main part of the self-examinations. You should feel for lumps or swollen tissue from your armpit and all around your breast. Any obvious discolorations or an obvious shape or size difference may be some things to mention to a professional.
- Family health history. Knowing your families’ health history can help you and your health professionals keep an extra close eye on issues that your body is pre-dispositioned to have. Genes seem to play a big factor in breast health, so find out all you can about your families’ health history.
- Annual mammograms. Breast exams by professionals can start at different ages, depending on you and your families’ health history. Talk to your doctor about when would be best for you to start getting annual mammograms.
- Overall health. Our body’s health cannot only be measured by what it looks like on the outside. We need to make sure we are giving it the overall health that it needs. Regular exercise, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, and staying away from processed foods are a few ways to help maintain your overall health.
These commonly known health tips will keep you on aware of any issues that come up with your breasts. A health professional will be the best person to see for self exam tips, at what age you should start annual mammograms, and will be able to answer any questions you have about your breast health.
Posted on behalf of:
Diagnostic Radiology Ultrasound & Breast Center, P.C.
Mount Vernon Medical Center
755 Mount Vernon Highway Northeast #310
Atlanta, GA 30328
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