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How an Ill Fitting Bra Can Harm You

  By posted Jan 2nd 2014
Healthy Living


Health Effect of Ill Fitting Bra


Did you know that 80 percent women wear the wrong size bra? Scary fact but true; you may be wondering 'so what!' Well you should know that an ill fitting bra could cause unsuspecting health problems like headaches and back pain. We unhook this problem and get to the core of this well padded issue.
* Study according to Sports Medicine Australia and the Breast Research Australia

Get to know Your Bra

If you have noticed these following points you are wearing the wrong bra (Via):
- Your bra strap is digging into your skin
- Your breasts are spilling out of the cup
- The cup is away from the top of the bra
- The underband rides up your back
- The underwire does not sit on the breast bone

Restricted breathing
If the bra is too tight or if the underwire does not fit perfectly on the breast bone, you will feel that you can’t breath properly.

Indigestion
A tight bra can cause indigestion; it can obstruct the flow of the digestive system.

Back pain
If the bra does not fit correctly, and the underband chokes the back, it can increase the risk of back pain. Same goes for shoulder blades, the bra should not restrict your movement.

Poor posture

If you slouch or hunch over it could be that your bra is causing the tension.

Abrasions

Ill fitting bras can limit the circulation of blood and oxygen to certain parts of your body. The friction of a tight bra can also cause scratches.

Breast pain

Limited circulation in your breast can make you uneasy. This can lead to the next problem.

Breast cancer

Ill fitting bras restrict the lymph flow to the breasts; this increases the toxins in your breast, which may cause cancer.

Headaches
Tight fit plus restricted flow plus lack of oxygen can lead to headaches.

It is important to get the right size bra and breathe life into your day.

*Image courtesy: © Thinkstock photos/ Getty Images

 

 

 

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