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What some prominent female physicians are saying on bras and the risk of disease .
Dr. Christiane Northrup, M.D., Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, (Bantam Books 2002; page 344) writes "Stop wearing an underwire bra."Too often this kind of bra cuts off circulation of both blood and lymph fluid around the breast, chest wall, and surrounding tissue. She goes on to say how important it is to "learn about your breasts" "Understand your breasts' anatomy... Gently massage your breasts at least once per month, making sure to sweep your hands up into your armpits (where the lymph nodes from the breasts drain).You might consult with a massage therapist for help in learning how to do this."
Dr. John Lee author of "What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Breast Cancer" (Grand Central Publishing 2005; page 38-39): "Although research has not proven that underwire bras, or arm antiperspirants cause breast cancer, common sense says that if you don't block lymph gland circulation from under your breasts with an underwire bra, it is going to be better for your breast health."
Dr. Jesse Hanley, author of "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause," (Warner Books 1999; page 255): “Dr. Hanley also encourages her patients not to wear under wire bras, or even tight bras, except for special occasions, because they block the lymph glands underneath the breast. Lymph glands play an important role in draining toxins from the breast."
Nina L. Diamond in her book Purify Your Body: Natural Remedies for Detoxing from 50 Everyday Situations recommends:
- ·Wear the correct bra size. Make sure it's not too tight.
- ·Never sleep with a bra on.
- ·Go bra-less as often as possible.
- ·Wear a bra less than 12 hours daily.
- ·Do self massage of the lymph glands under each arm, next to your breasts, at least a few times a week.
The evidence for a connection between wearing bras and Breast Disease is certainly sufficient for further study by the medical community. Meanwhile, individual women with or without fibrocystic conditions have promising alternatives to consider.